Sephco, is a name synonymous with state-of-the-art generator load banks. Established in 1946, this Australian company, which exports load banks worldwide is now celebrating its fifteenth year of Marine Load Bank manufacturing.
Sephco released the world’s first marine series of load banks (the LSMC series), ranging from 20kW to 75kW and specifically designed for superyachts. The company’s line of products also includes a large range of portable generator load banks for general testing and installation with stand-by generators.
Lou Vella from Sephco Industries explained to Yachting Pages, “It took three years of development and testing for the LSMC series to come to fruition. A carbon composite design load bank compliments the sea-water cooled unit which is the first of its kind, and nothing but the best materials are used including machine copper nickel fittings, carbon fibre vessels and titanium parts.”
Controllability of the marine load bank is the most advanced of its kind and specifically designed for marine generator applications. The Smartload controller type LSM800MB monitors and maintains the generators boat load, supplemented by the load bank to maintain a prescribed load as required.
Correct level of load on generators ensures peak generator performance, eliminating wet stacking, cylinder glazing, and generated smoke, extending the life and maintenance of any generator not to mention contributing to the environment.
The Smartload control processor which has 2000 lines of code, not only maintains generator load but, also monitors several safety interlock devices including, pump cavitation, insufficient flow, water temperature, element temperature and vessel pressure. The controller is designed to interface with any type of generator management system.
The LSMC series load banks are generally supplied as packaged systems, ready for piping and electrical installation, however they can also be supplied as split systems where space is limited.
Sephco is looking forward to working with Yachting Pages and its marketing team this season.
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