Over time, lightly loaded generator sets develop wet-stacking and carbon build-up in the combustion chambers and exhaust system. The use of a loadbank helps prevent this and determines the generator’s capability to produce maximum output in terms of amperage and horsepower. The impacts of low load running potentially include:
• Increased lube oil consumption • Poor engine performance • Increased fuel consumption • Crankcase pressurisation
For engine only exercising and general engine maintenance a resistive loadbank is ideal for clearing carbon build-up in the engine, it is the most common and cost effective option for preventative maintenance.
Pace Power & Air owns and operates two portable Crestchic 500kW Resistive Load banks, providing nationwide load testing & maintenance on generator sets.
Contact us here to learn more about the beneifts of load bank testing