In September, 2014 ECG was engaged as part of a major upgrade at Mitcham Private Hospital located in Melbourne’s South East. The job included the trade-in of the old redundant standby generator & supply of a new 500kVA generator complete with 2,000ltr Long Range Fuel Tank. We worked in closely with the client to ensure a smooth transition from old to new.
Next came the hard part! ECG’s rental division, Generator Rentals Australia was tasked with supplying temporary power for 48 hours during the transition from old Main Switchboard to new Main Switchboard. The site electrical contractors had enough on their plate with the massive task of installing a new Main Switchboard so GRA took on the job of supplying, installing and removing the temporary power and distribution. Due to the old Main Switchboard being decommissioned we had to refeed all the site sub-boards meaning it was what some call a ‘logistical nightmare’! Fortunately GRA has 25 + years of experience in undertaking these complex jobs and all the equipment to undertake it safely and efficiently. The site max demand was 500kVA by we needed to include redundancy due to the critical nature of the site. GRA supplied and installed 3 x 250kVA Parallel able generators that all ran in sync during the 48 hours with no-break redundancy at the site. The sets were also remotely monitored through the ComAp Web Supervisor system allowing full remote control and monitoring by the GRA techs even whilst offsite. The gensets re-fed temporary sub-boards which then re-fed the site sub boards. The transition was seamless and done well within the strict timelines imposed by the hospital. All in all the job was a great success from start to finish.