Nowadays, more and more companies, individuals and businesses are under increased pressure to ensure that their footprint is as reduced as it possibly can be. With increased media attention on carbon emissions, global summits and international efforts to reduce energy waste now on everybody’s lips, fuel generation and efficiency has become a household issue. The results of this have been enormously varied. There has been a dramatic rise in the popularity, range and use of renewable energies, we have seen smaller, ethical businesses rocket thanks to their ‘green’ credentials, and more and more industries want to ensure that their footprint is as small as it can be. When it comes to this final point, the ability to test and measure power sources and generators, as well as other equipment, is of massive importance, and it is at this point the load banks come into its own.
Load banks – What are They?
Load banks are items which are commonly used, but often misunderstood as regards their use and importance for a wide range of different purposes, in a wide range of industries and settings. Essentially, they are a mechanical device which produces what is known as an electrical load. This electrical load is then applied to a reliable source of power, and then dissipates the power that results from this to the required source.
Load banks have several key purposes, but the main use is essentially to copy the electrical load that a power source will ultimately have when it is used for real. These ‘real’ loads will most likely be unpredictable – as is the nature of electrical loads – and dispersed. However, this product provides a load which is controllable, measurable and contained. For certain operations, a load bank is nothing short of absolutely essentially. When testing at conditions which replicate a power factor that is lagging, or for ensuring completion in various other types of test, they are simply irreplaceable as a vital piece of kit.
Load banks come in a range of types, each designed to suit your precise needs and requirements. They can be used in a range of ambient temperature environments, and have can be used for everything from small to very large operations. If you want to know more about this product or find out how our load bank hire works., or how it can benefit you and your business, then give us a call on 0845 600 3335. If you want to read about how a used generator for sale could benefit you then our previous blog update will be of interest.