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Certification & Compliance

UPS Load Bank Testing

Before customers attempt to increase load on their existing UPS systems or calibrate their legacy systems, it is a good idea to conduct a load bank testing to ensure that the UPS system will carry the expected increased load. However, there are many other factors to consider before conducting a load bank test: size of load bank, heat generated that may set off high-temperature alarms, and the length of cables. At TPS, we will perform a site survey prior to conducting a load bank test to ensure the expected load test and testing time are feasible.

Our load bank testing includes capacity testing and transient response as per manufacturer’s specifications. If the test does not meet the test criteria or specifications, we will help our customers by identifying the possible problems. Once approved by our customer, we make needed adjustments and complete necessary repairs, providing a complete inspection and written report.

NFPA 101(00), Sec. 7.9.3 – Compliance Test

At Tristar Power Systems, we provide utmost care for our customers in compliance with both federal certification requirements and state licensure requirements.

To ensure the reliability of battery-operated emergency lights, all battery-operated emergency lights must undergo the following tests [See NFPA 101(00), Sec. 7.9.3]:

    A 30-second monthly functional test

    A 90-minute annual test.

NFPA 101(00), Sec. 7.9.3 requires that written records be kept of the testing of your battery-operated emergency lights and EXIT signs for inspection by the AHJ.

TPS has the expertise and equipment to load test your batteries, ensuring that your site meets federal and state requirements. TPS will issue a certificate of compliance when your equipment meets the requirements. If your equipment is not performing to specifications, we will help our customers by identifying the possible problems. Once approved by our customer, we make the needed adjustments and complete necessary repairs while providing a complete inspection and written report.

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