Generator Power adds to Atlas Copco fleet

By Sarah Ann McCay24 April 2012

Mark Bidell, area sales engineer - Portable Air, Atlas Copco (left) and Steve Cardwell of Generator

Mark Bidell, area sales engineer - Portable Air, Atlas Copco (left) and Steve Cardwell of Generator Power (right)

UK rental company Generator Power has ordered 10 new Atlas Copco QAC 1250 transportable 1 MW generators.

The new additions to Generator Power's Atlas Copco fleet are rated at 1250 kVA and deliver a full 1 MW of stable power. The QAC 1250 generators are housed in a standard 20-foot ISO CSC container, which makes them easy to transport. The QAC 1250 also incorporates large access doors for easy maintenance.

Generator Hire is based in Normanton, West Yorkshire, UK, and offers power rental services throughout the UK. It also rents internationally, and has had rental contracts in Kenya, Russian and to offshore oil rigs worldwide.

The generators incorporate an intelligent cooling system with electrically driven variable speed cooling fans, which reduces fuel consumption by -10% at full load, equivalent to 550 litres of fuel per day, or 200,000 litres in a full year of operation.

The cooling system also means that the generator can deliver full power in ambient temperatures as high as 40ºC at an altitude of 1000m above sea level, while a built-in engine coolant heater means that the units can also work in temperatures as low as 25ºC.

The QAC1250 also comes with a Qc4002 synchronising control panel. This means it can run alone or in parallel with similar or different generators in island mode, PMS (power management system) mode, or in parallel with the mains in peak shaving, fixed power and AMF (automatic mains failure) modes.

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