Industrial operations are reliant on their power supply to continue functioning. So how do you ensure that your power supply will continue to operate properly? Especially your backup generators—which you don't use regularly.  

Load bank testing is an essential part of the picture and critical to truly understanding how your power supply is performing and how an emergency power supply would perform if called upon. Below, we share several reasons why your industrial generators require load bank testing.

Your generator is not just essential equipment for your operation; it also represents a significant investment. Like anything that is both critical and expensive, you want to ensure that you get the most value out of your power generator, and that means following its maintenance schedule to the letter. Better-maintained generators run smoother for longer and more efficiently too. In addition, you’ll avoid repair and replacement costs. That is, if you can give your specific generator the maintenance it needs. 

Natural gas arrives to you compressed, that is, stuffed into a space much smaller than it would naturally fill. Natural gas compression is important for many reasons, including safety and ease of transport. But, when it comes to compressing your own gas to fuel your facilities or equipment, the oil and gas industry has two major options: reciprocating compressors and screw compressors.  

In this article, we’ll go over why you or your supplier must compress natural gas, the two methods of compression, and why one might be better for your purposes.