The Royal Melbourne Hospital
The Royal Melbourne Hospital is a large public hospital with over 500 beds and a significant teaching component.
System Size2 x 100 Amp Active Harmonic Filters
Key EquipmentActive Harmonic Filter
While this project was completed some time ago, it is certainly one of our proudest. Working alongside our project partner, Quality Energy were instrumental in helping The Royal Melbourne Hospital return to the lifesaving work it is so well renown for.
The ProblemHarmonic interference was detected in close proximity to the ECG equipment in the new outpatient’s wing. This interference put the ECG test results into question and caused the ECG test area to be temporarily closed.
The ConsequencesPart of the hospital and an important patient service was closed.
The SolutionInitially, we carried out a power quality audit. We found that the ECG interference was coming from the main supply cable which carried a high level of third harmonic current. 2 x 100 amp Active Harmonic Filters were installed and programme
Hospitals more than anyone relay heavily on the quality of the power being delivered to their facility. High harmonics can play havoc with sensitive electrical equipment, so ensuring the safeguarding of the hospitals critical lifesaving equipment was the one and only goal.