PSI’s facility in Darien, Wis., (3PI) recently shipped its first 32-liter engine. The client is Power Secure, a North Carolina-based energy solutions provider who will test the engine in several applications before determining the number of future units it needs from PSI. In addition to building the engine’s base frame, radiator, engine and alternator, the team in the Darien facility built up the unit with jacket water heaters, an oil level valve kit and a battery kit.
Before production, the Darien team assisted PSI’s APD and Genset Engineering groups by testing a 32-liter containerized endurance unit for nearly a year. The facility also assisted in testing and proving out a 32-liter pre-production unit. Lessons learned from these experiences were shared across the facility’s engineering, manufacturing and shop departments to make the best product possible.
The 200,000-square-foot Darien facility specializes in engineering, designing and manufacturing complete, custom-designed integrated power generation packages for a wide variety of applications and markets. The ISO 9001-certified facility boasts a 100-ton lifting capacity and includes fabrication; welding; painting; punching, sawing, shearing, drilling, forming, burning, sandblasting, plasma and laser cutting; and mechanical and electrical controls assembly. In addition, the facility offers complete off-grid and grid-connected testing of gas or diesel power generation systems to ensure products meet customer requirements.
PowerSecure is a leading provider of innovative energy solutions to electric utilities that serve industrial, institutional and commercial customers. The company has installed and controls more than 1,500 MW of distributed generation systems across the United States.