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Load Bank Testing


Load Bank Testing is an essential maintenance requirement to ensure your diesel generator can produce power to support your business infrastructure during an emergency situation when power from the electricity grid is lost.

In the event of a power failure, our load bank testing can provide peace of mind knowing that your generator has been tested on a 12 month basis with all results recorded to prove its capabilities. Generator load testing will ensure its performance and reliability in providing critical back-up power within a moment’s notice.

Load Bank Testing for Diesel Generators

What is Load bank testing?

Generator load testing is considered to be an essential part of your generator maintenance, just like changing the oil and filters. We connect a Load Bank via rated cables to your generator which is total independent of your site load. We induce an electrical load on your generator in a controlled manner, data is recorded during the process and then analysed for any faults. Once complete, your generator is returned to standby mode and you have the assurance that, when required, your asset will perform and achieve its rated load at any critical point in time.

What’s included in a load bank test?

Our testing facilities examine the generation set and verifies that all of its primary components are fully functional. In order to test the generator, the load bank produces artificial loads and simulates the generator to an appropriate temperature and pressure level.

Why should I test my generator?

A load test should be considered for idle generation sets used for standby or emergency purposes that are not normally exposed to carry loads on a frequent basis. By carrying out a load bank test, you can verify that your generator set can achieve the highest possible electrical output required, whilst also maintaining the optimum temperature and pressure levels for prolonged usage during a mains failure.

We recommend that if your generation set is not exposed to higher than 30% of its rated kW load you should consider a load test.


For more information about our Load Bank Testing service, or to discuss your diesel service requirements, please contact us by email using the enquiry form below (subject field ‘Diesel Service Enquiry’) or call us at:

Edina Lisburn
T: +44 (0)28 9262 0288

Edina Dublin
T: +353 (0)1882 4832