Loadbanks

Load Banks are devices designed to provide electrical loads for testing power sources such as generators and Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS). Load Banks are also used to reduce "wet stacking" problems in diesel engines of backup generating systems.

Most Avtron resistive load banks feature Helidyne (TM) resistive elements. These Avtron designed and manufactured elements are made of a corrosion resistant chromium alloy and are fully supported across their entire length on stainless steel support rods with segmented ceramic insulators. Elements are carefully selected to operate at low temperatures to provide extended, reliable performance, eliminating the need for a "cool down" period after load bank operation.

Load Banks are devices designed to provide electrical loads for testing power sources such as generators and Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS). Load Banks are also used to reduce "wet stacking" problems in diesel engines of backup generating systems.

Most Avtron resistive load banks feature Helidyne (TM) resistive elements. These Avtron designed and manufactured elements are made of a corrosion resistant chromium alloy and are fully supported across their entire length on stainless steel support rods with segmented ceramic insulators. Elements are carefully selected to operate at low temperatures to provide extended, reliable performance, eliminating the need for a "cool down" period after load bank operation.

In the Generator industry it is normal practice to specify the rating of the generator as a kVA level at power factor 0.8. e.g. 2200 kVA generator would have kW rating of 1760 kW

The kWe output of the generator is limited by the engine power capability kWm

A.C. generators perform satisfactorily at any power factor in the range of 0.8 p.f. lagging to unity p.f. Lagging power factors below 0.8 require alternator de-rating while leading power factor loads need to be referred to the supplier for special considerations 



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