Blackouts, power grid interruptions and severe weather prompt business owners to look for insurance against financial losses and also the damage of equipments by installing backup power generation equipments. But a backup generator is unable to exhaust the defensive strategy against these threats. Therefore, testing and maintaining backup power system is crucial in protecting the equipments of a plant in case of power outage.
There is a widespread misconception amongst people about the testing and maintenance routine of a backup power system. People think that a component-by-component test conducted on a regular basis can offer enough grounds for trusting in the ability of the system to deal with unplanned downtime. Another popular belief is that testing the engine offers sufficient proof that the system is actually working appropriately. But many plant managers face significant losses while a backup power malfunction is caused by actual power interruption.
As the backup system is actually made of different types of discrete systems and subsystems like alternators, switchgear, cabling, ventilation, fuel systems, cooling systems; often these are manufactured by different companies. Therefore, they are designed to work with various kinds, models or sizes of generators. Just testing the engine or the individual parts of backup system can't justify the same stresses that are being applied to an entire system and therefore, there is no guarantee that those will work harmoniously together in case of any emergency. This is why a load bank testing is a must.
Generally, there are two types of testing that the business owners consider. These are resistive testing and resistive/reactive testing. Now let's have the details of both:-
• Resistive testing: The majority of the business owners and plant managers consider resistive testing for producing a load of electric while saving time, money and involvement. Then it is applied to the backup generator to diagnose the prospective issues with it. But this type of load testing is not responsible for an emergency of an entire plant as commonly the power consumption of a commercial facility is considerably higher than the resistive load
• Resistive/Reactive testing: The combination of resistive/reactive equipment is another combination and this is also the best way to stimulate the actual power of the backup power system in a changing load pattern, which is the characteristic for the disruption of a real-world power. After the plant manager observes and rates the capability of the total system, including all types of components and subsystems to generate power under the usual stresses encouraged by the facility for a sustained period.
About the Author:
This article has been written by Dylan Flint, who has a thorough idea of different types of loadbank
systems and therefore informs others about these systems
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