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Vert Energy supplies load bank system into Botswana

June 2017 News

Vert Energy, distributors of ASCO power switching and control components in southern Africa, has supplied its first load bank system into Botswana. Peter Investments has acquired the system, which will be used for load testing, to ensure reliability of generator sets and standby power systems at various sites around the country, including telecommunications, mining and game lodges.

ASCO load banks, which are designed to replicate working load conditions, provide electrical loads for testing power sources such as generators and uninterruptible power supplies.

“A well-planned, preventative maintenance programme, that includes load testing of a generator set, is vital to reliable operation and extended service life of the standby power system,” says Vert Energy director Ryan Robertson. “Load banks offer efficient power test solutions and also reduce the harmful effects of ‘wet stacking’ and glazing problems caused by under-loading of the generator.”

This combined load bank (resistive/inductive) with Sigma load control and instrumentation hardware, allows fully variable power factor loading and can test generators up to 800 kVA at 80% load. Resistive elements and inductor banks are connected to the supply on test by electromechanical contactors fitted internally within the load bank. The easy to operate Sigma system ensures flexibility in automatic load control and provides cost effective solutions to power testing requirements, which often require high level instrumentation, data capture and verification.

Through an extensive range of quality branded EPG products and a highly skilled team of factory and OEM trained technicians, Vert Energy plays a major role in providing dependable power to companies, even in Africa’s most remote regions.

For more information contact Ryan Robertson, Vert Energy, +27 (0)11 453 9669, ryan.robertson@vertgroup.co.za, www.vertgroup.co.za





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