Kennards Hire Penrith supplied a range of portable heaters, floodlights and generators to help prevent delays to postal services during a 36-hour blackout in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.
Frank Ferraivolo, manager of the Katoomba mail delivery centre supervised the installation of the two 240V diesel-powered infrared heaters. The heaters were particularly appreciated by staff who had started work in the early hours during a very low temperature period.
According to Frank, the heaters gave out an amazing amount of heat, and were at least as good, if not better than normal air conditioning. The floodlights did a good job of illuminating the centre.
Of the two generators, he found the 6.5kVA silenced inverter unit particularly good as its noiseless operation was ideal for the centre, which was located in a built-up area. Additionally, being an inverter unit, it could also run the computers and was also fuel-efficient.
Key features of Kennards Hire portable infrared heaters:
- Output of 111,000btu per hour
- Broadcasts heat over a wide area without the smell of kerosene-powered models
- Radiation disc can be tilted up to 20 degrees to direct heat more efficiently
- Easy manoeuvrability
- 35-litre tank allows continuous operation for up to 13 hours