MTU Onsite Energy Supplies Backup Power to Nemours Children’s Hospital
Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando, Fla., has selected MTU Onsite Energy to provide backup power in the event that power to the medical facility is interrupted, Business Energy reports.
The emergency power system was customized to handle Florida’s unpredictable and sometimes severe weather so that the hospital’s resuscitation and life-saving machines can be maintained in the event of a weather emergency or other reason that would cause a power disruption. It includes four 2,250 kW MTU Onsite Energy generator sets powered by MTU 16V Series 4000 engines and has paralleling switchgear. The generators, which were installed on the second floor of the 95-room medical facility to prevent potential flood damage, can provide enough power to supply the hospital with electricity for to seven days.
According to the Business Energy article, MTU was not the hospital’s first choice for emergency power supply, but it chose the company after visiting Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, which is also using MTU Onsite Energy to provide emergency backup power. The Halifax Medical Center system has been recognized for excellence by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
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