Grupel Generator for a thermoelectric power plant in VenezuelaJoão Pintado
This month of May we highlight the implementation of a project in Venezuela for an international reference company in the engineering sector.
The project consisted of a 906kVA (STP) Emergency Diesel Genset with MAN D 2842 LE 211 engine with and Leroy Somer LSA 49.1 M75 alternator in a 40” container. The genset is installed in a Thermoelectric Power Plant in Venezuela, for feeding the essential load that is required for protecting sensitive equipment of the plant in case of a mains failure. It was built under very strict standards and certifications and all equipment was tested with international standards after request of the client. All electrical equipment installed has UL certification as well as the fuel system.
The container is divided in 3 compartments, one for the generator, one for the Fuel tanks and one for the firefighting system. The firefighting system is fully autonomous and in case of fire in any of the other 2 compartments it will actuate immediately. The generator stops and the air inlets close hermetically to guarantee that there will be no CO2 leakage at the exterior of the container. The Fuel supply of the generator is made with 2 separate double layer tanks with 1500 Lts capacity each one of them. Due to the fact that the geographical location of the installation has a high seismic activity, a special seismic effects absorbing system was installed on the base of the container.
Also, a highlight is the generator operation is completely automatic. Due to the equipment’s importance, this genset starts-up automatically and feeds the essential equipment in less than 10 seconds.
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