Energy Power Systems Australia (EPSA) received an order to install a new Olympian GEP 200 generator at the Hastings Police Station in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. The generator was installed in an enclosure specifically designed not to disturb the peace in the area.
The Hastings Police Station services Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, an area that covers 12 postcodes. Since the station was in a residential area, noise control was factored as a requirement into the design specifications.
As an essential service that must operate around the clock, it was vital that this police station's mains power had the support of an emergency back-up generator. The project was overseen by consultant Coffey Environment.
EPSA's Dave Cronin explained that the noise level had to be very low, not exceeding 46 decibels at 15 metres. This was achieved by housing the generator in a double skin acoustic enclosure.
Offering twice the usual soundproofing, the enclosure ensures that these power generators when operational are not audible even to those standing nearby.
With the new back-up power generator installed at the Hastings Police Station, William Adams is about to start its preventative maintenance program, which includes carrying out regular checks every quarter involving checking the generator, attending to any parts that need replacing as well as topping up the oil and coolant. William Adams will also do scheduled oil sampling at these times.