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Load bank testing should be incorporated into the regular maintenance routines of your generator set. This testing significantly helps to ensure peak performance and maximum reliability of your back-up generator because the test determines if the generator can and will run at its full kilowatt (kW) capacity during an emergency situation.
An annual load test must be performed at 100% of your gen set’s kW capacity for a minimum of one hour. It is not safe to use the facility’s electrical distribution system and load for this test. This is why load bank rentals in Hartford, CT are available in order to provide the required artificial load for the test, allowing you to step up the load at specific time intervals.
Load bank testing has other uses in addition to verifying that the generator set can deliver power during an outage. Performing regular load tests can also remove unused fuel as well as decrease carbon build-up in the engine. If not eliminated, this can compromise the generators ability to produce the back-up power when it is most needed. Because load bank testing is vital, it is best to use the highest quality of load banks for rent for conducting it.
To find out more about load bank rentals for testing and commissioning applications, contact American Power Rental.