Generator Load Bank Testing

Why, what and when of load bank testing, Generator Testing, Niagara Region Generator Specialist, C282 Inspection and Maintenance Service, Annual Generator Service

Testing Generator Reliability, Generator Annual Service

Generator Servicing, Niagara Region Generator Service, Niagara Region Generator Specialists; Generator Testing

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LOAD BANK TEST – WHY, WHAT & WHEN 

A LOAD BANK TEST is a test of the ability of your generator to run for 2-hours at full load – successfully.  This test will provide a good idea of how your generator will perform during a power outage when you need it.  This test is required for Life Safety Generators as per the CSA Code C282.  And sometimes the test is requested for Non-Life Safety Generators by the administration, Insurance Companies, Mortgage Companies, etc.

A LOAD BANK TEST is commonly  conducted on your generator following a complete Annual Service & Inspection.  The Load Bank equipment is connected to your generator (which has been disconnected from your building) and a full load equal to the generator’s maximum rating/size is run for a total of 2-hours with readings taken regularly throughout the test.  Upon a  successful run, your generator, is given a pass and a Certificate can be issued.

INFRARED SURVEY – if your Generator is required to have the Load Bank Test done as part of a C282 Annual Generator Service, then an ‘Infrared Survey’ will be conducted at the same time, as required.  Before an electrical component burns up, it heats up – so during the Load Bank test, an Infrared thermography (camera) is used to perform inspections/survey on generator electrical equipment to detect these ‘hot spots’.  This excess heat at those spots are usually the first sign of trouble on electrical (or mechanical) equipment – and, preventative maintenance can then be done – avoiding a breakdown just when you need your generator.

What are the BENEFITS of a Load Bank Test? 

  • Certificate – upon a successful completion of a Load Bank Test following an Annual Generator Service, we can provide a C282 Annual Certificate; for Non-Life Safety, we can issue a standard Annual General Certificate  
  • only during this type of test can all the systems be inspected for dependable performance and any potential failure; during this test we can detect where  repairs and replacements are needed; therefore the repairs to any worn parts can be done prior to any potential ‘breakdown’.
  • this test can provide Certification of the reliability of your generator
  • the test (for Diesel Generators) can clean out the exhaust system of any build up

Recommended to have an ANNUAL GENERATOR SERVICE conducted 1x/Year.

We are one of Niagara Region’s LOAD BANK TESTING Specialists – we are available to discuss what your generator needs – just give us a call for a no cost/ no obligation Site Visit to provide a Quote.

 

 

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