The new 3010 and 3020 load banks from Froment simplify data centre testing requirements and have been designed with ease of portability in mind, particularly for commissioning and routine maintenance requirements.
Equipped with the new Sigma LT control system, the new load banks bring flexibility and cost effective solutions to users.
Digital toggles give local synchronous load control and instrumentation where required. Using the hand-held with colour touch screen and further enhanced instrumentation allows up to 25 load banks to be controlled in a network.
CAN bus communication between connected load banks means fast and accurate load changes with the benefit of also being able to control individual load banks separately in a networked group all from one hand-held. This means load banks can be strategically placed in a data centre hall and load can be applied either proportionally to all units in the network to provide a uniform temperature rise, or alternatively, individual load adjustments on specific load banks to simulate hot spots and analyse reaction of the HVAC system in a particular area.
Sigma LT also allows test data to be captured and analysed for future reference which is paramount for UPS commissioning, verification and onward maintenance procedures. Testing of the power distribution units can also be undertaken to assess temperature changes and checking of potential trips.
Connection of the Sigma Gateway allows integration of the load banks into existing PLC or BMS systems where control and data capture can be carried out to the users own requirements.
Froment and Avtron are brands of ASCO Power Technologies. Known globally as ASCO Load Bank the company will be exhibiting at Data Centre on stand D65.