ASCO/FROMENT – 8000 Series
ASCO® Froment 8000 SERIES load banks are either resistive only or combined resistive/ inductive units for testing power supplies at unity or non-unity power factor. Based on a rugged, ISO containerised construction, 8000 SERIES are intended for continuous use and are built to withstand the rigours of the world’s varying climatic conditions.
All models can be customised for a particular application and are available from 2500kW to 6000kVA with a wide voltage test range. Each load bank in the 8000 SERIES range has common design features ensuring a built to last and low life cost philosophy. SIGMA control is fitted as standard providing networking capabilities with multiple load banks to achieve larger test capacities or variable power factor testing.
Typical 8000 SERIES load bank applications include mission critical, data centres, rental, service and generator maintenance, OEM’s and renewable energy.
As well as the 8000 SERIES, an extensive range of 3000 SERIES (purely resistive) and 6000 SERIES (inductive, capacitive, combined) load banks are also available
The ASCO Avtron 9800 load bank (part of the 9000 series permanent medium voltage product range) features the most comprehensive innovations in both design and technology.
Load Bank Ratings
Standard capacity ratings of:
• 500 kW
• 750 kW
• 1000 kW
• 1250 kW
• 1500 kW
• 2000 kW
• 2500 kW
• 3000 kW
Standard load step resolution of either 5 or 50 kW.
The 9800 comes standard with a step down power transformer which is factory mounted on an industrial skid. Typical input voltages are:
Please consult factory for non-standard ratings.
The frame of the load bank is constructed from 2mm ‘Zintec’ steel, folded and welded to form a monocoque construction. The top half of the load bank houses the resistive load and enclosed in either end is the inductive load. Double skinned recessed doors allow easy access to the separate enclosures for control, switchgear and power connections. The double skinned, vertical discharge duct with aluminised steel heat shield contains the resistive load elements and cooling fan below.
A stainless steel mesh screen on the main air outlet and fan grille on the inlet provide protection against hazardous parts to IP1X on the resistive section. On the inductive section louvers with stainless steel
mesh grills provide ventilation and protection to IP1X.
All electrical enclosures are to IP54.
The load bank frame contains four integral lifting points and the base has fixing points for permanent installation. An optional crash frame ties to the fork base providing increased rigidity and making an exceptionally solid and robust assemblyDownload File
The frame of the load bank is constructed from 1.2mm mild steel, folded and pop riveted together to form a monocoque construction.
Bolted panels allow access to control and switchgear compartments.
The discharge duct contains the resistive load elements and cooling fan. The duct is double skinned and constructed with an aluminised heat shield for horizontal discharge.
A machined grille on the hot air discharge provides protection against hazardous parts to IP2X. All electrical enclosures are to IP54. The frame contains fork lift pockets for manoeuvrabilityDownload File