The Client: UK Power Reserve
Service: Acoustic Enclosure
Project Value: £900k
Project Completion: November 2014
Kimpton Acoustics were employed directly by UK Power Reserve to provide new enclosures to house six new generators on existing UKPR sites. UK Power Reserve were committed to increasing their standby electricity generating capacity due to their success in agreeing new supply contracts with National Gird.
Kimpton Acoustic Engineers designed, manufactured and constructed three separate enclosures on three sites across the South of England and South Wales to house the new gas fired electricity generators. Providing the steel frame and the acoustic panels and measuring 15m long x 8m wide and standing over 4m high, the enclosures were erected on site in time for the generators to be installed. The structure was also designed so that the dry air coolers could be sited on top of the unit to reduce the footprint of the overall installation, but also to reduce the cost of the cooling water pipework.
The design of the ventilation cooling system and the associated attenuation to maintain the reduced noise levels was responsibility of Kimpton Acoustics along with the generator exhausts and silencers that were also provided and installed.
Kimpton also had the responsibility for the cooling of the generators with the necessary pipework installation carried out by qualified pipefitters between the generators, dry air coolers and associated pumps and control valves.