Shentongroup’s Service and Maintenance Division has beaten off stiff competition to win a service contract to maintain and service the generators at seven fire stations in Humberside. Shentongroup has created a bespoke contract for Humberside Fire and Rescue Department to include two services a year with load bank testing included in the major service.
Standby generators are essential in supporting the infrastructure of a fire station by providing back up power in the event of a power outage. The servicing of the standby generator will also include the Automatic Mains Failure (AMF) panel, fuel system, acoustic canopy and exhaust system.
Load bank testing will be included as part of the major service which will not only prove the integrity of the generator and alternator but also the entire electrical infrastructure including cabling, switchgear, fuses and UPS. Testing is recommended once a year as part of a major service with results provided either as written reports or in electronic format.
When the load bank is used to test a standby generator, the artificial load it provides tests the whole system to its maximum capacity and confirms the engines ability to provide the required power output over an extended period of time. The engine also benefits as this type of testing removes the build-up of any carbon deposits from the pistons and exhaust systems.