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Grande Prairie Inn in Northern Alberta Province Protects Guests and Data
Semptember 6, 2007
Hotel managers awakened in the early morning hours to news of an explosion, fire or power outage are unlikely to think first of saving the hotel's AS400 information system or retrieving computer data tapes from the safe. Evacuating guests and employees is paramount to them. Disaster plans put the safety of people first. Nevertheless, loss of information technology (IT) functions can plunge any company into operational disarray, triggering revenue losses and negative publicity that may take years to overcome. Technology systems rendered inoperable in one location can ripple through an entire hotel organization, forcing the company to fall back on manual operations.
To be ready for any major outage is one reason why Grande Prairie Inn in Grande Prairie Canada is underway with the installation of a back-up power system using two Baldor Gaseous Liquid Cooled (GLC) generators—one for each tower. Grande Prairie, a city with 50,000 residents, is located about 300 miles northwest of the Baldor District Office in Edmonton, Alberta. Grande Prairie receives about 60 to 70 inches of snow annually.
Rob Van Bavel, Edmonton District Office Manager sent photos of the units being placed high on the roof of the Grande Prairie Inn. Units were recently delivered to GPR Industries (1992) LTD in Grande Prairie, a Baldor generator distributor. The generators are rated at 50kW each and use natural gas as the fuel source.
The need for disaster recovery and generator back up systems cannot be overstated, particularly in areas with potential for destructive weather. Hotel properties and other types of hospitality centers know that reservations, property management and communications systems must be operational at all times for the safety of their guests and employees.
About Baldor Generators
Baldor manufactures portable gasoline generators from 1.1kW to 11kW, diesel standby/prime gensets 30kW to 2,000kW, gaseous gensets GLC/custom from 10kW to 880kw, alternators from 3kW to 200kW and 6kW light towers. Products are manufactured in a state-of-the art facility complete with voltage testing capability to 7.2KV and load testing capability to 2MW. To ensure that Baldor generators live up to the Baldor reputation for reliability and durability all products undergo a final 15-minute full load test.