Power failure prompts supply of standby power

Shenton Group, standby power generator
Learning from experience — Plantronics now has a standby-power system supplied by Shenton Group.

The experience of a power failure prompted Plantronics of Wootton Bassett to install a power-support system to ensure the reliability and continuity of power to its data centre. Shenton Group won the project in competitive tender to provide a complete turnkey solution that included generator, installation work, commissioning and ongoing service and maintenance.

Plantronics has been at the forefront of the headset revolution since 1961 when two airline pilots invented an alternative to the conventional headsets of commercial aviation. The company’s products are used in virtually every area of modern life — from pilots, astronauts and emergency workers to call centres, in the street and around the home.

Plantronics depends on reliable power for all its communication, such as telephone and ICT, so protecting the data centre and its air-conditioning system against power outages was crucial to avoid detrimental effects on the running of the company.

Shenton Group specified a 110 kVA generator and a 200 A AMF changeover panel. The generator is on a concrete base supplied by Shenton and enclosed in a security cage.

The generator was supplied with an SNMP adaptor, weatherproof super-silent canopy and equipped with integral fuel tank.

Plantronics has also contracted with Shenton Group to supply its Powercare24 services, which is free for the first year.

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