Welland Power based in Spalding, South Lincolnshire have started a new partnership with another local company AcoustaVent. From now on, all canopied diesel generator sets will include the AcoustaVent products.
AcoustaVent is a brand which specialises in making durable plastic vents that have been designed to maximise the airflow through them whilst simultaneously restricting the sound that can pass through them.
Welland Power were looking for a new air inlet system for their canopied generators which would allow an efficient intake of air for the engine whilst limiting the noise that passes through it to the outside world.
Canopied generator sets are designed to reduce the noise as much as possible from the engine and alternator so that it does not disturb its surrounding areas however they still need intakes so the air can pass through to the engine.
Welland Power worked alongside AcoustaVent to work out how many vents would be needed for each different sized canopied set. The data showed them what the pressure loss would be for a given value of airflow and how that would change if more AcoustaVents were used in parallel. This ensured Welland would be using the optimal amount of vents for each generator set.
When the AcoustaVents arrived, Welland were impressed with how quick and easy the AcoustaVents were to install into their canopied sets. The vents fitted perfectly into the canopies and the innovative clip design means that the vents were safely secured.
Charlie Farrow, the Managing Director of Welland Power said ‘The AcoustaVent has an original design which has obviously been manufactured to a high professional standard’.
Mr Farrow went on to praise the efficiency of the AcoustaVent, ‘The AcoustaVent has a very efficient design and the noise reductions compared to our previous air intake system is massively noticeable’.
Welland Power believe that this is the step in the right direction to improve sound attenuation, durability and air flow through their canopied diesel generator sets.
The first canopied diesel generator sets using the new technology have been coming off the production line in recent weeks and customers have been happy with the advancement in technology.
The vents slot into the laser cut panels onto the side of the generators allowing for quick and easy instalment which has meant that production times through Welland Power’s factory have been sped up massively.
Welland Power and AcoustaVent plan to continue their joint venture and are already looking into other products that could be designed and manufactured for use in a diesel generator set to help and improve the efficiency and reliability of the generator sets.