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Remote operation and site power for miners

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People often say if a machine can survive the Australian mining industry it can survive anywhere. 

With the heat, dust, abrasive materials, and unforgiving nature of the Australian landscape, they are not far wrong. 

Taking this on board, Advanced Power have released a new range of 3000rpm Kohler powered diesel "Mine Specification" generators. 

These generating sets have been designed and built to withstand the extreme and demanding conditions typically found on the mine site, and "to withstand the rigours of site work¬anywhere portable power is required". 

According to the company the range has a standard fitment of options that allow for the generator sets to be used in nearly any industrial or mining commercial application. 

Fitted with a rated central crane lifting point for ease of transport, the generators feature a lockable battery isolator, a 300 mm earth stake for increased safety, as well as gel sealed lead acid cranking batteries and European Linz alternators as standard.  

All of the generator units are equipped with the 'Spinifex Lifeguard' for safety, individual RCD's per outlet, an emergency stop button, auxiliary push to test outlets, and also are fitted with type rated high visibility yellow GRP generator boards with lockable polycarbonate breaker covers. 

Advanced Power explained that these board increase on site safety and avoid accidents as it allows the site supervisor to lock out the access to the generator's RCDs so that contractors can not reset earth leakage fault trips at will to get around safety 'roadblocks'. 

The generators have also been designed with environmental management in mind. 

The remote power generators sit inside their own galvanised containment trays, which eliminates substrate spilling as well as avoiding the potential for further contamination that might be caused by oil or fuel spillage during filling, servicing, or general use, eliminating the potential for environmental damage. 

According to Advanced Power, if rolling portability is required on site, then a high clearance heavy duty puncture resistant wheel kit can fitted instead of the containment tray, allowing for increased mobility and the provision of power to almost anywhere on site. 

The generator is available in four different models, including a 4, 6, 7.5, and 10 kva version, which all use rugged Kohler diesel engines.  

"These sets make the ideal starting platform for heavy industry portable power requirements and are fully backed by a three year Advanced Power warranty," according to the company. 

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