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Portable Resistive Load Banks

Portable Resistive Load Banks

Generator Power stock and recommend The Viking Power Systems range of portable resistive load banks.

Viking Portable Resistive Load Banks are designed for both portable and permanent applications. The success of Viking Load banks is their ability to stand up to the every day demands of rental or industrial use time and time again.

All Viking portable resistive load banks adhere to the same manufacturing process – a sturdy construction and a simple operator interface for ease of use. Generator Power can provide Load banks to suit most applications including on-site load testing, permanent installation auto load shedding (ALS) units to prevent “wet stacking” of diesel generating sets, ideal for light loads.

Viking Load Bank Touch Screen7” Colour Touch screens for ease of operation

The most recent models offer a 7 inch colour touch screen, with large easy to read soft graphics and buttons, making operation a breeze. Should a fault occur with the  unit, a help screen in plain English is easily accessible.

Our standard model range includes portable units in sizes from 8.4KW – 1000KW and fixed installation units starting from 20KW extending through to 2500KW and above.

Using durable materials, All Viking resistive load banks ensure a long service life:

  • Powder coated electro-zinc plated steel bodies
  • IP65 low watts density 304 grade stainless steel load resistors
  • Extensive use of 304 grade stainless steel for grilles and hardware
  • Circuit breakers for each load group
  • Over temperature, air flow and fan failure protection
  • Quality electrical components from internationally certified manufacturers
  • Manufactured to AS/NZ-3000 electrical standards & CE compliant
Viking 600kW Resistive Load Bnak

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Viking 600kW Resistive Load Bank

FORK LIFT FRAME: Heavy duty 5mm folded steel, hot dip galvanised forklift base
AUXILLARY POWER: External control/fan power inlet socket with panel mounted changeover switch
FAN REVERSE : Fan motor reversing switch to change air flow direction when supply phase rotation is incorrect
POWERLOCK: Powerlock twist type shielded connectors for incoming power supply (400 amp rated)
CABLE HANGERS: Folding hanger brackets (2) for flexible cable storage

Portable Resistive Load Banks – Safety and Reliability

If you’re looking for a comprehensive range of portable resistive load banks, Generator Power offer a large range of load ratings from 8.4kW to 1000kW.  Most of these will suit your UPS testing requirements. For strength and durability Viking load banks are manufactured using IP65 stainless steel and come standard with low watt density resistors for a reliable service life.

A Touch screen interface option comes standard on units 50kW and above. Vikings manual “Load-logic” PLC controller has a clear easy to read screen even in low light.

Viking 200kW Custom Built Portable Resistive Load Banks

Viking Portable Resistive Load Banks

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Operator Safety and Testing

Operator Data feedback and the manual control of load steps for load sequence testing gives the operator detailed data feedback. Operator safety is a priority with Viking load banks, with insulated resistor compartments providing close to ambient temperatures at all times.

Features – Portable Resistive Load Banks

  • Heavy duty swivel castor type wheels with brake
  • Hot dip galvanized fork lift base
  • Remote HMI control panels
  • Powerlock/Powersafe power inlet connections
  • Special voltages and frequencies (400 volt +/- 10%, 50 Hz is standard)
  • Stainless steel load bank housings
  • Low noise cooling fans (units above 200kW)
  • Auxilliary power inlet for control and cooling power supply
  • Fan reversing switch to rectify incorrect phase rotation

Auto Load Sheeding (ALS) Load Banks

The Viking ALS “Load-Logic” range of load banks are designed to provide automatic single or multiple step loading of diesel or gas fuelled generating sets. The ALS units maintain sufficient base load on the generator to reduce or eliminate light load running. This is the primary cause of accelerated engine wear and “wet stacking” for prime power and standby generators and is common where the set is supplying a varying load.

The ALS Load bank’s customer programmable settings allow constant load sensing of the external load on the generating set and the automatic application or removal of load bank steps to maintain a pre-set load on the generator. Manual operation of load steps is also available for routing testing.

Standard or custom kilowatt ratings with a number of control options are available and can be tailored to your requirements, call today and speak with a Generator Power specialist.

1300 767 257

Custom Built Load Banks

Multiple 150kW VIKING load banks custom built for an Australia wide project undergoing pre-delivery testing in our Sydney workshop

Permanently Installed Resistive Load Banks

Generator Power offer a range of options for the installation of permanent Restive load banks. Please contact us with your requirements and we will endeavour to provide a suitable solution.

  • Suitable connection flanges for air discharge ducting when installed in plant rooms or other indoor locations.
  • Single or multiple remote “Load-Logic” touch screen controllers providing flexibility in the actual operating location for the load bank.
  • Digital power metering providing Modbus data feed for building management system monitoring.
  • Customed Designed Load Banks built to withstand Harsh Environments

To increase longevity of your load bank, Viking Load banks are designed using When harsh environments have an impact on the longevity of standard load bank, Viking can design and manufacture portable or fixed installation units with stainless steel (304 or 316) housings and major components. Custom resistive load banks can also be designed for specialised applications such as non-standard switching steps, high ambient temperatures and reduced operating sound levels.

MODEL RATINGS LOAD STEPS SIZE (LX W XH) WEIGHT
VPS-10S-LBR-PLC/5
VPS-10S-LBR-PLC/50A
50 kW manual
50 kW ALS
1kW load steps
4 step auto on/off
920 x 705 x 1145 mm 192 KG
VPS-10S-LBR-PLC/100M
VPS-10S-LBR-PLC/100A
100 KW manual
100 kW ALS
5 kW load steps
4 step auto on/off
940 x 780 x 1375 mm 254 KG
VPS-20M-LBR-PLC/200M
VPS–20M-LBR-PLC/200A
200 kW manual
200 kW ALS
5 kW load steps
5 step auto on/off
1055 x 1060 x 1580 mm 405 KG
VPS-60L-LBR-PLC/400M
VPS-60L-LBR-PLC/400A
400 KW manual
400 kW ALS
5 kW load steps
5 step auto on/off
1335 x 1408 x 2090 mm 405 KG
VPS-60L-LBR-PLC/600M
VPS-60L-LBR-PLC/600A
600 kW manual
600 kW ALS
5 kW load steps
6 step auto on/off
1335 x 1408 x 2210 mm 405 KG
VPS-100X-LBR-PLC/1000M
VPS-100X-LBR-PLC/1000A
1000 kW manual
1000 kW ALS
5 kW load steps 
6 step auto on/off
2550 x 1408 x 2090 mm  405 KG

 


A word from the editor

Aaron Generator PowerMy name is Aaron Robins, I’m the sales manager at Generator Power. I have been in the generator game for over 10 years. I have supplied generators and load banks to residential and commercial clients for a wide range of various uses. My aim in writing this short article it that I may be able to arm you with the right information in order to help you make a wise decision. There are many people who make poorly informed decisions in my industry. This commonly results in loss of finances, wasted time and bucket loads of stress. I believe in doing a job right the first time and with as little stress possible. As a result I aim to educate potential customers so that people avoid these issues before they happen.


Contact Generator Power and let us run through our Load Bank Needs Analysis in order to help you make the right choice up front!

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