With the Davis summer season in full swing it was time to commence the main power house (MPH) shut down for summer 14/15. During this time we had to rely on ‘Bonnie’ and ‘Clyde’ (two older generators, located in the emergency powerhouse) to get us through the week. After some impressive load results the previous week they were ready to take over supplying our power whilst we gave the MPH some maintenance and some much needed upgrades.
With the knowledge and experience of having Josh F and Val P staying on for the summer we were all set for a quick shutdown. The old exhausts on genset one and four went and were replaced with two new custom exhausts courtesy of Seamus L. With a full team of electricians, plumbers, diesel mechanics and general trades, the shutdown was completed safely and efficiently five days later. There was a collective sigh of relief when the electrical supply was switched back from the EPH to the MPH. A good night’s sleep was had by all.