Algona IA (SPX) Sep 02, 2009
Every minute has a life attached to it when you're a healthcare provider. That's why hospitals safeguard themselves from seasonal storms with diesel-powered backup generators.
Unfortunately, most backup power systems only keep hospitals up and running for a limited time or at partial power and still leave critical care doctors wondering if the hospital will have what it takes until the crisis has passed.
That concern has been erased for many hospital systems in the hurricane region thanks to a proven solution from American Power Group. APG's dual fuel application - which includes displacing up to 67 percent of the needed diesel with natural gas - enables hospitals to operate at full speed over 300 percent longer than traditional diesel-only operated systems.
APG's dual fuel technology offers the perfect combination of diesel and natural gas. The use of natural gas not only cuts down on the amount of diesel needed to be stored on site, but also eliminates the risk that occurs when diesel deliveries are blocked by hurricane disasters.
Dual fuel enables hospitals to more than triple their backup diesel fuel running time while operating a cleaner and more economically sound generator system.
A typical hospital, for instance, may store enough diesel to keep its operations up and running for 2-3 days. But with dual fuel, that amount can extend the use of the diesel up to 6-9 days. It's an amazing difference when power is a matter of life or death.
"Our extended power solution means doctors and nurses can stay focused on what they do best: practicing medicine at the capacity it takes to save lives and make patients better," says Rick Kremer, VP Sales and Marketing of APG.
"Hurricane season is here. It's not a matter of if a storm hits, but when. We just want to make sure hospitals have what it takes to weather a storm no matter how long their surrounding communities remain in the dark.
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