In Business Since 1985
California Diesel & Power
Sacramento Branch Office
Load Bank Testing
Don't wait until the power goes out to learn that your generator isn't working properly. Even if you test run your generator regularly, there can still be problems that won't appear until your generator is run with a load. Load Bank Testing allows the generator to be tested at its rated capacity. While it is being tested, our technician will be monitoring the generator for proper output, oil and fuel pressure, and proper cooling. Generators that are run with little or no load can experience "Wet Stacking". Wet Stacking is caused when carbon builds up in the cylinders. It will cause the engine to bog down and smoke. Load Bank Testing burns off this carbon and allows your generator to run at maximum performance rating. Call today to schedule a Load Bank Test!
Here is an excellent article on the subject:
The Power in Your Hands: The Right Load Bank Strategy Impacts Uptime
By Clayton Taylor, President, ComRent ® International
Whether you're responsible for the electrical equipment, HVAC and generators/chillers for a power plant, data center, hospital or cruise ship, the call to action is clear: Make sure you have the power capacities and capabilities necessary to keep your infrastructure up and running – or risk costly outages. That's where a comprehensive load bank strategy comes into the picture. Early and ongoing load bank testing of your high-performance infrastructure system ensures that it works properly from the first installation and continues to function at maximum efficiency.
Why Load Banks?
To effectively create electricity, you need two devices: the generator and the load. Neither works without the other. Technically, a load bank is a device that develops an electric load. It then applies that load to an electrical power source and converts the power output of the source. To understand better,... (article continued here)