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Load Bank Testing Helps Ensure that Standby Generators Perform and Provide The Required Horsepower During a Power Failure - MA, RI, CT, ME, NH, VT

5 February 2016 Bookmark and Share

Load bank testing is an essential part of any preventive maintenance practice for generators because it helps ensure that the standby generators in your business will perform in the event of a power failure. But there are other things that regular maintenance with load bank tests will ensure as well.

Load banks for rent are used to conduct a test to determine if the standby generator engine still has the ability to perform and to provide the required horsepower required during an emergency.

A standby generator typically runs at a level less than the unit’s rated output capability. It is through load bank testing that an artificial load is provided bringing the engine to an acceptable operating temperature to ensure optimum performance when your business needs back-up power. Load tests also verify if the standby generator is capable of producing maximum output in terms of amperage and horsepower.

Over time, standby generators tend to develop wet-stacking and carbon buildup in their combustion chambers and exhaust system because they are lightly loaded during application and are seldomly used. The use of load bank rentals help prevent this, which would lead to increased oil and fuel consumption and poor engine performance.

To find out more about your options for load bank rentals, contact American Power Rental.

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