Resistive Load Bank or Reactive Load Bank: What Should I Use for Data Center Testing?

  When it comes to data center testing, load banks are the only way to test your facility at a full load. Proper load testing will run the generator engines … Continue reading “Resistive Load Bank or Reactive Load Bank: What Should I Use for Data Center Testing?”


How to Set Up a Data Center Maintenance Plan

  Maintaining the performance and profit-generating capacity of your data center starts with a strong maintenance plan and trusted load bank supplier. In addition to eliminating the risk of down … Continue reading “How to Set Up a Data Center Maintenance Plan”


History of IEEE Standard 1547

  IEEE Standard 1547 (1547) was recently revised to update the testing standards and procedures for critical power-generation systems. The standard was originally published in 2003 as a voluntary industry … Continue reading “History of IEEE Standard 1547”


What Is IEEE

  IEEE is a membership organization working to foster technological innovation and excellence to benefit humanity. As the world’s largest technical professional organization focused on technology advancement, IEEE creates industry … Continue reading “What Is IEEE”


The Importance of Load Bank Testing Your Backup System

  Consumer expectations of accessible data are at an all-time high. In response, companies rely on data centers more than ever. When an outage occurs, it can be extremely costly … Continue reading “The Importance of Load Bank Testing Your Backup System”


Faster, Less Expensive, and Safer: ComRent’s Load Bank Testing Promise for Data Centers

  The latest Cisco® Visual Networking Index projects Global IP traffic will increase threefold over the next 5 years, and will have increased 127-fold from 2005 to 2021. Data center … Continue reading “Faster, Less Expensive, and Safer: ComRent’s Load Bank Testing Promise for Data Centers”


Data Center Commissioning: 11 Questions to Ask Before Renting a Load Bank

  Load bank testing is the most effective way to ensure your data center functions properly from onset and throughout the life of the facility. When searching for a load … Continue reading “Data Center Commissioning: 11 Questions to Ask Before Renting a Load Bank”


ComRent Supports Commissioning Trans Bay Cable Project

Siemens installed an upgraded control system for the Trans Bay Cable Project, a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system with a voltage -sourced converter (VSC) technology realized in a modular … Continue reading “ComRent Supports Commissioning Trans Bay Cable Project”


Should I Rent a Load Bank or Buy?

Whether your business hauls goods on transoceanic shipments or engages in grid-scale renewable energy, load bank testing is becoming an ever-increasing presence in ensuring electric power performance in a diverse … Continue reading “Should I Rent a Load Bank or Buy?”


Why Do I Need Load Banks?

The future forward industries of today rely heavily on the use of load banks for maintenance, commissioning and testing of electrical circuits for proper function. No matter what the primary … Continue reading “Why Do I Need Load Banks?”


How Do I Load Test a Generator?

Generators Must Be Tested Critical backup generator systems must undergo strict generator load bank testing and commissioning on a regular basis. In the healthcare industry, American Society of Healthcare Engineers … Continue reading “How Do I Load Test a Generator?”


What Type of Generator Load Bank Testing Equipment Should I Use?

A variety of industries use backup generators to guard against the adverse impact of inevitable utility service interruptions. At some point in the life of mission-critical electrical systems, operators will … Continue reading “What Type of Generator Load Bank Testing Equipment Should I Use?”


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”


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”


Load Bank Testing for all Data Center Tiers

  Data Center Tiers 01 – Small Businesses 99.671% Uptime Annual Downtime: 28.8 hours No redundancy 02 – Medium-size Businesses 99.749% Uptime Annual Downtime: 22 hours Partial redundancy in power … Continue reading “Load Bank Testing for all Data Center Tiers”


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?”


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”


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”


Interconnection, Interoperability for Integration in the Smart Grid

The relationship between interconnection and interoperability in the Smart Grid is often a source of confusion for engineers. Our Director of Business and Technology Strategy, Mark Siira, gives details in … Continue reading “Interconnection, Interoperability for Integration in the Smart Grid”


Utilities Turn to Drones to Inspect Power Lines and Pipelines

In an effort to combat gas leaks and downed power lines, the utility industry has enlisted a new weapon into the fight—drones, according to a Wall Street Journal article published … Continue reading “Utilities Turn to Drones to Inspect Power Lines and Pipelines”


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”


The 5 Most Common Critical Power Distribution Topologies

In a society where technology is continuously improving, expectations of reliability are also increasing. As such, the expectations for the reliability of electric power distribution are increasing. Given power outages … Continue reading “The 5 Most Common Critical Power Distribution Topologies”


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?”

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