The historic mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, go hand-in-hand with the antique autos of the 1920s and 30s, evoking a luxury and class of coastal living and touring from a bygone era.
Newport’s Audrain Automobile Museum was established in 2014 to become one of the most highly regarded automotive museums in New England. It draws not only the local community but car enthusiasts everywhere. Its collection includes more than 160 of the rarest and most remarkable vehicles in history, and houses fully restored vehicles ranging from the beginning of the 20th Century to modern day.
The museum’s pre-war collection includes a 1929 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Brewster Ascot Phaeton and a 1930 Cord L29 Phaeton, among other classics. When preserving and displaying such a priceless collection, power outages are not an option. That is why, when the museum expanded recently, it turned to the classic brand in gas boosting equipment solutions — Spencer.
The vital climate control in the museum is critical and must be maintain during a power outage. Spencer’s technical team worked with the customer to install a GasCube natural gas booster skid package that serves to assist the building’s back-up generator if power goes out.
Typical GasCube operation boosts the street pressure of natural gas to a pressure that will overcome losses due to piping, equipment elevations, and other factors. However, in the case of the Audrain application, the customer requested an optional APC Smart-Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) be mounted and wired to a GasCube model SYS90261-MA-MOD skid. With this UPS option, there is instant protection from a momentary power interruption. The UPS enables the GasCube to come online and immediately boost the gas from the street to the back-up generator.
Climate control is not lost and the classic cars remain protected.
Flexibility for your project, with the reliability and quality you expect
We have not stopped innovating since we introduced our original hermetic gas boosters more than 40 years ago. Only the industry leader in air and gas handling equipment solutions can offer such variety in natural gas booster technology. Any way you boost it, you get the required level of natural gas pressure and Spencer’s legendary reliability and quality.