Case Study

The P & I Generators Case Study

Helmont House, Cardiff

You want it WHERE!

We won a tender to install an 800 KvA enclosed generator set in a sub-basement below an office block. This was an interesting challenge as the generator set had to pass through standard 2m high double doorways and turn corners in a corridor 2.5m wide. With our ‘can-do, will-do’ approach we set about achieving our objectives.

As the set measured 5.5m long, 2.2 m wide and 3m high – there was only one way that we could achieve our objective…to strip down the set to its component parts and then cut the base-frame into 3 sections to allow placement and re-assembly in the underground plant room.

We constructed a transport stand, in-house, for the engine and we stripped down the generator set into its main components, eg engine, alternator, fuel tank, control panel, radiator, exhaust silencers etc.

The base frame was carefully dimensioned; datum’s marked then cut into 3 pieces. After transport to the plant room, the base frame was positioned and aligned and then welded back together using our own resources.

After checking and painting, the frame was re-loaded with the fuel tank and the generator main components – followed by the ancillaries and the sound deadening enclosure.  After connecting to the various services, the set was finally commissioned at full load using one of our transportable load banks.

We were able to carry out all the mechanical works in-house, using our own multi-skilled engineering staff and comprehensive range of workshop equipment.

We are one of very few, if any, generator companies able to undertake this kind of project and we are very fortunate to have  engineers with decades of experience and expertise in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering and design.

Author: Dave Lawty – Senior Technical Engineer

Excellent service! Paperwork as always is in good order. Operatives are polite and professional whilst on site.

David Haynes – The Clancy Group plc