August 18, 2017
The N.V. Sklifosovsky hospital has been serving the Poltava region in Ukraine for more than 200 years. Having expanded a lot over this time, the hospital currently has more than 779 beds. This medical institution specialises in highly skilled inpatient and outpatient consultative procedures. The hospital is also a training base for the doctors and nurses of the future.
As with most hospitals, it’s powered by two independent electrical circuits from the mains supply. In a hospital power is absolutely critical. If power is lost there is a significant threat to the health, and ultimately life of patients, as all electrical equipment will cease to function. Patients at this time could be in the intensive care unit or on an operating table.
The hospital management, like most applications where power is critical, decided to install diesel generators for emergency power. These would immediately kick-in if mains power is lost. To start the process, they conducted an audit of what was needed. During the audit, engineers identified the need to replace the power distribution panels in addition to the installation of the generators, as the existing shields were in poor condition.
In 2016, the construction and electrical works of the generator 'room' was completed by a local contractor. The hospital installed two diesel generators. Due to their reliability and proven performance, they chose two Atlas Copco QIS 140 with a total output of 286 kVA. In addition, they replaced switchboards, performed commissioning work and installed remote displays, allowing key personnel to see the state of the generators from the switchboard room. A monitoring system was also implemented to inform both the customer and service engineers about any change in the state of the generators and the mains supply.
Back-up emergency generators are one capital equipment purchase that you hope you never have to use! Designed and built to the very highest standards, the QIS range undergoes extreme testing to ensure that power kicks-in, within a few seconds of a major electrical malfunction. The peace of mind that comes with Atlas Copco’s QIS generator’s ensure that the customer, and the patients, always get a good night’s sleep.
“Thanks to the fact that the QIS range allows you to specify the configuration of your generator, through a wide range of useful options, the hospital received a package that was perfect for them. You can customise everything from the power output to the options you require.”