Load Bank Testing

NFPA Load Bank Testing:
Many facilities need to perform periodic load bank testing on their emergency backup power generators in order to comply with NFPA 110 requirements. Even if you are not required under NFPA 110 to perform these tests, load bank testing is an essential part of a comprehensive preventive maintenance program and is highly recommended. Load bank testing is one of the most important of all preventive maintenance tasks and provides an excellent measure of your generator's ability to perform as it was designed.

Load bank testing may be performed at various intervals ranging from monthly to annually. If you are unsure of your load bank testing needs, we will be glad to put together a proper maintenance schedule to meet your facility's needs. Please contact Generator Power Systems of LA for more information.

Among the benefits of proper load bank testing are:
· Elimination of 'wet stacking' due to extended light load operation of a diesel engine
· Ensure proper airflow and engine cooling
· 100% load testing confirms the ability of your generator to operate at its rated load
· Moisture is dried from the alternator windings prolonging life and increasing performance
· Allows the engine to reach full operating temperatures and allows cleaner and more efficient operation
· Provides the peace of mind in knowing your generator will deliver when needed

Load Bank Testing Capabilities

Generator Power Systems of LA has several load bank testing units which allow us to perform load bank tests with loads ranging from 5KW and up on single phase, 240v and 480v. This gives us the flexibility to place the proper load on your system every time.