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Emergency Service in the Blink of an Eye: American Spot Cooling and Power Rental Swiftly Restors Cooling at Shipment Facility

Kaitlyn Plasse - Friday, November 08, 2019

Considering the massive population of a highly developed planet as well as the widespread presence of online shopping among American consumers, it’s no surprise that shipment facilities are known to be hectic, where the nonstop work can be crippled by any delay. One such facility in Boston faced potential disaster when their water cooling system broke down the weekend after Independence Day. Their chiller system consisted of two distinct halves. One half of newly installed chillers that were not yet ready for use, and the other half was a chiller from 1975 that was on its last breath. When the old chiller broke down, the facility called American Spot Cooling and Power Rental for emergency service, and a representative arrived on site Sunday morning.

The representative determined that the old chiller had about 800 tons of cooling power, and then presented an engineered solution to the facility. With a 4:00pm approval of the rental agreement, the equipment was delivered by 6:30pm. Because of the immediate demand for cooling, four nearby 200-ton chillers were used, as opposed to waiting for a larger unit from other branches around the country. Otherwise, hundreds of employees would risk overheating at work and the facility would face a shutdown until cooling was restored. The permanent chiller system used 13,000 volts, so rental generators were also supplied to power the rental chillers. A 1000 kW unit and a 500 kW unit thus accompanied the chillers, and the equipment was installed overnight; within 12 hours of delivery the temporary cooling system was up and running.

Three technicians, a service manager, and an operations manager facilitated the install. They made sure to take extra safety precautions on the job, such as craning equipment and running 1000 feet of hose to the rooftop mechanical room. A mechanical contractor was then hired to remove the piping from the broken chiller, then to tie in the rental chillers to the system. After the installation was complete a technician made daily onsite inspections of temperature and liquid flow, until the facility could finish installing their new permanent system. Once the new chillers ran without fail for 24 hours, American Spot Cooling and Power Rental was able to pull out their temporary cooling and power equipment.

By Sebastian Kopacz

American Spot Cooling Provides a Fundraiser with Consistent Cooling Year After Year

Stefani Soucy - Monday, July 01, 2019

Each year, one grocery distributor hosts a charity event for the Special Olympics, where proceeds are donated to the organization. The year end festivity for the fundraiser features many different attractions, such as a car show, chili cook-off, petting zoo, and amusement rides. Most importantly, the event takes an opportunity to honor Special Olympic athletes, both in attendance and not. 

For each year’s event, American Spot Cooling and Power Rental is called upon to consistently provide the festivity with rental air conditioning and power. With a total of about 60,000 square feet of tented area, ASCAPR keeps the events going and the attendees feeling comfortable. Between all of the tents there are 21 25-ton rental air conditioners installed over the course of three to five days, along with several hundred kilowatts of power from multiple rental generators. Throughout the duration of the event, technicians monitor and maintain the equipment to keep attendees cool and happy. 

This is one of ASCAPR’s most important (and favorite) yearly events. Not only do we demonstrate our ability to provide rental cooling and power service to an event type application, but we also get to help support the Special Olympics and show appreciation for its athletes.

With Great (Rental) Power Comes Great Responsibility: How American Power Rental Helped Prevent Service Interruptions of a Major Gas Pipeline

Stefani Soucy - Tuesday, May 28, 2019

When a company was faced with the constraints of two new pump stations hundreds of miles apart, one gas line, and no room for interruption of pump service they reached out to American Power Rental hoping to find a solution. They had finished constructing their gas pipeline pumps ahead of schedule, and needed a temporary power supply until local utilities could install a permanent source of power to the stations. Fortunately American Power Rental excels at thinking outside the box and was able to engineer a turn-key solution that fit the exact needs of this company.

After days of planning, American Power Rental facilitated the set up of two job sites simultaneously. Using an eight person team, consisting of our most experienced technicians, management, and engineers, each site was built without a glitch.

At each site, technicians installed five (5) paralleled generators, each rated at two (2) megawatts, providing a total of eight (8) megawatts of primary power with two (2) megawatts on standby. The rental generators were supplied by onsite rental fuel tanks with a 3 day run capacity, and both the generators and fuel tanks were protected by containment berms. Several miles of camlock cable brought the power through a 3,000 amp disconnect to a pair of step up rental transformers, where the 480 volt line was converted into the 4,160 volts needed to power the gas pumps.

Although this is a temporary setup, the pump stations are expected to utilize the rental power distribution for months and American Power Rental will continue to provide service to these sites as long as necessary. Technicians will monitor and maintain the sites 24 hours a day, and their onsite expertise will provide uninterrupted liquid gas pumping until local utilities can establish stable line power.

Concrete Curing Solutions in Florida

Stefani Soucy - Friday, August 10, 2018
When a customer called early in the morning with a problem that needed to be solved quickly, the American Spot Cooling and Power Rental team was ready to roll. The problem was that the concrete the customer was pouring was out of specs due to being too high in temperature. We arrived on site within the hour of the call, assessed the situation, and calculated a solution. We then were able to get equipment on site within the same day and operational the following day. The ASC/APR team utilized a 60 ton chiller along with taps that the customer installed on his tank, allowing the concrete to be within specifications and the customer to continue performing their work.
Call American Spot Cooling and Power Rental for all of your rental temperature control and power generation needs- you can rely on us! 



Emergency Chiller Rental

Stefani Soucy - Tuesday, April 24, 2018

American Spot Cooling received a phone call from a large regional hospital on the east coast of Florida that was experiencing mechanical failures to multiple chillers through out the facility causing the chilled water temperature in the building to rise. Although a competitor of American Spot Cooling and Power Rental had promised a rental chiller they suddenly couldn’t deliver at the last minute. Fortunately, our Florida sales representative was able to line up a 400 ton air cooled chiller right away, and within 6 hours of the initial call the hospital was back up and running - despite the space constraints calling for tight positioning of the chiller and space to run hose without blocking hospital egress.


  


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