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Secure I.T. installs modernised generator at BCP Council
Tue, 23rd Jan 2024

Secure I.T. Environments (SITE), one of the UK's top companies for the design and development of modular and containerised data centres, has announced the successful conclusion of a project with Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP). The operation saw the replacement of the council's out-of-date generator with a new 200kW unit to support the IT hub serving the entire council. The new generator, complete with an acoustic housing, was designed, supplied and installed by the SITE team.

The comprehensive upgrade included a 250kV, 200kW diesel generator with advanced capabilities like auto start, battery charging, and remote monitoring features. SITE implemented an innovative solution to manage noise pollution caused by the generator operation. An acoustic drop-over canopy cabinet, designed specifically for the generator, included an internally mounted exhaust and silencer, effectively minimising noise to 75dB(A)@1m in FFC.

The team at SITE not only installed and tested the new generator but also ensured the BCP staff were well-versed with the new system. The team conducted full in-person training that highlighted operation, health & safety, testing procedures and other relevant aspects of handling the new generator. Further, the old system was safely decommissioned by SITE, with the switchover to the new system completed within a day to minimise disruption to council services.

A testament to the company's commitment to customer service, SITE has also pledged ongoing support for the generator throughout its warranty period. The entire operation, from conceptualisation to training, was handled by Secure I.T. Environments, reinforcing the firm's reputation for a high degree of professionalism and solution delivery.

Speaking about the criticality of backup power systems and the work undertaken for BCP, Chris Wellfair, Projects Director at Secure I.T. Environments, stated, "The importance of replacing backup generators cannot be overstated. Tests and maintenance should be regularly conducted to identify issues, and when a unit reaches the end of its serviceable life the risks of it not providing backup power when needed are too great. The reputational risks and financial loss of unplanned downtime can take months to recover from."

SITE’s work with BCP Council showcases the firm's dedication to smooth, efficient, and comprehensive service delivery - a hallmark that has made it one of the leading British firms in its sector.