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PCH Upgrades Emergency Power System

PCH Upgrades Emergency Power System

April 12th, 2017

A new generator arrived to Pana Community Hospital last week as work continues on upgrading the emergency power needs at the hospital.  The generator arrived in the early morning hours on a large semi-truck.  A large crane was used to place the generator on a newly formed concrete pad.  The crane also lifted three automatic transfer switches and placed them in the mechanical equipment room located on the hospital’s rooftop.  The work is coordinated and performed by O’Shea Builders and Senergy Electric.

Hospitals are required to maintain and update power to critical and life safety services and maintain power to these services in case there is an outage.  The existing generators were built in 1963 and 1975.  The new generator was manufactured specifically for Pana Community Hospital by Caterpillar.