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Bristol City Council - City Hall

An old and failing generator, a City Hall, and the need for an efficient new fuel storage system. That was the scene when Power Electrics were contacted by Bristol City Council to help install a brand-new generator and fuel storage system at their site at College Green, Bristol.

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The Challenge

A 500 kVA generator & bulk fuel tank were to replace the existing failing generator and plastic tank. However, to successfully install these, there were a few challenges to first overcome. A tailored connection panel was needed to integrate directly with all the existing power cables and control system. This would minimise any additional electrical installation works and, most importantly, disruption to the council's daily operations.

Whilst the installation of the new generator and fuel tank was being carried out, the temporary standby power for the city hall was also provided by Power Electrics’ Rental department. To futureproof permanent provisions were made for cable access ways into the plantroom to enable connection of a loadbank or a temporary generator.

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The Solution

The Power Electrics experts knew exactly how to overcome the challenges at hand. To supply temporary backup power to the city hall during the work, a bespoke loadbank and temporary generator connection panel were installed. The plantroom installations were specifically designed to interface with the existing equipment within the room, with minimum disruption.

Additionally, a fully bunded steel bulk fuel tank was constructed to replace the old plastic unit and bring to installation up to date with current legislation. In addition, the new tank was fitted complete with a remote fill point cabinet mounted externally for easier fuel delivery access. That'll make future fuel deliveries exponentially easier for the supplier and the Bristol City Council.

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The seamless integration of a new generator accommodated within a particular space envelope was accomplished with a quick turnaround due to the Power Electrics specialists at hand.