Cressall shows load testing products at IP&EE

“The show is a great chance to talk to customers,” explains the Cressall board


Cressall Resistors will display its range of load testing products at Independent Power & Energy Europe 2006, at the NEC in Birmingham on November 8-9. The three products on show at stand number D1 in the Pavilion will be the AC6 and AC100 portable load banks and a 5kW radiator mounted dummy load. These are representative of the company’s load testing range for on site power applications.

CRE029 Simple and robust, the AC6 can be loaded up to 6kW in 333W switched steps of 333W, 666W, 3x1kW or 1x2kW, switched in any combination. It has built-in connection cables stowed within the load bank and at 12kg is light enough to be carried and used anywhere. The 5kW radiator mounted load bank that will also be on show is for fixed installations and designed as a bolt-on addition to the set, requiring minimal space between the generator’s radiator and acoustic splitters.

Because the load bank makes use of the radiator airflow for cooling, the basic design is simple, low-cost and adaptable to almost any engine. Most standard generating sets in the range of 50-1000kW have radiators with a free pressure loss of at least 125Pa. As a result, a load bank can be added without the need for modifications to the basic design or an increase in the rating or cost of the acoustic splitters.

“IP&EE is still the only UK exhibition dedicated to stand by power and co-generation and is extremely important to us,” explained Martin Nicholls, a director of Cressall. “Following Cressall’s purchase by Telema SpA in February and the merging of Telema’s British subsidiary TPR Resistors with Cressall in July we are keen to re-affirm our commitment to this important market sector. We trust we will see many of our customers at IP&EE.”

The final product on show at IP&EE is the AC100 portable load bank, suited to both testing on initial set up of generation plant and continual planned maintenance. It is also suitable for testing single phase power up to 33kW in 400W steps. The device is the largest load bank in Cressall’s standard range and can be loaded up to 100kW at 415V 3 phase, 50/60Hz. Thanks to manufacturing efficiencies it is available on extremely short lead times.


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