Worldwide Power Products Debuts New, Nationwide Load-Bank Rental Division
Houston, TX, (January 30, 2014)—Worldwide Power Products (WPP), a power-generation equipment provider to industrial and petroleum clients worldwide, today announced the debut of its new Load-Bank Rental Division. The division will rent load-bank devices, nationwide, to WPP customers with a need to run their generators under full load, either for initial commissioning or periodic testing.
“Load-bank testing is an essential component of generator testing, from initial performance testing of new generators, to periodic quality checks of existing generators, to commissioning of highly climate-sensitive facilities such as data centers,” said John Agnes, WPP’s National Director, Load Bank Rental Division. “Companies expend precious resources hiring third-party firms to conduct load bank tests for them, often because they do not have the equipment. With WPP’s load-bank rentals, our clients’ in-house engineers will be able to perform generator load bank tests, saving time and curtailing expenditures.”
Load banks are useful because most diesel generators spend the majority of their time running at only a partial load, and it may not be possible or safe for companies to increase the generator load for commissioning or testing purposes. Load banks run generators at full load in a controlled, verifiable environment, absorbing the power from the generator and converting or dissipating it.
Load-bank testing is an operation that companies cannot overlook, yet many struggle to meet testing requirements. For existing generators in particular, state and local operating codes require periodic load-bank testing. In such cases, companies can be fined for not performing mandated load-bank tests per a set schedule and recording the results.
“WPP has in-house expertise and can also help companies select the right load-bank device for their particular situation,” said Agnes. “WPP wants to be a one-stop-shop for customers of power-generation products, and this is one more way that we can meet their needs.”
About Worldwide Power Products
Recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies and ranked among the Inc. 500 fastest growing privately-held companies, Worldwide Power Products specializes in power generation equipment including new and used engines and generator sets. As an independent company based in Houston, Texas, the company buys and sells new and used generator sets and engines worldwide. In addition, the firm provides engineering, maintenance and repair plus rental services. Generator sets range in size from 20kW – 3000kW and engines range in size from 150hp – 4000hp. Brand specialties include Caterpillar, Cummins and Waukesha generator sets and engines. For more information and a complete list of inventory, visit: https://www.wpowerproducts.com.