Every day, across industries worldwide, power failure or disturbance leads to loss of valuable data, waste of raw materials, decreases in productivity and increases in production time.
The consequential losses are immense and the cost to insurers staggering. However these could be drastically reduced by making the use of a loadbank a condition of insurance.
A full test using a loadbank is essential for business continuity planning and should be completed before any assumption of risk. This is a very important aspect of overall risk management as most power failures are as a result of human error, poor maintenance or planning rather than war, terrorism or natural disasters.
Initially there should be a witness test of the performance of the standby system following its installation and commissioning or any major upgrade. The witness test should include: