Vital Power are critical power specialists, providing expert solutions for industrial diesel generators and UPS systems nationwide. On this power upgrade project, Vital Power supplied, installed, and commissioned a brand-new Atlas Copco QIS 335 industrial diesel generator at BituChem, road surfacing specialists in Gloucestershire.

BituChem are reliant on power supplied from a generator to run a certain plant on site. The site’s existing generator was a 25-year-old, 300kVA diesel generator, which whilst still running, had started to show serious signs of old age. BituChem decided to look into replacing the generator for more reliable power on site, whilst future proofing their operations at the same time.

Long-term trusted supply partner of BituChem, HFT Forklifts were asked to source an industrial diesel generator for the plant in Gloucestershire, in which Vital Power was approached to provide expert advice and assistance with the application.

The main project goals were to find a solution that offered increased fuel efficiency, more power delivery and provided a long-term solution to powering the plant on site. Issues such as motor starts & low loading were key factors that BituChem wanted to consider, so choosing the correct power node was a critical element in this upgrade.

Following a period of load monitoring on site and considering the various motor starts involved during plant start up, Vital Power determined that a QIS 335 (300kVA prime/ 330kVA standby) was the appropriate generator for the task. As official UK dealers of the Atlas Copco QIS industrial diesel generator range, Vital Power then supplied, electrically installed, and commissioned an Atlas Copco QIS 335 on site to ensure reliable power can be supplied for the foreseeable future.

The QIS 335 comes complete with a robust Volvo TAD1341GE engine, Mecc Alte alternator & DSE 7320 control panel. This machine was also specified with a long run fuel tank to allow more time between fuel fills.

BituChem is now on a tailored 5-year service & maintenance plan with Vital Power, complete with 24/7/365 call out facility to further protect site moving forward.

A spokesperson from BituChem explained how “everyone at Vital Power is very professional. We couldn’t be happier with the result, and I couldn’t fault the work at all, we’re really pleased”.

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