Emergency Generators Need Generator Load Bank Testing
The loadbank test allows you to verify the functions of the generator system, which cannot be verified by regular startup. Through testing, you can also find problems as early as possible before they cause expensive repairs or cannot be performed when needed. But testing is not just a recommendation, in some cases regulations also require it. For example, many emergency generators need to be tested monthly in the following situations: (1) Emergency generators are designed to protect the occupants of commercial buildings; (2) Otherwise, it may cause personal injury or death. The test requirements vary depending on whether the generator is running on diesel fuel or electric. For most backup systems, especially those prepared to prevent economic loss or business interruption, annual testing may be sufficient.
Likewise, the test depends on the industry, regulations, the energy of the generator and the purpose of the generator. As another general rule, testing should also be performed when the generator is a new generator or a generator that has been commissioned to establish a benchmark for future operating performance.
Recommend model JET-ACO series AC load bank:
A load testing is part of the maintenance for a generator.
There are multiple reasons generator should undergo a load bank test on an annual basis, including but not limited to the following:
- Verifies the generator capabilities opposed to just routinely starting it up.
- Problems discovered early can be significantly less expensive and prevents future major issues.
- Helps to avoid wet-stacking and cleans out carbon deposits.
- Verifies the engine cooling systems will perform while under load.
- Provides assurance that the generator should work properly when you need it most.
- Three-phase voltage
- Active power& reactive power
- Apparent power
- Power factor
- Running time
- Energies of generators and UPS
Functions & Features
◆ Test three-phase voltage, current, active power, reactive power, apparent power, power factor, frequency, running time, energies of generators and UPS.
◆ It has harmonic analysis of 2-50 orders of harmonic content and the total harmonic content for voltage or current.
◆ Set/adjust discharging power according to performance parameters and detection requirements
◆ Set discharging time, timing to automatic shut-off load, discharge off and alarm operator
◆ Set over/under voltage protection threshold value, it can shut off load, terminate discharging and alarm user automatically.
◆ Large LCD screen, friendly interface. English menu and easy operation.
◆ Parallel operation function to carry out multi sets load operation by RS 485 communication
◆ Built-in storage save 30 groups of test data, which can be viewed, deleted and export into SD card.
◆ Start/stop discharging control by Serial port, and detect data real time operation etc.; The storage data can be uploaded to PC by serial port or SD card, and the upper computer’s software can analyze data and pattern and print report etc.
◆ Overheating and over current protection function, it can turn off load, terminate discharging and alarm automatically when over temperature and over current.
◆ Set at most 5 groups power, load process automatically according to the setting power and operation time after being turned on.