What is a load bank test?
A load bank test is a controlled test of your full backup power protection system. Firing up a generator to see if it’s working doesn’t tell you whether it’s capable of taking on a full load.
How can Shenton Group help you?
We have our own load banks which we plug into the backup power supply to test the UPS system behaves as it should and that its batteries are all in full working order, and to run a full, stable load into the standby generators.
Depending on your site – the location and number of generators – this can be quite a significant operation.
Complete Load banking service includes:
- Site survey, delivery and positioning of the load bank
- Site logistics – road closures, crane movements etc
- Testing of the generator/power source
- Disconnection and removal of the load bank
- Reconnection to the normal load
- Detailed results with full written report
Benefits of a Load Bank test
As well as providing peace-of-mind that you’ve got a fully operational backup power supply that will run steadily until the mains is reconnected, a load bank test also cleans out your generator, removing built-up carbon deposits from pistons and exhaust systems, you’ll get a smoother, cleaner and more reliable generator.
At Shenton Group we recommend load bank testing for generators at least once a year. We provide an extended and full load bank package for testing generators – whether you’ve hired the generators from us or already have your own on-site.