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Load bank testing the back-up generators should be part of your company’s standard maintenance program. The purpose of standby generators is to provide a reliable source of power to your building during an emergency situation. Because generators are only used during outages, they are not used regularly or for daily operations. The lack of regular use can cause them to not work optimally when the are ultimately needed. In order to prevent costly and sometimes catastrophic damage to equipment or to the generator, it is best to perform regular load bank testing.
Load bank testing helps ensure that standby generators function as expected during an emergency. The load bank rentals in New York, NY generate an artificial or dummy load for the standby generators in order to conduct the test for accurate results. Once the load is placed on the generator, the test is then timed and the load is gradually increased in specific kW increments. Every time the kW load is increased, testing measures and records critical parameters. This cannot be achieved by relying on the building power. In fact, this can put your electrical system, and ultimately business operations, at risk. Load bank rentals which provide an artificial load are relied upon by companies for this application. These tests will verify that a generator will provide back-up power and determine if it is capable of generating the highest possible load at any critical point in time.
To find out more about load bank rentals for testing and commissioning, contact American Power Rental.