Generator Controls for NHS Hospital

Markets: Case studies for the Healthcare market
Application: Hospital GeneratorsLocation: West Midlands, UK

The hospital’s existing set up consisted of various generators and switchgears of different ages. They were located sparsely across the hospital site and this no longer satisfied requirements.

IPU were contacted while the hospital was undergoing a general upgrade of their power supply. The initial phase involved the installation of new generators followed by an upgrade of the hospital switchgear.

 

Challenges Faced

The existing system at the hospital consisted of various generators and switchgears of different ages. Their sparse configuration across the site no longer satisfied requirements. It is vital to have a reliable back-up supply available at the hospital due to the serious repercussions of a power cut.

The hospital required a more centralised power supply that was would be suitable to supply all loads and have future capacity.

Solutions Delivered

IPU provided 3 ComAp InteliGenNTC BaseBox, 7 InteliMainsNTC BaseBox controllers and 2 InteliMains with BTB software which offered flexibility and reliability to the back-up power supply. A ComAp MainsPro mains protection relay was also fitted to each switchboard section to provide superior G59 protection.

Both the InteliGenNTC and InteliMainsNTC BaseBox controllers offer remote monitoring, meaning staff can monitor the hospital’s power supply directly from the Estates office.

 

We have always liked working with IPU, we’ve never had any issues with them at all. We get on well with the team and have always been able to get what we need. They have a  great knowledge and understanding of ComAp products.”
Russell Knight – Knight Electrical & Knight Electrical Switchgear

 

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