What types of Auxiliary Emergency Systems there are?Carlos Martins
An auxiliary emergency system is an equipment that provides support to meet the energy needs of a given location or infrastructure, can function as a primary or complementary source.
Auxiliary emergency system presupposes design, development, and installation tailored to the needs and conditions of the infrastructures which will assist. To achieve this, the assembly teams must use all their experience to implement a reliable solution corresponding to the demanding levels of the final application.
When faced with types of large installations and high need for energy supply, it is essential to ensure that the network outage or failure rate is very low. This is because all the components involved in emergency energy support are the main pillar, that is, the most critical part of the entire installation.
In the auxiliary emergency systems solutions are included such as:
- Auxiliaries for turbine generation plants: Single cycle thermal power plants, Combined cycle thermal power plants, Hydroelectric or Solar thermal plants;
- Black Start systems: are systems for power generation and auxiliary subsystems intended for turbine startup and for operation even in the absence of any external power supply;
- Emergency groups for auxiliary subsystems, fluid storage tanks, fire-fighting systems, recirculation pumps, refrigeration systems, where the facilities are adapted and implemented according to the specifics of each client;
- Emergency systems for hospitals, airports and data centers.
Learn about the most common options for auxiliary emergency systems:
- Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition and Control (SCADA): control and communication system with a plant control system (DCS or distributed control);
- Human Machine Interfaces (HMI): touch screens in the control panel, mobile devices with internet access;
- Integrated circuit breakers and integrated medium voltage cells;
- Integrated fuel systems from the containers;
- Independent Fire Protection Systems (PCI): detection and extinction;
- Pneumatic and redundant double start-up;
- Ventilation, heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system, capable of operating at very high or very low temperatures;
- Systems for explosive atmospheres (ATEX);
- Large capacity main tanks and fuel pumping system;
- Engine’s optimized emissions;
- Remote cooling systems using air-coolers;
- Containers with IP54;
- Dust filters;
- External power take-offs sockets panels.
Bet on auxiliary emergency systems that meet all legal requirements and standards in terms of features, dimensions and the facility itself. Correct installation and adaptation of these systems is essential to ensure network availability and thus ensures maximum efficiency and continuous supply of energy.
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