A construction company hired a 3000-litre diesel self-bunded fuel cube from Kennards Hire to run a 100kVA generator round-the-clock. The generator was able to run continuously for a week at a time before refuelling was required.
Haslin Constructions hired the generator and fuel cell from Kennards Hire Pump & Power for use at the University of Sydney’s Camden campus, where the company completed a new alternative power building.
Five gas-powered generators housed in the building will eventually meet a major part of power requirements on the campus occupied by the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
Haslin Constructions site manager Guy Mathieson said that the generator allowed a new controlled environmental facility to be commissioned before the alternative power system was completed, with the fuel cell saving them a lot of time as there was no need to refuel frequently.
Kennards Hire is introducing the 3000-litre fuel cells progressively across their network of hire centres in all mainland states.
Key features of Kennards Hire 3000-litre fuel cubes:
- Fabricated from high grade mild steel, with all seams robot welded to exacting standards
- Outer tank provides an extra safeguard in the unlikely event of an inner tank leak
- Pump, connections and hoses are housed and can be locked within the bund even during use
- Weighs 1150kg and measures 1.2m H x 2.5m L x 1.6m W