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Enercon provides peace of mind power redundancies for corporations, hospitals, and universities in any part of the world.
IT operations, redundant data communications, and electrical power are all crucial aspects of most organizational operations. Enercon's emergency backup systems strive to maintain the highest standards in assuring the integrity and functionality of this extremely critical environment.
We have helped major insurance companies, hospitals, and IT giants such as Microsoft and Facebook, protect their data centers from power outages while increasing energy efficiencies.
Location: Bloomington, IL
Scope of Project:
(3) CAT 3516 Diesel Gensets.
1750kW @ 12.47kV
15kV system designed as a standby and parallel with the utility in a Peak Shaving mode.
Illinois Power satellite/modem system installed for remote starting capability from their Decatur office.
Location: Murray, UT
Scope of Project:
(3) Diesel Gensets.
2,000 kW @ 12.47 kV
NEMA 1 Certified
RTU Certified Enclosure
Data Center Clients
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Enercon has helped hospitals all over the country safeguard their power sources by engineering, fabricating, integrating, and servicing backup, standby, and emergency gensets, switchgear, and controls.
Delivering emergency standby power for hospitals is vastly different from typical commercial building applications. Critical power is expected to work at all times because any failure can increase the risk of major injury or death to patients, personnel, and other onsite visitors. Our team works to ensure our healthcare partners meet all applicable NFPA codes and standards for emergency and standby power systems including NFPA 99, NFPA 101, and NFPA 110.
Know your Generator Standards
To comply with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Codes, you'll need to know what codes apply to your medical care facility and the generator system in use.
NFPA 101 - Applies to all medical care facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes that house patients who rely on critical life-support systems. NFPA 101 requires that emergency generators must be installed and maintained in these types of facilities, including:
Ensure hired and trained personnel are qualified to repair and maintain generators
Perform regular testing of the emergency generators
Maintain all batteries
Test and maintain all circuitry
NFPA 99 - Establishes criteria for levels of health care services or systems based on risk to the patients, staff, or visitors in health care facilities to minimize the hazards of fire, explosion, and electricity. Under NFPA 99, generators are treated as part of the essential electrical system (ESS). Depending on the services provided by the healthcare facility, including applications under NFPA 101, NFPA 99 categorizes EES into three types (Type 1, Type 2, Type 3) with a requirement that all hospitals with an essential electrical system conform to Type 1 requirements.
TYPE 1 EES - is made up of three separate branches that provide power to different functions within the facility:
The first branch is the life safety branch and it is intended to deliver power to the systems that are needed for the purpose of life safety, such as exit signs and egress lighting.
The second branch is the critical branch. This branch contains circuits and equipment that are in certain areas and critical to the function of patient care within the facility. Critical circuits can supply items like task lighting, certain receptacles, and fixed equipment in Category 1 (critical) spaces.
The third branch is the equipment branch. This branch powers system that is integral to the building operation. Systems such as climate control HVAC and certain elevators can be found on this branch.
Applies to critical care rooms in which electrical system failure is likely to cause major injury or death of patients, including all rooms where electric life support equipment is required.
TYPE 2 EES - is comprised of two separate branches; life safety, and equipment. Applies to general care rooms in which electrical system failure is likely to cause minor injury to patients
TYPE 3 EES - reflects the life safety branch. Basic care rooms in which electrical system failure is not likely to cause injury to patients and rooms other than patient care are not required to be served by an EES. Type 3 EES life safety branch has an alternate source of power that will be effective for 1 1/2 hours.
NFPA 110 - Stipulates the requirements for operating and maintaining standby generators. NFPA 110 breaks the EPSS into two categories. Level 1 systems should be installed when equipment failure could lead to loss of human life or serious injuries. Level 2 systems should be installed where EPSS failure is less critical to human life.
Emergency Power Supply System (EPSS): The entire electrical system, including conductors, protective devices, switchgear, and more.
Emergency Power Supply (EPS): The source of electrical power which powers the EPSS.
With thousands of students attending classes, working in labs, and living on campus, the need for reliable emergency power is critically important. Today's campuses are often expansive, with many different buildings for many different uses, all with separate emergency power requirements. Buildings such as dormitories and libraries may only require power to sustain life safety systems, while more complex buildings will need backup systems capable of full operational power.
Additionally, Universities can utilize standby systems to reduce their overall energy bill demand costs like those seen at Temple University. “According to Kurt Bresser, Director, Utilities & Energy Management, Temple University, "The gen-plant at Temple has saved the university nearly $65M [over the life of the equipment]." Enercon helped to accomplish this by custom engineering and fabricating a control system to monitor and provide continuous data points from ten natural gas-fueled tandem engine generator sets. These units provide 16 megawatts of power for peak shaving and emergency standby power. Enercon specializes in providing similar setups and outcomes for universities and colleges across the country.
Powering Industry Around the Globe
With over 50,000 projects completed and deployed worldwide in 110 countries, Enercon continues to help all industries overcome their toughest critical power challenges. Learn how we can help you do the same!
TACTICAL POWER • FUEL EFFICIENCY •
WATER TREATMENT • EXTREME ENVIRONMENT
WASTEWATER • LANDFILL • MICROGRIDS •
SCHOOLS • EMBASSIES • CORRECTIONS
HOSPITALS • UNIVERSITIES • DATA CENTERS •
CASINOS • COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION
OIL & GAS • MANUFACTURING • AGRICULTURE • MINING • TRANSPORTATION
WIND • SOLAR • HYBRID POWER GRIDS
CRITICAL POWER BACKUP • POWER RENTALS