CPS were pleased to be selected to work on this project for renowned private health care provider, Spire Healthcare, with more than 40 locations across the UK, we are delighted that CPS has now joined their fleet.

This particular project was managed by a long-standing partner of CPS, E H Humphries Ltd, who were able to co-ordinate the project and additional requirements outside of the customer’s back up power requirements. EH Humphries were able to evaluate the customer’s needs, while CPS were brought in to not only manufacture and deliver the goods, but also to give first-hand knowledge and experience, as well as high-quality advice.


Firstly, we evaluated what was needed, after checking the power requirements, we recommended a combination of Perkins 1306A-E87TAG4 with Mecc Alte ECO38-3S/N Alternator, both Perkins and Mecc alte offer unrivaled quality and durability. The perfect combination for critical back-up power. The generator itself was to be controlled using a DSE7320 MKII control module, this was chosen to ensure it would be able to manage the capabilities of not only controlling the generator as required but that it could work seamlessly with the BMS system, sourced and supplied by E H Humphries. This interface was installed to alert the customer using 2 separate alarm signals; one to inform the BMS that power had failed and a second, to show the generator was ready to take over.

Once these technical requirements were achieved, we then looked at what else was required, installing a generator comes with much more consideration than you may initially expect!

The position of the generator on site was due to be close to a residential area and of course, close to the hospital, so reducing sound levels was key, we added additional soundproofing inside the weather proof canopy and ensured the enclosure was carefully constructed to not allow for any un-due sound to be released.

After this, we looked at the fuel tank size, as standard,CPS generators are supplied with an 8 hour internal fuel tank as a minimum standard, however, this was not to be sufficient for a busy working hospital,this was upgraded to 500L, allowing the customer to rest assured that the fuel capacity of the generator would be able to see them through a considerable amount of time with no mains power before having to re-fuel.

On completion of the set, the generator was load tested to 110% load and endured a vigorous quality assurance check and pre-delivery inspection before being dispatched to its final destination.

CPS later went to site to conduct the full commissioning,this ensure the position of the generator is correct and is going to allow for optimum air flow to keep the generator in prime working condition, as part of the commissioning, we also assess the installation to ensure this has been completed to a high standard and will again have no adverse effects on the running of the set.

Maintenance of such a generator is also important, CPSwere also able to include a maintenance kit to support the customer through itsfirst year of essential parts, including filters and belts.