What is the purpose of load bank testing?

Critical application of power such as hospitals, health care, computer data centers has created the need to maximize the quality and reliability of systems.

Load Bank testing allows a standby power system to be tested and exercised under load to verify its overall reliability to perform in an emergency power situation.

Load bank checks the engines ability to perform and provide the required horsepower when called upon in an emergency.

Typically, a prime power generator set is running at a level far less than the unit’s rated output capability. This causes excessive fuel build up or unburned fuel deposits building up in the engine. This is known as "wet stacking". Load bank testing allows the engine to reach full operating temperature and ‘burns out’ this accumulation of un-burnt fuel.

The result is a unit that runs cleaner and more efficiently. It also offers peace of mind that your power system is operating at the rating it was designed too. Any generator set, whether the prime mover is diesel or gaseous fuel driven, can benefit from having it load bank tested.

Regular load bank testing of generators provides an essential health check service for your power system.