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October 01, 2019

Reduce Your Margin of Error During A Commissioning Test

  The purpose of a commissioning test is to ensure your facility will work efficiently and effectively, proving it has the capacity to generate the proper amount of energy. To … Continue reading “Reduce Your Margin of Error During A Commissioning Test”

July 18, 2019

How to Build a Wind Farm Maintenance Plan

  Maintaining the performance and profit-generating capacity of your wind farm begins with load bank testing and a strong maintenance plan. Wind turbines are complex pieces of equipment that are … Continue reading “How to Build a Wind Farm Maintenance Plan”

March 14, 2019

How Renting A Load Bank Saves You Time

  Searching for a load bank provider that will enable on-time commissioning and load testing of a wide variety of applications doesn’t have to be a complicated process. ComRent offers … Continue reading “How Renting A Load Bank Saves You Time”

January 07, 2019

How Renting A Load Bank Saves You Money

  Load bank testing offers a versatile solution for mission-critical facilities across a wide range of industries. By applying a load to an electrical power source at full charge you … Continue reading “How Renting A Load Bank Saves You Money”

January 02, 2019

ComRent Keeps You Safe with Load Testing Services

  Safety is at the core of ComRent’s values. Through every phase of our load testing services, we demonstrate safety best practices. Every piece of ComRent equipment is inspected and … Continue reading “ComRent Keeps You Safe with Load Testing Services”

December 18, 2018

CR Remotes Make Complex Data Center Testing Easier and Faster

  Traditional load testing for data centers can be quite time consuming as each critical system must be tested independently. In an effort to help data center owners and managers … Continue reading “CR Remotes Make Complex Data Center Testing Easier and Faster”

November 12, 2018

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?”

November 06, 2018

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”

October 31, 2018

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”

October 19, 2018

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”

August 28, 2018

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”

August 09, 2018

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”

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”

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”

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?”

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”

May 15, 2015

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”

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