Benefits of Load Testing

Before a piece of machinery can perform at full capacity, it needs to pass a load test. Load testing refers to the practice of testing engines, motors, machinery and structures to make sure they’re capable of withstanding a full workload either after repair or before they are placed in the field for the first time. After an electrical supply undergoes repair, it’s essential to perform load testing to keep the systems running safely.

Reasons to Load Test

When you properly load test an electrical supply, you are:

  • Finding performance bottlenecks
  • Improving deployment quality
  • Increasing customer satisfaction by minimizing blackouts
  • Obtaining tangible statistics about the health of your electrical system
  • Reducing the risk of future downtime

Dangers of Not Load Testing

When you fail to perform a load test on an electrical system, you risk the safety of your employees as well as downtime and damage to your equipment. Not performing a load test before using the system could result in:

  • Workers suffering electric shock or your facility experiencing brownouts
  • Complete failure of the power supply system the next time the machine is used
  • Delivering an incomplete repair or replacement, or even replacing the wrong part

How Electrical Load Testing Is Performed

The specifics of electrical load testing will change depending on the system you’re evaluating, so a technician cannot always use the same method on different setups.

Electrical load testing usually begins with attaching sensitive monitoring equipment to the electrical conductors. Depending on the issue, the main system or subsystem may be tested. After the load and electrical characteristics are recorded, they are compared against an electrical load calculation estimate for the circuit or facility.

Testing needs to capture the true load output before the technician can propose any solutions. Because the monitoring equipment needs to see the electrical issue occur to determine the true nature of the problem, load testing durations can differ drastically. Your electrical load testing equipment will need to record the full extent of the electrical load problem before making a diagnostic assessment. 

After the monitoring is complete, your business should receive a full report of the load monitoring process. This report should feature:

  • Current and voltage
  • kW, kVAR and total power factor
  • Harmonics (if necessary)

Upon presenting the monitoring report, your electrician will explain the results and may provide you with any solutions necessary for your business to maintain the safety and function of your machinery. Establishing a partnership with a trusted provider will ensure your company can find the best deal on electrical repair services.

Load Test Your Electronics With Global Electronic Services

Global Electronic Services will fully function and load test electrical equipment using the latest technology available, and we warranty our products for 18 months. We stock thousands of parts, so we can fully repair or replace your tested unit in five days or less. We even offer one- to two-day rush service for emergencies. To get in touch, call us at 877-249-1701 or request a free quote today.

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