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PEACH Unit Saves New Hampshire State Fire Marshal Valuable Resources at NASCAR Race
The New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s office saved valuable emergency response resources using the state’s PEACH unit to climate control a large tent set up as a cooling center during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at the NH Motor Speedway.
PEACH stands for “Packaged Electric Air Conditioning and Heat” and is a trailer-mounted unit containing a generator, an air conditioner, a heater and other emergency response essentials. In an unsolicited email received by PEACH manufacturer On Site Manufacturing, Deputy State Fire Marshal Robert Farley recounted the resource savings the PEACH provided.
The race was held on July 14, 2013 with a high temperature that day of 93°F. A dew point of 70°F added to the heat’s discomfort. The PEACH was ducted to a 40’ x 80’ hospitality tent provided by the Speedway. With about 120,000 NASCAR fans attending the race, people suffering from the hot and muggy conditions began using the cooling center before the race started. “Many patients were treated in the tent,” reported Farley, “and at one time the peak occupancy was seventeen patients. The PEACH worked remarkably and dropped the temperature and humidity significantly inside the tent.”
After the race, Farley spoke with the Speedway’s Director of Operations and was informed that it was after 2 p.m. before an ambulance was needed to transport a patient off property. “Normally, the ambulance resources peak around noon,” said Farley, “The cooling center allowed more patients to stay on the premises which meant more income for the track and decreased used of ambulances.”
The use of the PEACH was so successful, the Speedway asked the Fire Marshal’s Office to return with it for future races. The Speedway also offered to assist with enhancing the PEACH to make it even more versatile.
On Site Manufacturing, Inc. (OSMI), headquartered in Austin, IN, is centrally located between Louisville, Indianapolis and Cincinnati, and serves a very broad market with temperature control and power generation equipment. Included in their product line are THERMOCLAVE pest eradication heaters and the PEACH Mobile Utility System. PEACH stands for Packaged Electric, Air Conditioning and Heating and was the first product manufactured by OSMI in 2007.
The THERMOCLAVE product line was created to offer a better heater for pest eradication, specifically bed bugs. The heaters are designed to treat small to industrial-sized areas – from vehicles to food storage facilities.
In addition to the products above, OSMI also manufactures Compact Industrial Heaters and Compact Industrial Air Handlers. Both are designed with an emphasis on reliability, portability, and maneuverability – important in the equipment rental industry. OSMI also provides temporary power solutions for planned or emergency situations. For more information, visit OnSiteMfg.com.