A world-leading human genome research facility in the UK has installed three diesel gensets from Dieselec Thistle Generators for backup power.

The Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridge includes research facilities, staff buildings and a data centre.

The three 1375 kVA gensets were installed on a tight schedule at the 125-acre campus, Dieselec said, and there were several challenges involved with the project.

According to the company, the campus features an ‘unconventional’ generator room with a side air inlet and restricted space. The specification required special features including advance controls due to all three sets being synchronised together and then ultimately with the mains power supply; a large fuel transfer system with redundancy; low level attenuation to reduce noise level to 75 dBA at 1 metre, and an exhaust flue extended 32 to the atmosphere.

The complete installed system was tested using portable load banks and building load, Dieselec said.