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July 31, 2020

The Future of Solar Storage Relies on Load Bank Testing

Over the past 10 years, as the United States has experienced a “renewable renaissance,” the market demand for greater efficiency and output has driven significant improvements in renewable technology. But … Continue reading “The Future of Solar Storage Relies on Load Bank Testing”

June 18, 2020

How To Expedite Your Building Commissioning Project

COVID-19 has presented unique challenges for a large cross-section of industries. In keeping with health guidelines issued by the CDC, many businesses have halted or outright changed their entire operational … Continue reading “How To Expedite Your Building Commissioning Project”

June 18, 2020

How To Properly Prioritize High-Risk Load Bank Testing

Most modern companies rely on an uninterrupted flow of power to their facilities in order to successfully operate. For high-risk facilities, like hospitals, data centers, and utility plants, a loss … Continue reading “How To Properly Prioritize High-Risk Load Bank Testing”

June 09, 2020

How To Update Contingency Plans For Future Crisis

COVID-19 and the ensuing global shutdown have revealed a critical need for organizations everywhere to address contingency planning. Lack of preparedness, failure to execute emergency responses and an inability to … Continue reading “How To Update Contingency Plans For Future Crisis”

June 04, 2020

Leverage Load Banks During Data Center Testing To Prevent Cyberattacks

The COVID-19 virus has been a system shock for companies and communities around the globe, shaking entire industries to their core and disrupting all traditional business models. Many companies with … Continue reading “Leverage Load Banks During Data Center Testing To Prevent Cyberattacks”

March 19, 2020

Grid modernization will change the commissioning process

Grid modernization will transform the electricity industry in more ways than we can even imagine. As the electric grid evolves to accommodate new technologies and diversified power sources, we are … Continue reading “Grid modernization will change the commissioning process”

March 13, 2020

Why You Should Plan & Schedule Your Load Testing Services Early

Depending on the industry, regulations associated with commissioning vary, but one element that is always included is load testing. In order to validate design specifications and verify the functionality of … Continue reading “Why You Should Plan & Schedule Your Load Testing Services Early”

March 05, 2020

Renewable Energy Storage Is The Key To Leveraging Renewable Energy

  Energy storage is on everyone’s mind and for good reason. Current power delivery networks are facing a critical inflection point. New and evolving regulations paired with increased scrutiny of … Continue reading “Renewable Energy Storage Is The Key To Leveraging Renewable Energy”

February 10, 2020

2020 Trends That Will Make Waves In The Energy Industry

Big things are coming in 2020. With increases and changes in technology, politics, climate, and regulations, renewable energy and the energy industry as a whole will see significant shifts over … Continue reading “2020 Trends That Will Make Waves In The Energy Industry”

February 10, 2020

Why Load Testing Utility Substations Is Important For The Utility Industry

  The utility industry is changing and forcing utility companies to adapt to wide-ranging trends and a shifting energy landscape. From evolving customer and stakeholder expectations, the rise of renewable … Continue reading “Why Load Testing Utility Substations Is Important For The Utility Industry”

December 05, 2019

Why HVDC Is An Efficient Alternative For Offshore Wind Power Plan Operations

  Offshore wind power plant operations are most common in Europe, but technology advancements on the renewable front are leading experts to believe they will soon become just as prevalent … Continue reading “Why HVDC Is An Efficient Alternative For Offshore Wind Power Plan Operations”

December 05, 2019

How To Ensure Effective Fuel Usage When Commissioning Wind Turbines

  Load banks offer a flexible and effective way to commission wind turbines. In addition to testing the power-generation capabilities of your wind farm without a grid connection, load banks … Continue reading “How To Ensure Effective Fuel Usage When Commissioning Wind Turbines”

May 25, 2016

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”

May 24, 2016

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”

March 12, 2018

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?”

April 07, 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”

April 07, 2016

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?”

July 12, 2017

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”

August 04, 2017

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”

June 26, 2017

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 for your equipment commissioning? Many experts … Continue reading “When Should You Use Load Banks to Test Your Generator?”

May 20, 2015

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”

February 06, 2015

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”

April 19, 2017

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”

October 27, 2016

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”

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