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.


Simplifying Commissioning with Power Monitoring Equipment

Do you struggle to monitor power quality, temperature and humidity during commissioning? Do you have to resort to using different pieces of power monitoring equipment to complete your project? Monitoring … Continue reading “Simplifying Commissioning with Power Monitoring Equipment”


Power Load Banks – A Crucial Component in Generator Maintenance

Is load bank testing a regular part of your generator maintenance program? If it’s not, you significantly increase the risk of a mechanical failure during a power outage – at … Continue reading “Power Load Banks – A Crucial Component in Generator Maintenance”


Load Testing Solutions for Utilities — Why It’s Not a Good Idea to Use the Grid

How does your substation, solar farm or wind farm conduct load testing? What load bank testing solutions do you use? Do you rely on using load straight from the grid? … Continue reading “Load Testing Solutions for Utilities — Why It’s Not a Good Idea to Use the Grid”


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”


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”


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”


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”


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”


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?”


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”


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”


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”

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