HFM interviews Cummins experts George Williams and Ken Box; Williams authors HFM web article
Lorenzi interviewed several industry experts for the article, including Ken Box and George Williams
, Regional Managers with the Power Systems division of Cummins Power Generation
In addition, Williams
has a bylined article on the website of the magazine.
is quoted in the article, saying, "The concern [with the addition of non-emergency loads] is the requirement that life safety (LS) and critical branch (CB) loads must be served in 10 seconds or less after a normal source outage."
Other issues discussed in the article are fuel types, the location of generator sets within the hospital facility, emission reductions, and new green technologies.
has the last word in the article: "I think storable nonfossil and renewable sources will become more commonplace and the existing technology will become more efficient and environmentally friendly," he
"I expect electrical infrastructures to become more intelligent, efficient and symbiotic."
The Lorenzi article is available here.
It is also in the July print edition of the magazine.
In addition, George Williams
has an article on the website of Health Facilities Management
that describes three challenging hospital projects in a new bylined article.
In this web-exclusive article, Williams
discusses how each of the three hospitals presented a different set of problems to overcome.
For example, Oregon State Hospital
in Salem, Oregon, was partnering with the local utility for a dispatchable standby generation program (DSGP), which increased system-level design complexity.
AnMed Health Medical Center
in Anderson, South Carolina, wanted to expand and upgrade its entire electrical system while continuing to remain open serving its patients.
And Primary Children's Medical Center
in Salt Lake City, Utah, wanted to add a Cummins
4 MW emergency standby system while retaining a 1500 kW generator of a different brand from its existing system.
describes how Cummins Power Generation
overcame all the obstacles.
George Williams, Regional Sales Engineering Manager, will be giving a presentation on critical power.