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Load bank testing is primarily meant for diesel-powered generator sets. The main purpose of this test is to help ensure the gen set’s reliable operation during power outages. If load bank testing is performed regularly, not only can it ensure that the gen set will function at optimum performance when a power outage occurs but also can prevent wet stacking to extend the generator set’s life.
When load bank testing is conducted on in-house generator sets, plant engineers run the gen set under a full load for an extended period of time. This typically lasts two to four hours depending on the power capacity of your generator. However, providing this load for this test using the existing facility load may not be practical because of the risk of power interruption which can cause a loss of data, delays in operation, or jeopardize employee safety. In order to prevent these scenarios, load banks for rent are used to provide the artificial load needed for testing.
Load bank rentals in Hartford, CT come in different capacities to meet the requirements of your particular commercial generator. Through load bank rentals, the required artificial load is provided to conduct the generator test so that other critical operations will not be affected.
To find out more about load bank rentals, contact American Power Rental.