Hillstone operate a UK rental fleet for AC & DC load banks and Heatload Server Simulators from its operating base in Bury, Lancashire, England.
The rental team have for the past 25 years provided a specialist service which includes technical advise on achieving Battery, UPS & Generator Testing using our hire fleet of load banks.
Our Datacentre load banks have also been part of the commissioning of some of the worlds largest facilities and our engineering services have included writing and delivering IST scripts alongside Uptime Institute’s Tier approvals.
The rental team can provide same day or next day delivery & collection services and offer online credit card payments or credit accounts for established customers.
Application Note 1
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 genset 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 genset rating will allow the engine to reach the recommend operating temperature, which will burn off the choke deposits.
Application Note 2Battery Discharge testing is the approved method to determine the capacity of Lead acid and (Nickel Cadmium) Ni Cad/Ni Cd batteries, as recommended by all battery manufacturers such as Enersys, Exide, C&D Technologies, Hawker, Yuasa, Exide, Hoppecke, Saft, Varta, and in accordance to BS6290 part 4 / IEC TR 62060.