Load Testing is a common phrase that is used a lot in the generator industry. People quite often ask us the question; “What’s the point in that? I hardly ever run my generator?”. When winter comes round, more power is demanded from the grid which could lead to more “power-cuts”.
Have you load tested your generator?
Testing your standby generator is imperative, even if your generator only runs once a year, weekly or daily it is important to test your stand by generator. Did you know that even on a regular test with a light load leaves the generator prone to faults incurred through under use or neglect?
Bellwood Rewinds recently received a 45kVA perkins set for refurbishment, and although this set had been running prime for the last 4 years on site, after we had stripped it down there was an astonishing amount of carbon build up within the engine. This happened because of a light load and the generator not being maintained at regular intervals.
Load testing ensures that, when needed, your standby generator is in peak condition to bear the load of your power requirements. Diesel standby generators that aren’t ran often can build up fuel deposits in parts of the engine which may leave your standby generator with reduced output when it is needed in an emergency.
What to do next?
If you your generator hasn’t been load tested before, you should consider having it tested. Bellwood Generators can load test your generator for you.
Contact us today to find out more about load bank testing. We can provide you with more answers and help you moving forward.