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Maintaining a Healthy Generator Engine at Your Facility | Part 1

All diesel powered generators when exercised should be loaded to at least 60 - 70% of their standby nameplate rating at least once a month in order to be a reliable sources of power. Exercising generators at less than 50% will ultimately result in “wet stacking” or “slobbering”. In order for a diesel engine to operate at peak efficiency it must be able to provide fuel and air in the proper ratio and at a high enough engine temperature for the engine to completely burn all of the fuel.

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The Case for Reactive Load Bank Testing for Stationary Engines | Part 3

A reactive load bank test of a facility’s power generation system can actually simulate the system’s response to a changing load pattern:

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The Case for Reactive Load Bank Testing for Stationary Engines | Part 1

For years, responsible facilities managers have been aware that they need backup electric power generation equipment at their businesses as “insurance” against threats such as lost time and equipment damage due to utility power interruptions.

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HPS Loadbanks Publishes Free eBook on Load Bank Testing

Author Discusses the Case for Resistive/Reactive Load Bank Testing for Stationary Engines. 

Ever wonder what the differences are between resistive and resistive/reactive load testing? And why the latter is necessary?

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