Data centre power systems supplier Kohler has launched its range of walk-in Power Optimised Design Solutions (PODS) in response to the increased market demand for high-power gensets. They offer the highest standards of performance, reliability, robustness, safety, modularity, and competitiveness.
Crucially, their size allows for enough internal cooling power to
accommodate Kohler’s KD SERIES generators, giving customers the power to
utilise the most powerful generators on the market without compromising on
installation and maintenance.
The walk-in PODS have generous spacing with a 4m width and height for the base module. The enclosures offer optimal access to different elements of the diesel genset, allowing personnel to perform all operations and maintenance tasks with ease. Single swing doors with locks and anti-panic bars facilitate daily access into the enclosure. A push-button located near the access doors controls the interior lighting system.
Adherence to noise standards was a critical design consideration, with
85 dB(A) sound reduction at 1m, with 75 and 65 dB(A) configurations also
available. Soundproofing panels are made of mineral wool with an M1-class fire
rating covered by glass fibre and metal sheet.
Rain barrier grilles fitted with an anti-volatile barrier protect air
inlets and outlets from harsh weather conditions. A specialised primer coat and
polyurethane finish enhance the durability of the enclosures.
Kohler will supply the walk-in PODS from its Brest facility in France,
which recently committed to over $6M of investment to enhance manufacturing
capacity and optimise the logistics and transport for these larger enclosures.
“Our first walk-in PODS have been delivered to their new homes in Germany proving the success of the enclosures,” says Cédric Briand, product manager, industrial generators.
“The innovative, modular design enables mounted radiators on the
generator base-frame even for the KD4500 model. Units are installed onto an
external slab with all the options already previously connected and tested in
factory, making for a quick and adaptable installation. Our walk-in PODS are
inspired by our customers and we offer a wide range of options and specific
adaptations to meet customer needs.”