Introduction to Load Banking

Course Description

This is a hybrid classroom / lab experience with live hands on equipment.

Since most of the generators we service tend to be stationary, load banking is our “road test.” This class is designed for technicians, leadership, non-technical staff and end users who wish to better understand and learn the load banking process used in testing generators. Load banking in itself has great value for more than just compliance testing, such as diagnostics, preventative maintenance, equipment repair verification, and operational tuning of the generators governor and voltage regulation system when used properly.

This is a 2-day, 8 hour per day course taught in English. Class is limited to 10 students.

Learning Outcomes

After completion of this class, students will be able to:

  • Comfortably discuss, understand, and explain the load banking process.
  • Properly connect a load bank to a customer’s genset.
  • Perform load bank testing on live equipment
  • Learn how to employ load banks for more than just NFPA required intervals.
  • Secure an area needed during testing to ensure public safety.
  • Be able to fill out required documentation for the testing process, plus look at a variety of other parameters to locate issues before they become a problem.
Student Minimum Qualifications to Attend

This class is part of our “6 week apprenticeship program” and is intended for students that are new to the industry with very limited experience. This is designed to get your feet off the ground and safely start servicing this equipment.

Basic understanding of:

  • how to use a digital multi-meter (DVOM)
  • how to use a computer.
  • how an engine works.
  • how a generator works.
Minimum Required Equipment & Safety Gear
  • Steel toe or composite toe, electrical rated work boots. 
  • ANSI approved safety glasses. 
  • ANSI approved cut resistant gloves. 
  • Appropriate work attire for a shop environment 
  • Appropriate hearing protection for operation of generators indoors. 
  • Notebook and pen / pencil or laptop for notetaking. (Laptops are preferred) 


Registration Fees

$960.00 per student

All registration fees are to be paid in full prior to the first day of class.

Please send checks payable to Mongoose Power Solutions, c/o OPA! to PO Box 13, Spofford, NH 03462

Travel and Accommodations

Hotel Reservations are not included with registration and are the responsibility of the attendee/employer to arrange.

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Intro to load banking