Tag: load banks

A load bank is a device which develops an electrical load, applies the load to an electrical power source and converts or dissipates the resultant power output of the source. The purpose of a load bank is to accurately mimic the operational or “real” load that a power source will see in actual application.

Testing the Limits

Testing the Limits

There is a problem with having backup gene­rators. The problem is that the operator may not know if the generator is capable of meeting necessary power demands in an emergency situation. What is needed is a device that allows for the testing of a simulated electrical load. Load banks are

New Strategies for Noise Mitigation

New Strategies for Noise Mitigation

More stringent emission requirements, coupled with greater energy requirements at large facilities, where owners and operators seek more power density, have become a driving factor in current sound attenuation designs.

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

More stringent emission requirements, coupled with greater energy requirements at large facilities, where owners and operators seek more power density, have become a driving factor in current sound attenuation designs.

Advances in Gensets: Powering Diverse Configurations

Advances in Gensets: Powering Diverse Configurations

Advances and technologies that improve performance ensure gensets are more reliable than ever before. Today, gensets run on diesel and natural gas. Tier 4 technology ensures cleaner air quality. They can run in parallel. Improved control systems are bringing “smart” technology to gensets. And systems are less noisy due to

Integrative Solutions

Integrative Solutions

“People are becoming more dependent on power,” notes Curt Gibson, P.E., power solutions manager for Generac Industrial Products. “We always just assume it’s going to be here…” until it’s not. And that’s where gensets play a crucial role.

Load Bank, ATS, and UPS Applications Provide Secure Power

Load Bank, ATS, and UPS Applications Provide Secure Power

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the November/December 2015 edition of Business Energy.

Facilities depend on an uninterruptible power supply or power source (UPS) to provide nearly instant power to a load when the main power fails, or an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to switch the load between the utility power and a backup

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ECOPOWER
The ecopower microCHP system produces heat while simultaneously creating electricity. Essentially it is an onsite power plant. While producing 13,000 to 47,000 BTUs per hour to heat water for space heating or domestic hot water, it also creates 1.2 to 4.4 kW of electricity. The electricity created is used onsite,

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DOOSAN PORTABLE POWER
As the world’s leading manufacturer of portable air compressors, Doosan Portable Power sets the standard for rugged reliability. The new utility mount P185WDOU continues that tradition with exceptional performance and serviceability. With a free-air delivery of 185 cfm and rated operating pressure of 100 psi, the utility mount

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ESL POWER SYSTEMS INC.
ESL’s 3-Way Manual Transfer Switch (TripleSwitch) provides a quick, safe method to lower load bank testing costs for a permanent generator/ATS system and incorporates an integrated quick connect solution for redundant (portable generator) power during permanent generator maintenance or during a power outage. This unique ESL design provides “no

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YASKAWA AMERICA INC.
The HVAC Matrix drive (Z1000U) provides extremely low harmonic distortion in a space-saving design, along with the same HVAC-specific features as the standard Z1000. This single-component solution achieves excellent low distortion levels all by itself, completely without the need for additional countermeasures such as passive filters or multi-pulse

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