If you’ve been reading our blogs, we’ve looked at load bank testing and how often it should be done. Today we’re examining pre-testing procedures to take into account as you implement load bank testing into your regular operations.

It is important to follow a checklist of best practices during the testing process. This ensures safety for both the test worker while preventing the odds that major power outage will occur during the testing procedure. Though the testing procedure isn’t itself complicated, it does take knowledge to properly perform.

Starting and operating the generator, the technician continues until water temperature stabilization occurs. All manual or automatic switches are then moved to the source of the emergency. The generator will then be loaded step by step with the load bank before reaching the desired load point. The technician removes the load bank load first after the check and transfers all switches back to the normal position before allowing the generator to cool down per the instructions of the manufacturer.

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