Heroes of hire: firms setting benchmarks in rental

Heroes of hire: firms setting benchmarks in rental
Published: 2 April 2017 - 7 a.m.
By: John Bambridge

Temporary power

ACE Power

ACE Power is a provider of temporary power solutions with over 12 years of experience in the power industry in UAE.

It was established in 2002 with some 50 years of combined experience in the diesel generator industry between its founding partners, from their roles across various multinational companies.

ACE’s motto is to generate value for its customers by providing all of the technical capabilities and service support they need to reduce costs and improve their margins, while also looking out for the environment.

A prime example is ACE’s “Power on Demand” initiative where customers benefit from huge saving on fuel consumption by using a diesel generator node size that best fits the customer’s modal load requirement, while catering to peaks in demand with the help of synchronised solutions. The setup incorporates automatic load sharing control and a load-dependent start-stop to optimise both the power generated and the fuel consumed by the diesel generator combination.

The system can reduce total fuel consumption by 30% to 40%.

With ACE’s Power on Demand system, when the power demand on a lone generator reaches 60%-70%, a second generator comes online, and when their total output reaches 60-70%, a third generator comes online.

Boben Mathew, GM at ACE Power, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Aurangabad University as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade, and has worked with companies like Atlas Copco, Manlift and world’s largest temporary power provider Aggreko in the Middle East and India.

Mathew notes: “Generator sizing is mainly based on our past experience of previous sites where, in many cases, we have come across diesel generators that are running at partial or low loads and sometimes even less than 30% of its rated capacities. This is unsafe for the diesel generators and results in unnecessarily high energy costs and emissions.”

 

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