RAF Akrotiri

RAF Akrotiri,

Length of relationship:

14 years - ongoing


RAF Akrotiri


Two weeks after the beginning of the installation, the system was fully operational with all functional testing complete. Testing in conjunction with the local electricity supplier was undertaken to certify the loss of main protection (G59). The site now has a fully operational up-to-date generator control system providing resilience for many years to come without the need for technically trained generator personnel to frequently fault find and adjust load sharing and synchronisation parameters.

Being appointed to deliver the maintenance and upgrade programme for this crucial facility is testimony to Burtonwood Generators reputation for excellence in its field.

Work undertaken:

Obsolete Dale 8000 generator controllers on base had failed and the client needed to re-instate generator cover with immediate effect. The system consisted of two 1.6MVA Leroy Sommer generators powered by Caterpillar diesel engines. The system generated at 11kV with both sets operating in parallel with each other and the local authority supply.

Within weeks our engineers had designed and installed a bespoke modification to the existing generator control panels with Comap Inteligen NT & Intelimains controllers to control the prime mover, generators, synchronising and VCB control.

Further to this the G59 protection for the site was to be upgraded; the relay used for this task was a Areva P341 relay. The Areva P341 relay replaced the existing protection and was used for its logical functions along with its protection functions.

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