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Load bank rentals in Portland, ME help ensure that the right amount of load is provided when testing the capacity of your generator sets. They put the generators in full load for an extended period of time so that the test is conducted safely and effectively.
Load bank testing of standby generator sets is a preventative maintenance practice. Load banks test the generators’ ability to provide backup power during emergency situations. If load bank testing is done regularly, it will guarantee the reliability of your standby generators during power failure and it will also extend the generators’ life. But, for this test to be conducted properly, without using your existing facility load, an artificial or a dummy load is required.
A generator needs to run under a full load for several hours during testing in order to reach the full operating or combustion temperature. If you use your existing facility load, this can hamper other critical operations. This is why load banks for rent are used to supply sufficient dummy loads for an extended period of time. This ensures all the fuel is used, preventing it from accumulating in the exhaust system which can result in wet stacking. This is also a common problem for many diesel generators that are operated with light load. Wet stacking not only can negatively affect the operating performance of your generator sets but it can also create a fire hazard in your facility.
To find out more about how load bank rentals can be beneficial in your facility, contact American Power Rental.