Bladon MTG transforms Telecom tower site in Durban

Bladon MTG transforms Telecom tower site in Durban

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We would like to share with you a recent story from Bladon’s African partner, which highlights some of the commercial and technical benefits of using the Bladon Micro Turbine genset.

When we talk to our customers about what the Bladon MTG12 offers their business, we typically hear the same things. They love how much money they save thanks to the longer service intervals and need for fewer site visits;  the fact that they don’t have to use any oil or liquid coolant, and that the fuel flexibility allows them to mix fuels which makes the MTG more secure and cheaper to run.

We also hear about the reduced environmental impact with its low emission and low-noise pollution levels…..especially when customers see an MTG running first hand. Then they realise that when the MTG is running it truly sounds and smells different, especially if they have been exposed to traditional diesel gensets in the past.  An experience one of our customers had recently shows that the Bladon MTG’s advantages in this area can be crucial in certain environments.

At a particularly leafy and off-grid residential telecom site in Durban, the client needs to run a diesel genset 24 hours a day to keep its telecoms tower supplied with reliable power. Because of the noise, smell and emissions from that machine, they faced repeated and ongoing complaints from the site’s neighbours, to the extent that they were at risk of losing the site altogether.

To address this, Bladon, together with our African partner, provided them with a brand new MTG12 at short notice to replace the existing diesel genset. The MTG12 is the quietest genset on the market, emitting less than 65dB from a distance of one metre. Because of the microturbine engine, it also produces incredibly low vibration. It is also a much cleaner and greener when running, as the world’s first EURO V Compliant 12kW diesel genset.

The MTG12 is one of the few gensets on the market that is actually designed to operate with a reduced environmental impact, which can be more beneficial than businesses may at first realise. Compared to a traditional 15kVA diesel genset, the MTG delivers almost a 80% reduction in CO emissions, and 60% in NOx emissions. 

This translates to a significantly lower carbon footprint for a mobile network or tower operator with 1,000s of towers to manage.

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