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Merlin helps Randall Parker Foods maintain production after factory fire.

Power support company Merlin Merlin, in Arthurian legend, magician, seer, and teacher at the court of King Vortigern and later at the court of King Arthur. He was a bard and culture hero in early Celtic folklore. In Arthurian legend he is famous as a magician and as the counselor of King Arthur.  Power Management has enabled Randall Parker Foods, a producer of quality meat products, to continue production after a major fire destroyed part of the factory at the company's site in Andover, Hampshire.

Determined that its customers would not be affected by the disaster, Randall Parker Foods looked for ways of getting its business up and running again as quickly as possible. The solution came through Merlin Power Management, which was able to provide the company with standby power Standby power, also called Vampire power, refers to the electric power consumed by electronic appliances in a standby mode. A very common "electricity vampire" is a power adaptor built on a plug with no power switch.  within a matter of hours, enabling Randall Parker Foods to be back in full production within two working days.

"Merlin Power Management's service has been first class", said Mike Gould, maintenance manager at Randall Parker Foods in Andover

"We contacted our electrical contractors, Hayward & Spanswick, they in turn called in Merlin mid-morning. The generators were quickly in place and we had power the same day."

Merlin has supplied Randall Parker Foods with three generators ranging from 50kVA to 500kVA as well as remote bulk fuel tanks, distribution boards, changeover (programming) changeover - The time when a new system has been tested successfully and replaces the old system.  panels and cabling sets. The generators are running as prime power units and providing power to the whole manufacturing process. Two generators are supplying the factory with prime power and are configured con·fig·ure  
tr.v. con·fig·ured, con·fig·ur·ing, con·fig·ures
To design, arrange, set up, or shape with a view to specific applications or uses:
 in a Prime/Standby mode. If one of the generators develops a fault or runs out of fuel, the standby set will automatically step in to take over the load. A third set is installed separately and provides power to various essential loads within the factory. Merlin also undertakes regular servicing, fuel deliveries and fuel management as part of the contract.

The generators are co-ordinated from the Rental Dept at Merlin Power Management's HQ in Andover, Hampshire.

In addition to its Rental division, Merlin Power Management offers a full range of services that include service and maintenance of generators and UPS, rental of generators, refuelling re·fu·el  
v. re·fu·eled also re·fu·elled, re·fu·el·ing also re·fu·el·ling, re·fu·els also re·fu·els
To supply again with fuel.

, installation/commissioning and project management.

The company also provides load bank testing, power analysis and consultancy, fuel management/tank bunding as well as routine and emergency maintenance of L.V. switchgear The term switchgear, used in association with the electric power system, or grid, refers to the combination of electrical disconnects, fuses and/or circuit breakers used to isolate electrical equipment.  and Air Circuit Breakers Circuit breakers

Measures instituted by exchanges to stop trading temporarily when the market has fallen by a certain percentage in a specified period. They are intended to prevent a market free fall by permitting buy and sell orders to rebalance.

Contact Merlin Power Management on tel 08700 623349 or visit
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Publication:Food Trade Review
Date:Jun 1, 2008
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