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Data Centers: Commissioning Success (via The Data Center Journal)

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 and is filed under Data Centers, Load Banks

An important step for any backup power system installation is to test the equipment fully. This includes load bank testing. This commissioning process is vital to the reliability of your equipment and as a preventative measure, will save time and money in the long run. Take a look at the article linked below that talks specifically about commissioning a data center. We have rented load banks and engineered many solutions to multiple data centers across the country as a part of their commissioning processes and want to provide you with a solution, as well!

Data Centers: Commissioning Success

Wet Stacking and Load Bank Testing

Monday, July 6th, 2015 and is filed under Load Banks

Most generator companies understand the negative impact of prolonged no-load generator operation and are aware of WET STACKING. This condition occurs when diesel engines operate at light loads and low temperatures for prolonged periods. Having worked in the generator industry for over 35 years, I have seen many cases of Wet Stacking, some severe. The photos I have shared are of an Emergency Standby Gen-Set here in Austin, Texas which ran for several weeks due to a main electrical buss failure. The customer had no choice but to run the system for an extended period of time under very light loads. As was the case for this customer, the solution of an extended load bank test usually restores an engine to its designed level of performance. However, leaving a system un-tested or under-tested until such visible conditions exist are risky. In fact, once a Building Engineer observes the oily sludge running down the side of his engine, it’s probably too late…the generator system performance is already compromised! Read More

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