Load Bank Maintenance Programs Key to Surviving Power Outages

If you only call on your generators during emergencies, how will you know they can handle the power demands after an outage? Regular load bank testing is a critical component … Continue reading “Load Bank Maintenance Programs Key to Surviving Power Outages”


Key Steps and Considerations in Commissioning Substations

Several methods for commissioning substations provide utilities and developers with ways to effectively maintain project schedules. It is widely known in many industries that testing the entire system, as installed, … Continue reading “Key Steps and Considerations in Commissioning Substations”


How Power Load Bank Testing Protects Against Outages

If you run a business in a mission-critical industry, you know the importance of maintaining operations. A healthcare, financial services, educational or any other organization that serves customers could be … Continue reading “How Power Load Bank Testing Protects Against Outages”


Understanding the Commissioning Process for Utility Systems

The overall goal of commissioning is to confirm a facility meets the design intent and the owner’s requirements. For critical facilities, proper commissioning ensures a reliable and resilient operation. Witness … Continue reading “Understanding the Commissioning Process for Utility Systems”


Case Study — How a Solar Farm Used Load Bank Testing to Simulate the Grid

By relying on load bank testing to commission its facilities, E Light Electric, a renewable energy company, realized major benefits. E Light Electric specializes in constructing large-scale renewable projects. The … Continue reading “Case Study — How a Solar Farm Used Load Bank Testing to Simulate the Grid”


ComRent Grid Emulation and Witness Testing for Solar PV Power Plants

Solar PV power plants must test each operational element of the inverters and solar modules to be properly commissioned and connected to the grid. Testing quickly helps to meet production … Continue reading “ComRent Grid Emulation and Witness Testing for Solar PV Power Plants”


Alternative Commissioning for Solar PV Power Plants

To meet production deadlines and begin producing commercial power as quickly as possible, the complete solar PV power plants, including the operation of the inverters and solar modules, must be … Continue reading “Alternative Commissioning for Solar PV Power Plants”


Benefits of Grid Emulation for Utility Commissioning

Grid emulation provides a temporary system at the site of the substation or point of connection to the utility. In this application, specialty diesel generators, resistive load banks, reactive load … Continue reading “Benefits of Grid Emulation for Utility Commissioning”


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”


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”


The Importance of Using Proven Load Bank Testing Procedures

Has your organization adopted an effective load bank testing procedure? Does your testing ensure you will be able to maintain continuous operation? Load bank testing is performed under two scenarios … Continue reading “The Importance of Using Proven Load Bank Testing Procedures”


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?”


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”


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”


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”


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”


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?”


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”


Key Reason for Using Load Banks for Generator Testing

How do you load test your generator sets? Do you conduct your testing at full loads? Load testing generators is a critical step in commissioning a new facility, conducting routine … Continue reading “Key Reason for Using Load Banks for Generator Testing”


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?”


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”


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”

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