Malta Dry Docks
Crestchic provides a 6.8MVA load bank solution to test the new generators on a semisubmersible heavy transport vessel at Malta’s dry docks.
Client : Malta Dry Dock
Requirement: 1x 20ft 6MVA Load bank
1x 10ft 6MVA Load bank
1x 20ft 5.8MVA Transformers
1x 10ft 2.9MVA Transformers
“Our solution, which was based on site for an eight week period, was set up to test the three new 3,690kW generators using both low and medium voltage cabling. The load banks achieved resistive and resistive reactive at 0.8pf and stepped load increments up and down 1kW/1kVA, allowing for incredibly accurate application and rejection of load.”
Jo Price, Rental Manager
The UK’S fastest growing load bank specialist, Crestchic Limited, has successfully provisioned a 6.8MVA test on a new semisubmersible heavy transport vessel that is being commissioned at Malta’s dry docks.
The load requirement saw Crestchic transport two 6MVA load banks, one 5.8MVA and one 2.9MVA Transformers operating a 6.6kV 60Hz, 3 phase system.
“We were contracted to supply load bank equipment for the testing of three new Wartsila type 32 generators for the newly refurbished heavy lifting vessel, the Fairmont Fjord,” said Jo Price, Rental Manager at Crestchic Limited.
“Our solution, which was based on site for an eight week period, was set up to test the three new 3,690kW generators using both low and medium voltage cabling. The load banks achieved resistive and resistive reactive at 0.8pf and stepped load increments up and down 1kW/1kVA, allowing for incredibly accurate application and rejection of load.
“The vessel, which was originally a barge, was being converted by its owners, Fairmont Heavy Transport N. V, to re-enter service as a platform- lifting vessel.”
Crestchic is a dedicated manufacturer and retail supplier of load bank packages, which are available from 30kW to 100MVA. Boasting high profile clients from every corner of the globe, Crestchic is leading the way in load bank solutions for the power generation, oil and marine sectors.
“Our engineer oversaw the installation and remained a key member of the team for the duration of the tests,” concluded Price.
Operating from multiple bases in the UK, Europe, US and the Far East, the company has garnered an excellent reputation for its high levels of quality and service.
Crestchic’s rental fleet is the largest of its kind in the world and provides a highly flexible solution for companies that have a load requirement. With over 30 years’ experience in the sector, the company has a capacity in excess of 150MVA worldwide.
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WHY USE A LOAD BANK?
Load banks are primarily used for testing electrical power output on diesel generators, gas turbines and UPS systems whilst carrying out commissioning and maintenance work.
The load banks are used for simulating real electrical loads enabling essential setup and commissioning which ensures that all electrical and control parameters are met prior to power generation/back up equipment being energized on line.