Last week while conducting a load bank test for a customer, we were reminded again why these tests matter so much.
This generator was at very large financial institution – so large that had it gone down, you would have heard about it on the news. Our load bank showed that their 13-year-old KOHLER® generator had circuit breaker problems – it would trip at 400 amps repeatedly.
So if they had experienced a power outage, the generator would’ve stopped when the power reached 400 amps. At that power level, their critical-for-operations bank data center would’ve shut down, and all financial transactions would have stopped cold.
For a bank, that’s really bad news.
Fortunately, the test revealed the breaker problem so it we could repair it before any actual power outage occurred. No data was lost – and all’s well that ends well.
What does your business have to lose? Would you like to avoid a near miss and enjoy a happy ending? A load bank test can do that for you, but you need to schedule it for your generator every year. Some industries like hospitals or other health care industries are required by law to have the annual test, but the rest of our customers don’t have such a mandate.
Think about what profits you might lose if your power went out, and your generator didn’t start.
Then give me a call, and let’s set up a load bank test for your peace of mind. It’s a simple step to assure that your business functions as usual during a power outage.
PS Did you notice that their generator was 13 years old, and only required a relatively inexpensive repair – and not replacement. That’s a KOHLER® for you!