0 Load Bank Hire, Load bank testing | Power-rite

Power-Rite UK offer a complete nation-wide load bank hire and load bank testing service from delivery, installation and operation by trained engineers.

Load Bank Hire – Regular load bank testing of generators provides an essential health check service to prevent diesel engine failure due to wet stacking. Wet stacking occurs due to under loading of the generator which results in wet un-burned fuel building up in the engine. This fuel build up will over time line the combustion chamber cylinders and cause a reduction of the engines rating and efficiency which will ultimately cause premature failure of the generator. Running the generator on load of 50% – 100% of the generators rating will allow the engine to reach the recommend operating temperature, which will burn off the choke deposits.

Operating from hire depots in the UK we can provide rental solutions for your load testing requirements.

Supplied with cable sets and with the option for mounting on road trailers, the available range covers from 50KW to over 2000KW.

Load Bank Testing
Our testing offers a complete nation-wide service of load bank delivery, installation and operation by trained engineers, who have the technology to simulate any sequence of demand cycles. We have a wide range of mobile resistive load bank units, connectable to match any power output and voltage range. Tests can be pre-programmed into computer controlled load banks that record all load acceptance and rejection transients.

500kw Load Bank

All our Load Banks have the ability to be transported by trailer making them accessible to most confined spaces, these are available up to 1MW per trailer and includes 25m of suitably rated cable.

  • What size of Load Bank do I need?

    The chart below explains what size load bank is required for your size of generator:

    Generator size kVA Equivalent kw load bank size
    Up to 125kVA 100kw
    126kVA – 250kVA 200kw
    251kVA – 375kVA 300kw
    376kVA – 500kVA 400kw
    501kVA -625kVA 500kw
    626kVA – 750kVA 600kw
    751kVA -875kVA 700kw
    876kVA – 1000kVA 800kw
    1001kVA – 1250kVA 1MW
  • What is included in the hire

    All hires are inclusive of the following items:

    1. 25m of suitably rated cable.
    2. Delivery to site within 100 miles of our nearest depot.
    3. Positioning of the load bank, the laying of cables (Up to 25M).

    Dependant on the size of load bank and amount of cable required an additional engineer may be required and could incur additional charges.

    Additional Services:

    An engineer can be supplied to perform testing at your location for an additional charge allowing the your engineer to maintain checks on the generator whilst the load test is being carried out.