-

Energize Committed to delivering power to customers despite the Covid-19...
- Advertisment -

Committed to delivering power to customers despite the Covid-19 pandemic

- Advertisment -

While most of us were working from home because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Cummins AME PD&I team was working tirelessly to integrate a Phase 2 project of nine C3000D5E units into acoustic enclosures and testing them remotely for a key global customer.

At the end of 2019, Cummins Africa Middle East (AME) was contracted by a leading provider of cloud and computing web services to supply nine C3000D5E units enclosed in customised acoustic enclosures. The team had to leverage relationships inside and outside the organisation to expedite the necessary resources to complete the project on time.

The genset packaging process inside the acoustic enclosures started early, based on the customer’s strategic global requirement. In addition to the early start, the project’s delivery schedule had to be reviewed to find areas where the build could be expedited to meet the customer’s delivery milestones.

The project faced comprehensive design-related and implementation challenges in the previous phase. These challenges had to be addressed in Phase 2. Over three-week period, several stakeholders were involved in developing a comprehensive list based on the previous two years of operation to ensure that all design and operational deficiencies previously identified were resolved. The task was further complicated as the delivery schedule was very tight, which necessitated that the design improvements happened concurrently while the enclosures were being built.

Adding to the difficulty was the travel restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In place of a more effective and easy face-to-face meetings, the AME team had to rely solely on Skype and Zoom to work with the design and factory teams at the manufacturing plant for the process of issue identification, redesign and improvement implementation.

After completing all the internal tests, the team conducted three full days’ virtual witness testing with the customer, who was based remotely. The team used three cameras to stream the test from all angles to enable the customer to witness the test. The customer was satisfied with the generator performance and factory acceptance test set-up and process. Cummins AME PD&I was able to execute, test and deliver the project on time for a strategic customer despite the operational, logistical and mobilisation challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Contact Deepa Rungasamy, Cummins, Tel 011 589 8512, deepa.rungasamy@cummins.com

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest Articles

Independent transmission system “essential” to end load shedding

by Roger Lilley, Now Media  -   To overcome the scourge of load shedding, two components are urgently needed: more generating capacity and an improved and...

Drivers improving the business case for solar power

Information from IM Power  -   Covid-19 has presented businesses with the opportunity to re-evaluate both their operational models and costs. Proactive organisations found themselves navigating...

Temperature monitor and controller saves municipality money

Instrotech recently supplied its DPM4003 and DPM3001M (low- and high-alarm relay output) temperature indicators to Levivi22 Engineering and Projects, the company contracted by Tshwane...

Undertaking wall thickness testing at Tutuka

During the lockdown in June, rope-access specialist Skyriders undertook an inspection of pulverised fuel (PF) piping at Tutuka power station near Standerton in Mpumalanga...

Rentable solar power now available

Aggreko, a leading provider of mobile, modular power, temperature control and energy services, today announces the immediate availability of its solar power rental offer....

EU solar power association signs cooperation agreement with SAPVIA

SolarPower Europe and the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation and explore new business...

First BW4 wind farm celebrates commencement of commercial operations

South Africa’s first bid window four (BW4) wind farm, part of government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), has announced its Commercial...

Maintaining backup battery systems for maximum usage and reliability

Information from Fluke  -   Most backup power systems use an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) and a string of batteries. The UPS backs up the digital...

Renewable energy company offers bursaries for tertiary education

Globeleq, a leading independent power producer operating in Africa, is offering bursaries for tertiary education. The Globeleq Scholarship Fund aims to develop skills needed...

SA’s Risk Mitigation tender and what it means for energy storage, renewables and gas

by Andy Colthorpe, Energy-Storage news  -   South Africa’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy is conducting a fairly unique procurement programme for 2 GW of...

Eskom acknowledges load shedding’s damage to the economy, promises improvement

Eskom's CEO, Andre de Ruyter, says the power utility understands that it has a critical role to play in enabling South Africa's economic recovery...

MEA Energy Week conference draws world-class lineup

Information from Siemens  -  Siemens Energy and partners are holding a major Middle East and Africa-focused virtual conference, entitled ‘Shaping the Energy of Tomorrow’, from...

How to classify outdoor circuit breakers

Information from Noja Power  -   Electrical engineering switchgear classification is a challenging topic. With the varied terminology for electrical equipment around the world, clarity on...

What’s on the energy storage market besides Li-ion batteries?

Information from IDTechEx  -   While Li-ion batteries are dominating the stationary energy storage sector, a growing number of companies are developing different technologies to be...

Electrical junction box offers ten entries

A rectangular-shaped junction box, which is both Ex e and IP68 certified, is now available from Pratley. Known as the Enviro Rectangular Junction Box,...
- Advertisement -