Trends in Load Bank Testing Equipment for Utilities

  The frequency and breadth of load testing for critical power facility commissioning has increased during the last decade. Three distinct trends will drive the growing importance of using load bank testing … Continue reading “Trends in Load Bank Testing Equipment for Utilities”


Substation Equipment Testing Best Practices

  When you integrate best practices for substation equipment testing, you can leverage many benefits. Proven testing techniques help you improve reliability, availability, and efficiency of the primary and backup … Continue reading “Substation Equipment Testing Best Practices”


Equipment Required for Load Testing for Utilities

  As part of an electrical generation, transmission, and distribution system, a substation houses equipment that surrounds a transformer. Specialized load testing for utilities ensures safe, efficient, and reliable delivery of … Continue reading “Equipment Required for Load Testing for Utilities”


Key Considerations for Utility Substation Testing

  Why and when should you conduct utility substation testing? What do you need to know to complete this process successfully? Utility operators must test new facilities before they go … Continue reading “Key Considerations for Utility Substation Testing”


Uninterruptible Power Supply Testing and Commissioning

Comprehensive UPS testing and commissioning can help validate operational performance. Using load banks for testing confirms all components are integrated properly, work together, and will function as intended when needed. … Continue reading “Uninterruptible Power Supply Testing and Commissioning”


Load Bank Testing Procedures for Data Centers

Data center demands have grown considerably in recent years. From basic server deployments to high-density environments, today’s data centers must exercise proper load bank testing procedures to ensure reliable ongoing … Continue reading “Load Bank Testing Procedures for Data Centers”


Load Bank Testing for Uninterruptible Power Supply

UPS load bank testing provides a sure-fire way to know you can keep your IT equipment running during short-term power outages. The purpose of a UPS system is to provide … Continue reading “Load Bank Testing for Uninterruptible Power Supply”


Data Center Load Bank Testing

Data center owners can isolate and correct any issues by validating electrical and mechanical infrastructure performance with load banks during the data center commissioning process. Commissioning agents have been known … Continue reading “Data Center Load Bank Testing”


Data Center Commissioning and the Benefits of Load Bank Testing

Commissioning is a quality assurance program. It validates a new data center process or system meets the owner’s requirements. However, owners may not always understand the purpose and value of … Continue reading “Data Center Commissioning and the Benefits of Load Bank Testing”


Best Practices: Load Banks for Generator Testing

Best practices recommend deploying load banks for generator testing to ensure your generators will perform when you need them. Learn more.


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”


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”


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”


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”


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”


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”


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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