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DC chargers installed at substation with restricted space

Dale Power Solutions supplied and installed two DC chargers (110v and 48v) at a new electricity substation in Aberdeenshire, north east Scotland. Each dual charger had 4 large industrial spec cabinets as well as 2 battery sets comprising of cells of approximately 180kg and 140kg. To manoeuvre and install each system required two Dale engineers.

Owing to social distancing restrictions and limited space on site, normal procedures could not be followed.

Solution

Following a risk assessment and site survey, a Dale Power Solutions team, including the quality assurance and engineering team, planned and developed lifting methods whereby two engineers could move the equipment into place, install and commission it, whilst maintaining 2 metre physical distance at all times.

The lifting methods were trialed at the Dale Power Solutions factory, and each element was documented and filmed, so that the field engineers installing the equipment were fully aware of the process before installation commenced.

Results

Keeping public utilities and services fully operational is a priority for Dale Power Solutions’ engineers, service and production teams.

The new lifting methods worked well and can now be used on installations to maintain physical distancing.

  • Innovative lifting solution ensured that a utility company installation could continue despite COVID-19 site restrictions
  • Technical support team developed a lifting procedure which ensured that the engineers could maintain a 2m distance at all times during installation
  • Client site guidelines were incorporated into the procedure
  • Dale Power Solutions project manager coordinated the project from initial site survey through to installation
  • Strict quality procedures were adhered to throughout the installation