Harsh Environment / Remote Locations

The 16,000-pound base self-supports the tower, even in winds up to 100 miles per hour. The towers often need to be deployed quickly, so Tower Solutions has designed the base with integrated outriggers and guy wires, so there is no need for ground penetration.

for redundancy. Whenever the batteries run low, it kicks one of the generators on to charge the batteries.

“The hybrid system goes to the tower control system to distribute the power, so we have to

Due to the mobile nature and extreme operating environments, Tower Solutions also needed to ensure vibration-tight connections that would not come loose.

MANY CONNECTIONS WITHIN THE SYSTEM Because of their remote locations, the towers require standalone power generation and control systems. The large trailer supports a high-capacity lithium-ion battery system, which, when coupled with generators and solar panels, requires refueling only every 45 days or more. All of these systems need to be interconnected. “There’s a hybrid energy system, which is battery storage,” explained David Hall of Hallfield Controls, the engineering firm that assisted with the electrical side of the system. “The system is designed to run as a standalone, so they have two diesel generators

connect the two generators to one hybrid system. We also have to connect that hybrid system to the tower control system, and then the tower control system provides power to the customer. “Today, they run liquid-tight conduit between all the components on the trailer,” said Hall. There are seven liquid-tight conduits per tower. “They pull wires and then terminate all of those wires.” HIGHER OUTPUT REQUIRED FASTER BUT HEAVY-DUTY CONNECTORS In the past, Tower Solutions focused on smaller projects, but it recently won a contract that requires


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