Load Bank Testing for Microgrid Components

A microgrid operates while connected to the central power grid. However, it can work on its own during power outages. Conduct load bank testing of all microgrid components to ensure … Continue reading “Load Bank Testing for Microgrid Components”


Testing Microgrid Solar Inverters

Big tax incentives, broader market reach, and innovative technologies have driven down the costs of solar power development. With solar costs getting closer to grid parity, the use of solar … Continue reading “Testing Microgrid Solar Inverters”


Load Bank Utilization in Microgrid Planning

Microgrids represent small networks of electricity users that generate and distribute a local power supply. They usually attach to a centralized national grid, but can also operate as an independent … Continue reading “Load Bank Utilization in Microgrid Planning”


Best Practices for Microgrid Load Bank Testing

Microgrid power systems provide a network of users with a local source of electricity. Commonly, microgrids attach to the national grid, however, they can also function as a controlled island … Continue reading “Best Practices for Microgrid Load Bank Testing”


Microgrid Applications: What You Should Know

Today’s world depends on an uninterrupted flow of cost-effective electricity. However, many variables, including severe storms, outages, aging infrastructure, and cost pressures can lead to uncertainty in power generation and … Continue reading “Microgrid Applications: What You Should Know”


Six Steps for Data Center Substation Commissioning

To ensure a high performing facility, data center operators should take special care during data center commissioning. By following six basic steps for data center substation commissioning, you can address … Continue reading “Six Steps for Data Center Substation Commissioning”


Data Center Commissioning Checklist

To successfully commission a data center, you need to follow a comprehensive plan during each of a building project’s phases. Using a data center commissioning checklist will ensure your project … Continue reading “Data Center Commissioning Checklist”


Best Practices for Data Center Commissioning with Load Banks

If you operate a critical facility like a data center, you must use best practices during data center commissioning. By choosing the right load banks and vendor, you will improve … Continue reading “Best Practices for Data Center Commissioning with Load Banks”


Six Benefits of Load Bank Testing & What They Mean for Your Commercial Facility

Our new infographic illustrates how to maintain operations and gain unparalleled benefits with load bank testing. Don’t let a failed system dissatisfy your customers and damage your reputation.


Critical Considerations for Data Center Load Bank Testing

Data center load bank testing helps you detect problems resulting from faulty designs, improper settings, and defective or damaged equipment. Load banks help provide a rigorous testing environment that validates … Continue reading “Critical Considerations for Data Center Load Bank Testing”


When Should You Use Load Banks to Test Your Generator?

What’s the general rule of thumb for determining load testing frequency? How do you know if and when you need to deploy load banks to test your equipment? Many experts … Continue reading “When Should You Use Load Banks to Test Your Generator?”


Top 3 Selection Criteria for Providers of Load Bank Solutions

Do you have the in-house expertise to conduct load testing? If not, third-party providers of load bank solutions can help. Using a load bank provider has many benefits. When you select the right partner, you have the peace-of-mind knowing your load testing project will be carried out by a professional with specialized expertise.


The Difference Between Inductive and Capacitive Load Bank Solutions

Are you familiar with the different types of reactive load bank solutions? A reactive load bank simulates systems affected by electric motors or other electromagnetic devices on a power network. … Continue reading “The Difference Between Inductive and Capacitive Load Bank Solutions”


PV Solar Facility Commissioning: Save Time and Money Using Load Bank Testing

Designing and building a solar energy plant is a capital-intensive project that requires coordination of labor, components, schedules and regulatory compliance which produces costs in the millions of dollars. According … Continue reading “PV Solar Facility Commissioning: Save Time and Money Using Load Bank Testing”


Proper Load Testing and Commissioning Deliver Data Center Benefits

The most successful testing and commissioning of a data center requires you develop your plan as early as possible. By preparing your commissioning plan early in the project, such as … Continue reading “Proper Load Testing and Commissioning Deliver Data Center Benefits”


Load Bank Testing for all Data Center Tiers

The moment your data center fails…. you start paying the price. You can lose an average of $138,000 for every hour your data center is out of commission. Find out … Continue reading “Load Bank Testing for all Data Center Tiers”


The Different Types of Load Bank Testing Solutions

Load bank testing solutions include load banks that test the operation of an electrical system. Load banks control the total load, power factor and schedule during the test. Many of … Continue reading “The Different Types of Load Bank Testing Solutions”


Resistive vs Reactive – Reasons to Choose Reactive Load Bank Testing Solutions

Fully functional backup systems remain critical to business success. In the event of an unexpected power outage, you need to know your operation will continue seamlessly. However, many facilities managers … Continue reading “Resistive vs Reactive – Reasons to Choose Reactive Load Bank Testing Solutions”


10 Trends that Will Impact Your Data Center in 2016

Looking ahead to the future of data centers and the evolution of technology, here are 10 trends to know that can impact your data center in the coming year. 1. Higher … Continue reading “10 Trends that Will Impact Your Data Center in 2016”


Here’s Why Utilities Say They Use Load Banks in Substation Testing and Start Up

New utility facilities must be tested before going live to verify proper operations of relays and power protection. Operators can test their new facilities in one of two ways: use … Continue reading “Here’s Why Utilities Say They Use Load Banks in Substation Testing and Start Up”


Why Use Portable Load Banks?

Portable load banks streamline load testing in a variety of applications. From small to large kW ratings, portable load banks are convenient, reliable and only need to be on your … Continue reading “Why Use Portable Load Banks?”


Why Conduct Load Bank Testing?

Whenever critical electrical systems are deployed, load bank testing ensures the reliability of these systems. Basically, a load bank supplies an artificial load to a variety of equipment, including generators, … Continue reading “Why Conduct Load Bank Testing?”


Why big data servers stay on-premises in data centers

While the rest of the world may be moving to the cloud, the growth of compute- and I/O-intensive analytics have kept much of their big data workloads for data centers … Continue reading “Why big data servers stay on-premises in data centers”


Top 5 Benefits for Load Testing Your Data Center

How long could your data center operation survive a power outage without suffering debilitating consequences? The answer, unfortunately, is not long at all for most operations. According to findings in … Continue reading “Top 5 Benefits for Load Testing Your Data Center”

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