To meet the recommendations and requirements of the updated IEEE and NERC standards for battery systems, Battery Testing Equipment has been specifically designed to measure, record and archive your preventive maintenance program. Each piece of Test Equipment has been tailored to ease the task of collecting this data while reducing maintenance time and saving costly labor hours.
Trends in data from one maintenance activity to the next can forewarn you of problems long before a failure occurs, and actually extend the realized service life of your critical battery systems. Establishing a properly documented and recorded maintenance program is the key to avoiding system failures when emergencies arise.
Purchasing a full set of Battery Maintenance Test Equipment is far less expensive than having to replace an entire battery system in an emergency or the costly losses that can add up during a system.
Battery Capacity Tester
A Battery Capacity Tester is the only true way to measure a battery's ability to perform to specification. New load bank systems have been designed to not only supply the load required to discharge the battery, but new technology allows for the wireless transmittal of detailed cell information to a collection point and generation of precise reports of system performance.
Built in safety features of the new units prevent test conditions from damaging battery systems during tests. Real time data is available throughout the test and allows instant identification of problems while the testing is being done on site.
Battery Impedance Tester
Battery Impedance Testers read and record Voltage, Internal Resistance, Capacitance, and Temperature of all types of batteries. Measuring of a battery cells internal resistance value and comparison to a reference value of the cell when it was new has become the newest diagnostic trend in detecting a problem with a battery cell long before it fails. Data Storage and logging features capture data for incorporation into reports that can be transmitted and stored electronically.
New generation diagnostic testers give on screen Pass/Warning/Fail indication at the time of testing allowing further investigation of potential problems while still on site and eliminating return trips to remote locations to figure out what is wrong later on.
Capacity and Load Banks
DC Resistive Load Banks have been around for years, but newer innovations in design and control features allow modern constant current load banks to automatically regulate your discharge profiles for battery systems. Built in, programmable stop features prevent over discharging systems to the point they could damage cells.
Highly programmable testing features, ability to parallel and control multiple units and wireless data collection of detailed test results make these new load banks far superior to those offered in the past.
A Hydrogen Detector is a key safety device to prevent explosions by detecting hydrogen leaks in battery systems. Hydrogen Detection systems of the past have always had to compete with other gases that could trigger false alarms or cause damage to the Hydrogen Sensing Element. New materials and technologies have allowed a new generation of Hydrogen Detection that only detects pure H2 gas in air. This eliminates false alarms and warnings, extends the service life of sensing elements and provides the true security that the system is monitoring for an unexpected build up in Hydrogen gas concentration.
Because the lower explosive limit for Hydrogen gas is so low, a direct way of monitoring and providing alarm and control is needed for the safety of personnel, equipment, and buildings. Use of a true Hydrogen Detections System is the only way to ensure that you are protected from the potential catastrophic damage of a Hydrogen Gas Explosion.
Digital Hydrometers have been developed to take readings up to 5 times faster than the old bulb style manual float hydrometers used in the past tomeasure specific gravity of battery cells. With automatic temperature compensation and data storage and transfer, importing raw data into maintenance records is now easier than ever. These highly accurate Hydrometers measure the Specific Gravity of battery cells and provide the best indication of state of charge.
Durable in construction, ease of operation, simple controls and one button push to test features simplify this task to a few seconds per cell versus manual method of obtaining these readings in the past.
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