Load Bank Test

The emergency generator set shall be subjected annually to a 2 hour full-load test (as per CSA C282-15 Clause 11.3). In parallel generator set installations, each generator may be load tested individually if synchronization and load sharing is evident.

During this generator 'stress test', issues such as overheating, leaks and faulty electrical connections are revealed and can be addressed preventatively. Exhaust deposits and build-up are burned off. Accumulated condensation is evaporated from the generator windings.

A certificate for presentation to fire department officials will be issued for your records, as well as repair recommendations (if applicable).

A simulation of a failure of the normal electrical supply and operation of the system under at least 30% of the rated load for 60 min must be performed. Also required is the operation of all automatic transfer switches under load [if more than one], inspection of brush operation for sparking and for bearing seal leakage. In addition, draining of the exhaust system condensation trap is required.

The person performing the monthly inspection should also inspect for correct operation of all auxiliary equipment that includes radiator shutter control, coolant pumps, fuel transfer pumps, oil coolers, and engine room ventilation system(s).

The transfer switch will be inspected and cleaned including electrical connections.

If by special request, the building requests only one inspection per year, we will also ensure the engine has all lubrication oil and filters changed. The strength of coolant and chemical protection level of coolant inhibitors is tested. Fuel filters are changed. The strainers are cleaned and the fuel supply valve is open.

All inspections, tests and corrective actions will be recorded in the log.

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