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  • Jul 15, 2014
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    Casting a Wider Net with Motor Efficiency Standards  

    Four years ago, we reported on new federal motor efficiency standards that were set to take effect throughout the industry...More
  • Apr 3, 2014
    Commentary

    Testing Generators with a Portable Load Bank

    As covered in my previous blog post, all diesel-powered generators should be loaded to at least 30% of their standby nameplate rating when exercised during their monthly test....More
  • Mar 16, 2014
    Commentary

    Running Without Load

    What happens to an engine when it is exercised without a load, or is allowed to exceed the manufacturer’s recommended delay for a cool-down after shedding its load?...More

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