All healthcare industries are required by law to periodically perform load bank testing to be sure that generators are ready for any crisis or emergency. The most recent Palmer Generator road trip took us to Pioneer Hospital in Danbury, NC for load bank testing.
It takes a 400 kw generator to back up the entire hospital, and this particular hospital has two
400 kw generators. So you could say that Pioneer Hospital has a back-up for its back-up plan.
The load testing equipment on the trailer is a 500 kw resistive load bank, and it runs both these
generators for a full-rated load – that’s enough power to run everything in the hospital at once.
(No wonder there’s smoke!)
On the left hand side of the picture above, you’ll notice the four pipes extending from the brick
wall. These pipes are exhaust pipes coming from the generators that are being tested here.
(When you see black smoke coming from these pipes, you know that a load test is going on.)
We frequently take road trips with this truck and trailer loaded with equipment for load bank
testing. The resistive load bank tests to verify that any size generator can handle its load. If
your generator is due for testing, contact Palmer Generator. We’re always prepared to test
generators of various capacities as needed.