Critical Protection Afforded at New East Jerash Wastewater Treatment Plant

Authorized Cummins distributor S.E.T.I. Jordan Ltd. provided the supply and assembly of the Cummins generator set and a specially designed aluminum container with motorized louvers to meet unique customer requirements at a brand-new wastewater treatment plant.
Authorized Cummins distributor S.E.T.I. Jordan Ltd. provided the supply and assembly of the Cummins generator set and a specially designed aluminum container with motorized louvers to meet unique customer requirements at a brand-new wastewater treatment plant.

The near-capacity East Jerash Wastewater Treatment Plant in Jordan recently underwent a complete replacement. The newly constructed plant will serve a greater capacity in Jerash city and is among several water infrastructure projects identified in the kingdom to address water shortage issues and population growth. 

When it came to specifying the critical protection power supply for the brand-new facility, the Water Authority of Jordan with contractor Hussein Atieh & Sons Co. – which has successfully executed in the last six decades several projects of varied and complex disciplines throughout the whole country of Jordan – turned to Cummins for its ability to meet unique requirements of project, such as container specs. The complete turnkey solution from Cummins’ distributor in Jordan – from supply, testing and commissioning to aftersales and service capabilities – meant the customer had the power of the Cummins global support network at its side.

A Cummins C2500D5A generator set provides 2,500 kVA of a reliable backup power for the utility. S.E.T.I. Jordan Ltd. provided the supply and assembly of the generator set and a specially designed, anti-corrosion aluminum enclosure with motorized louvers to withstand extreme conditions such as salt deposits. 

Special sizing for critical variable frequency drive (VFD) loads was calculated using Cummins GenSize™ tool. GenSize is Cummins' sizing software that allows project managers to easily determine the right Cummins generator set for the application by entering some basic project parameters and load information. The largest motors included in the total load are eight 200 hp blower motors powered by variable frequency drives. Other VFD loads include lighting, UPS loads, process equipment motors and other motors up to 15 hp.

When it came to delivering the power system to its final destination, this presented a challenge due to height restrictions on local roads. With that, Cummins distributor S.E.T.I. Jordan worked with the consultant to install the muffler outside the container to reduce the height, dismantle it during transportation and reinstall the muffler inside the container on site. 

This is just the latest in a portfolio of Cummins power system installations at water and wastewater treatment plants managed by the Water Authority of Jordan – a business partnership of 25 years and counting.

For more information on water treatment power solutions, visit cummins.com.
 

Anisha George

As a Marketing Communications Specialist, Anisha is part of the Africa Middle East ABO supporting marketing, communications and event management for power generation marketing. Anisha joined Cummins Middle East in 2009 to support the Administration team in a temporary role. She gained more industry experience working in the event management field before joining back in 2011. Her previous role in Cummins Middle East include Marketing Assistant where she supported special events and marketing activities. Anisha has a Bachelor’s degree specializing in Commerce & Marketing, followed by a diploma in Event Management & Innovative Marketing.

Panama Terminal Equipped with Cummins Wide-Ranging Power Solutions For Extreme Maritime Environment

Cummins Panama is providing prime, standby and mission-critical power to the port through six different projects, from backup power at the main substation to mobile power packs to keep refrigerated containers cold.
Cummins Panama is providing prime, standby and mission-critical power to the port through six different projects, from backup power at the main substation to mobile power packs to keep refrigerated containers cold.

PSA Panama International Terminal is located on the west side of the entrance to the Panama Canal by the Pacific shore, and started operations in 2010. 

The first phase is a 350-meter pier equipped with three rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) for Post Panamax ships and nine rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), with capacity of 450,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). The second phase has two decks, each 400 meters long, equipped with 12 RMGs and nine RTGs – additional portable cranes with reach of 24 wide containers to serve large container ships of 18,000 TEUs. The complex has a total capacity of 2.5 million TEUs annually.

Cummins Panama is providing prime, standby and mission-critical power to the port through six different projects:

  1. Two Cummins C2000D6 generators with an installed capacity of 4 MW, along with digital master control and fuel supply system, back up the main substation and serve as the prime power source when installed capacity is short due to large refrigerated containers in the yard.
  2. Two mobile power packs (1 x C400D6 and 1 x C450D6, enclosed in maritime containers) supply 40 refrigerated containers in the yard. Also, the design, supply and installation of fuel, sound attenuation and electrical panels was included.
  3. Seven C450D6 generators power the 280 refrigerated containers in the yard.
  4. QD12 mobile equipment feeds a mobile base radio that will improve the communications coverage in the container yards when they are full of containers.
  5. A C300D6 unit backs up the data center, an extremely critical area for port operation.
  6. A pair of C150D6 and C175D6 units back up the maritime operations programming of the port, another critical area that manages all port operations.

 

Intensive engineering was critical for this project’s success from concept and design through installation and commissioning. Control of the main substation loads was a key design parameter, as the load required both standby and prime operation depending on the demand and use. Switchgear is quite complex in the operation, and required full integration with the system to maximize efficiency in power load management.

The most important aspect of the project was integration with other vendors' power management systems, due to complex communications and protocols of the various switchgear and controls. The implementation of the digital power system was achieved using the last available technology in the field: the use of optical fiber communications, communication protocols and interfaces with the PLC, data management and power systems.

Other special considerations included delivering a power solution equipped for the extreme maritime environment – including dust, sand and wind – without compromising performance, and meeting stringent noise level requirements for port operators working nearby.

As a new customer, the port operator selected Cummins for its brand reputation in the local market through high-visibility projects; competitive price in the high-horsepower market; technical advice while developing solutions; proven experience in the development of medium-voltage projects and substation controls; turnkey package, offering engineering expertise, supply of equipment, installation, commissioning and aftersales service; and availability of emergency care 24/7 with a short response time.

The sales and project management team led by Country Manager Sheila Mock and Sales Manager Raul Dollander supported the project through the different phases.

For more information on power solutions for a wide range of applications, visit cummins.com

Fabiana Menezes

Fabiana is the Corporate Communications Specialist for Cummins Power Systems Latin America. She graduated in Journalism and has pursued a career in Corporate Communications with ten years' experience at multinational companies from different sectors. She joined the company in February, 2018. 

Twister: Tornado Preparedness is No Game

Tornado crossing field

On March 8, 2019, a rare and violent EF4 tornado touched down in Lee County, Alabama, killing 23 people, making it the deadliest tornado since 2013.

That was not the only tornado to touch down that day; there were reports of dozens of tornados touching down across the Southeast. While conditions ideal for tornado formation were forecast 24 hours earlier, residents of Lee County weren’t warned of an imminent threat until an hour before destruction was reported. 

Tornadoes can occur in all 50 U.S. states year-round, with peak tornado season running from spring through early summer.  In the spring, the clash of air masses creates a “weather battleground.” This happens when cold, dry air from Canada clashes with warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico. A frontal boundary divides the two air masses and acts as a focal point for thunderstorms. With the right ingredients, some storms become severe. When these storms have enough rotation, tornadoes can form. While a tornado as destructive as the one in Lee County is rare, it’s quick escalation from threat to disaster highlights the importance of having a tornado preparedness plan in place. 

First and foremost, identify your tornado safe room. The safest place you can be during a tornado is a tornado shelter or basement. If those are not available, go to the lowest level of your building and take shelter in an interior room without windows. Put as many walls between you and the outside as possible. If you live in a mobile home, locate a sturdy building ahead of time. If you work or live in a high-rise building, get to the lowest level possible and seek shelter in an interior room or hallway.  Here are some additional steps to take to ensure you, your family and your pets are prepared for a tornado.

  • Have a plan for all members of your family, including seniors, children, those with special needs and pets.
  • Store a portable disaster kit with essentials such as water and non-perishable food in your safe room.
  • Identify a family meeting place in the event you are separated.
  • Know the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning. A watch means the potential exists for a tornado and you should be prepared to take shelter, while a warning means a tornado is occurring or is expected to develop, and to take shelter immediately.
  • Know where the safe room(s) and/or hallway(s) are at work and school.
  • Keep leashes and carriers nearby so you can take your pets to your safe room.
  • To avoid being left without power following a storm, consider a home standby generator.

If you’re caught outside or driving…  

  • Pull over as soon as you safely can do so. If possible, park away from trees or anything else that could become flying debris. 
  • If there is a sturdy building nearby and you have time to safely get to shelter, seek shelter immediately.
  • If there is no shelter nearby, use your best judgment – you may either get out of the vehicle, lay flat on your stomach in a nearby ditch (away from anything that could become flying debris) and cover your head with your hands OR stay in your vehicle, get down as low as possible below the windows and dashboard and cover your head with your hands.
  • Remember, tornadoes are unpredictable, so please leave storm chasing to trained professionals. Don’t gamble with Mother Nature just to get a great photograph or video to post on social media.

Being prepared means knowing what to do before, during and after a tornado. To stay safe in the aftermath of a tornado…

  • Stay aware and get the latest updates from a NOAA Weather Radio, the Emergency Alert System and local authorities/media.
  • Use caution after a disaster. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants, work gloves and eye protection, if available.
  • If there is a lot of debris, use a mask or cover your mouth with a cloth or T-shirt to avoid breathing in smoke, dust and other harmful air particles.
  • Do not walk or drive through floodwaters.
  • Do not touch or try to move downed power or utility lines.
  • Do not enter damaged buildings unless you know they are safe.
  • If you are properly trained, provide first aid to those in need until paramedics arrive.
  • Text or use social media to contact loved ones rather than attempting a phone call. Phone systems may be down or busy after a disaster, so please save phone calls for emergencies.
  • If your property was damaged, contact your insurance company and be aware of insurance scammers.

To learn more, visit www.HomeGenerators.Cummins.com and follow @CherylNelsonTV.

Cheryl Nelson, Certified Broadcast Meteorologist

Cheryl Nelson

Cheryl Nelson is an Emmy-nominated and AP award-winning Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, TV Host, FEMA-Certified Instructor and Weather and Preparedness Advisor for Cummins. You can visit Cheryl’s website at www.CherylNelson.net and follow her on Twitter and Facebook @CherylNelsonTV. 

Cummins Quality Stands Tall For High-Rise Shopping Mall and Apartment Complex in Lahore

A 7 MW Cummins power system forms the standby power supply for the Goldcrest Mall & Residency in Lahore, Pakistan.
A 7 MW Cummins power system forms the standby power supply for the Goldcrest Mall & Residency in Lahore, Pakistan.

When a real estate firm developing a 1.3 million ft2 high-rise in Pakistan's vibrant city of Lahore required a reliable power supply backup, it turned to Cummins for its brand reputation synonymous with quality and holistic support from local authorized distributor Orient Energy Systems Pvt Ltd (OES).

A 7 MW Cummins power system forms the standby power supply for the mixed-use complex known as Goldcrest Mall & Residency, which has two floors of shopping, two floors of entertainment and 10 floors of contemporary residential apartments. With property high in demand, DHA Lahore and Giga Group through their joint venture Mazyood Giga DHA Lahore Emerald Ltd. teamed up on this development to cater to Pakistan’s elite. Lahore is known as Pakistan’s education capital and is also the center of the entertainment industry.

With continuous follow-up from start to finish and the highest-quality product at the best price, Cummins delivered a standby power system consisting of three generator sets (1 X C900D5, 3 X C1675D5 and 1 X C2250D5). Advanced control systems and less fuel consumption save the customer both time and money.

Cummins was also selected as the standby power supplier for the DHA Business Hub, the first of its kind in Lahore.

Anisha George

As a Marketing Communications Specialist, Anisha is part of the Africa Middle East ABO supporting marketing, communications and event management for power generation marketing. Anisha joined Cummins Middle East in 2009 to support the Administration team in a temporary role. She gained more industry experience working in the event management field before joining back in 2011. Her previous role in Cummins Middle East include Marketing Assistant where she supported special events and marketing activities. Anisha has a Bachelor’s degree specializing in Commerce & Marketing, followed by a diploma in Event Management & Innovative Marketing.

Vodafone’s Office in Turkey Supplied with Pair of Cummins Generator Sets Operating in Parallel

As space was limited due to the building design, the two containerized Cummins C2250 D5 units were installed with one placed on top of the other outside the building of Vodafone’s Ankara, Turkey office.
As space was limited due to the building design, the two containerized Cummins C2250 D5 units were installed with one placed on top of the other outside the building of Vodafone’s Ankara, Turkey office.

Turkey’s capital city of Ankara is also home to the local headquarters of Vodafone. With more than 500 million customers worldwide, Vodafone is one of the largest telecommunication service providers in Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and is also one of the top providers in Turkey. Headquartered in London, Vodafone has local offices in Ankara along with Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul.

Cummins Turkey provided two Cummins C2250 D5 generator sets for the first and second phases of Vodafone’s office remodel project in Ankara, providing 4,500 kVA of standby power to meet additional power requirements of the building project. As space was limited due to the building design, the two containerized units were installed with one placed on top of the other outside the building. The generator sets operate in parallel. Depending on the situation of the load, one of them stays open as they are synchronized.

The Ankara office includes administrative services and a customer service center for the Central Anatolia region, which is Turkey’s second largest region and situated in the center of the country.

Authorized service and sales dealer AET assisted with each step of the project, from sales to installation and commissioning. A solid relationship established between Cummins and the contracting firm from previous business played an important part in continuing the partnership with this Ankara office project. 
 

Adam Sidders Marketing Communications Leader Power Systems

Adam Sidders

Adam Sidders is the Marketing Communications Leader for the Power Systems Business Unit of Cummins Inc. Prior to joining Cummins in 2012 Adam worked in Financial Services for Europe’s largest independently owned insurer as their Marketing and Communications Manager. [email protected]

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