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STAND-BY INMESOL energy in a water tower in Lower Austria

A generator set model II-066 has recently been installed in a water tower in Lower Austria.

Austria is a country rich in water resources that uses water distribution systems with the most modern technology on the market.

Picture by Paul Gilmore. Piburger See, Austria
Picture by Paul Gilmore. Piburger See, Austria

Although the country’s relief is mainly mountainous due to the expanse covered by the eastern Alps, the states of Vienna, Lower Austria, and Burgenland are mostly plains.

The lack of natural terrain elevations makes it necessary to build water towers to store large amounts of water at a height suitable for pressurising distribution systems.

Picture by Igor Ovsyannykov. Torre de agua masiva
Picture by Igor Ovsyannykov. Torre de agua masiva

These gigantic water reservoirs maintain a constant pressure in the distribution systems, either for domestic consumption (drinking water), for industrial consumption, or to store emergency water for fire protection (non-drinking water).

As they are raised reservoirs, the towers can supply water even during power outages, as they have potential energy produced by the water elevation that is used to push it through domestic and industrial distribution systems. However, the supply cannot last for long without power, as a pump is usually required to refill the tower.

The tower also acts as a reservoir to help provide water during peak usage times that are typically during daytime hours. The water level in the tower usually drops during these peak hours, and then a pump fills it during the night.

For this reason, it is necessary to use a stand-by generator set to ensure the supply of electricity to the pumps that fill the water tower.

A generator set model II-066 has recently been installed in a water tower in Lower Austria.

INMESOL generator set model II-066 arriving to be installed next to the Water Tower
INMESOL generator set model II-066 arriving to be installed next to the Water Tower

The level of environmental awareness that characterises this region is reflected in the generator set chosen for this application;

  • Generator set with a high level of soundproofing and an extra muffler that considerably reduces noise emissions.
  • STAGE 3A engine, which ensures minimum environmental impact due to gas emissions.
  • Panel with parallel synchronisation with the mains, so that when it is restored in the event of a power failure, there is no power outage between the generator set and the mains.