Saturday, 24 November 2018
Sunday, 22 December 2013
Hillstone will be showing on stand G85 at DataCentreWorld in London 26-27 February 2014.
Over the past five years we have expanded our products and services that are common for the datacenters industry.
DCW will give the perfect platform to showcase Loadbanks, IST Commissioning and Validation, 11KV to 33KV design, training and consultancy, CFD, energy audits and are now all available under from Hillstone and key strategic partners.
Recent load bank projects & IST commissioning projects have been delivered in UK, Europe & the Middle East for Telecity, Volkswagen, BBC, DU, Mobily, UPTime Institute.
Friday, 15 November 2013
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Thursday, 7 February 2013
Hillstone Middle East will be on stand: S2G55 in the Sheikh Saeed Halls
- United Arab Emirates
- Air circulating Devices > Humidity Sensors
- Energy storage Devices & Connectivity products > Batteries
- Energy storage Devices & Connectivity products > Battery Chargers
- Engineering Consultancy Services > Engineering Services
- Heat transfer systems > Air Conditioning
- Heat transfer systems > Chillers
- Heat transfer systems > Heat Exchangers
- Power Distribution Systems > Earth Leakage detection and Protection
- Power Distribution Systems > Low - voltage equipment
- Power Distribution Systems > Reactors
- Power Electronics > Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems
- Power Factor Correction Equipment > Load Banks
- Power Generation > Generators
- PV B.O.S. Components > Batteries
Saturday, 15 December 2012
White Paper#1 Datacenter IST Commissioning, issued Dec 2012 http://goo.gl/31TFO
Load banks used for IST Datacenters http://www.hillstone.co.uk/datacentre_loadbank_A4.pdf
November 2012 World in Power magazine on using load banks in datacenter commissioning: http://hillstone.co.uk/IST_datacenter_press_release.pdf
February 2011 Electrical Review magazine article on cloud based need for testing datacenters
Server simulator load bank HAC230-6RM and HTM-20 mini tower http://www.hillstone.co.uk/HAC230-6RM.pdf
Online Movies and Presentations
IST video produced by our partners - Nixen in Poland
Company profile including datacenter testing with load banks http://www.hillstone.co.uk/Hillstone_loadbank.pdf
Hillstone load bank presentation with datacenter services http://www.hillstone.co.uk/datacentre_IST_loadbanks.mov
UK: Tel +44 (0)161763 3100 Mob 00447774 752 858 Email: UK Loadbank Sales
Monday, 3 December 2012
Hillstone will be attending again at the Middle East Electricity 2013 exhibition in Dubai.
Our stand will show case our range of loadbanks including:
- 19" rack mounted server simulators,
- DC load banks with PC discharge software and
- AC load banks including:
- auto load shedding and
- portable UPS / Genset testing units that interface with our LoadView datalogging software
Friday, 23 November 2012
The following IST datacenter blog is issued from the published article in the November 2012 addition of World in Power magazine.
Prior to the Integrated System Testing phase of the comissioning of a datacentre, the suppliers of individual M+E equipment, such as gen-sets, UPS, HVAC Systems, may well have already completed specific commissioning on their own systems, explains Hillstone’s Paul Smethurst.
Prior to the IST, the suppliers of individual M+E equipment, such as gensets, UPS, and HVAC may well have already completed specific commissioning on their own systems.
Paul Smethurst explains: “Hillstone’s range includes specifically-designed server simulation rack-mounted loadbanks plus high- powered loadbanks for UPS, generator and battery testing.”
To date, the company has supported IST projects for customers such as:
For further information please contact Paul Smethurst via:
UAE: Tel +971 (0) 4 255 9355 Mob 00971 503690433 Dubai loadbank sales
UK: Tel +44(0) 161763 3100 Mob 00447774 752 858 UK Loadbank sales
Sunday, 28 October 2012
iHHC-2The NEW iHCC-2 from Hillstone is a robust intelligent loadbank controller, that allows common connection of multiple load banks.
OperationThe controller allows "on the fly" setting and selection of the required load.
The load can be quickly set from 0 to max load via 3 robust push buttons: x1 x10 x100.
The operator can also make fine adjustment in 1kw steps in real time via up down increment and decrement buttons.
FeaturesThe iHHC-2 allows for parallel control of up to 8 load banks.
When multiple load banks are connected in a daisy chain loop, the single controller will control all the load banks.
Feature Upon initial start up of the load bank the display on the controller of the maximum available kw.
Feature THe NEW iHHC-2 uses a 4 line LCD display with high illumination showing 4 digit KW readings.
Feature The LCD supports an 270o viewing angle and allows viewing even in bright sunlight.
Feature The NEW iHHC-2 is compatible with the the 2 types of AC loadbanks models in the product range.
(i) The standard loadbank displays the default load values at 415V to always be displayed
(ii) The enhanced real time load display on the iHHC2 incorporates panel mounted power meter fitted to the load bank. This display the actual load values on the generator or UPS system on the iHHC2.
Existing Customers hand held upgrades
For customers that have the old iHHC controller we can offer an low cost hardware upgrade to the new iHHC2.
We only require customers to supply the M36 serial number of the purchased load bank and we will arrange collection and replacement.
Please contact: www.hillstone.co.uk
UAE: Tel +971 (0) 4 255 9355 firstname.lastname@example.org
UK: Tel +44 (0) 161 763 3100 email@example.com
Thursday, 12 April 2012
The location address for the new Dubai offices are available on google maps
PO Box 61574, Dubai
Office #107, Corner City Building, Near Coca-Cola office, Al Badia-Festival City, Dubai, UAE
Tel - +971 (0) 42559355
Fax - +971 (0) 42514593
Hillstone MET operate under a Commercial License for sales and rental service for Hillstone Loadbanks UK.
Monday, 9 April 2012
Hillstone MET will be able to offer equipment annual service contracts both on site and at customers facilities
Additional services will include training courses on our suite of software from our offices.
For further information please contact Mr Paul Smethurst - 00971 503690433
Hillstone Middle East Trading is now officially open for business!
Based in Dubai, UAE - Hillstone MET, has been issued a trading and service licence to allow the sale of load banks on behalf of Hillstone Products Ltd - UK and also to operate a load bank rental fleet.
Hillstone MET will also provide professional services for testing and commissioning as part of mechanical and electrical Integrated System Testing, commonly delivered to the Datacenter industry
The registered office is located at Office #107, Corner City Building, Near to Coca-Cola Offices, Al Badia/Festival City, Dubai, UAE.
Friday, 6 January 2012
Sunday, 27 November 2011
Stand ZH19 will host Hillstone loadbanks and the new commissioning and high voltage testing services
Hillstone will for the first time finally exhibit at the Middle East Electricity Show in Dubai on 7-9th February 2012.
The show will be the ideal platform to show case our established UAE hire fleet and our expansion into load bank manufacture in Dubai.
We have also created a datacenter division which is focused on integrated system testing, commissioning and high voltage services.
The show will also be used by our Middle East partners to engage and develop new & existing customers opportunities and potentials.
Sunday, 30 October 2011
Friday, 26 August 2011
Comments Neal: "This appointment is a new challenge for me in a field where I have worked for most of my professional life. Today's load banks - in particular - have a key role to play within data centres, being used for testing black starts generators, UPS systems and standby batteries, in addition to HVAC. Hillstone has rightly earned an international reputation for reacting quickly and efficiently to requests for rental equipment, thanks to our own fleet of vehicles which provides an unparalleled nationwide delivery and installation service to meet the requirements of our data centre customers.”
Sunday, 13 February 2011
The vast array of smart phones and portable tablet devices that can now access the web, and do not use traditional hard drive data storage – in addition to the consumer market’s use of social networking web sites such as Facebook & MySpace and tools such as Twitter and Blogs – have created a greater demand for cloud computing.
|20KW mini towers fitted with 3 x 6.66KW 4U 19" rack loads|
Sunday, 6 February 2011
Friday, 14 January 2011
The Dubai Metro, a driverless, fully- automated Metro network in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai in the UAE, has already carried approximately 20 million passengers since it opened in 2009.
Hillstone reports that 200kW and 300kW AC units along with 120V DC load banks were supplied for autonomy load testing and battery capacity testing by the Metro.
Paul Smethurst, MD of Hillstone, told MEP: “Since 2008 Hillstone have successfully operated a specialised Load Bank Rental Service from Dubai covering the whole Middle East region.”
Hillstone’s Load Bank Fleet contains an extensive range of both AC and DC units. The DC load banks are said to be very portable and allow for ease of movement to the battery or UPS room by one man. The AC load banks are designed with a small footprint and can deliver high power ratings with the use of the intelligent parallel hand held controller.
A cornerstone of the successful rental service is the technical support given by the UK engineering department, says the company. Every enquiry is fully supported to ensure the UAE sales team can provide the highest engineering standard and solution to the customer.
Part of the technical discussions for DC load banks requirements often starts with the need to established the type, size and capacity of the battery to allow selection of a suitable load bank, says Paul.
“Our customers get the reassurance from our extensive experience of UK engineering standards to ensure the load bank package suits the commissioning needs” Paul reports.
“Our DC load banks are used for commissioning testing for both Ni-Cad and Lead Acid batteries used on telecom and UPS standby systems. With ratings available from 12V to 600V and allowing discharge testing from 50A to over 4000A, we can satisfy most requirements across the Middle East,” says Paul.
All the specialist equipment has been designed and manufactured by Hillstone in the UK and regular additions to the fleet are introduced.
The Middle East fleet includes AC load banks of both single-phase and 3-phase designs with portable equipment rated from 14KW 240V single phase. Larger 3 - phase designs include 100KW, 200KW, 300KW, 500KW and 650KW load banks, with total power availability of over 3000KW when the units are linked together.
One recent project involved the supply of 650KW load banks to Qatar Gas for the Dubai-based oil rig manufacturer J Ray McDermott. A load bank was required for the commissioning & testing of the platform’s electrical power system during production in Dubai and also during the rig transfer to Qatar.
Hillstone has expansion plans for 2011 which include the opening of a new rental depot in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. “This is a very exciting opportunity with the introduction of a depot inside the Kingdom allowing for an enhanced service to customers and an opportunity to overcome the importing and re export costs presently experienced,” Paul concludes.
Monday, 10 January 2011
- 4x4 towing off road utility vehicles
- Jumbo transit vans
- Long wheel based towing vans
All vehicles are fitted with rear view camera's and reversing sounders, flashing roof and front grill beacons to comply with UK health and safety on-site driving requirements.
We are therefore not dependant on using customers or site fork lift trucks so unloading on busy sites is kept to a minimum and thus improving our efficiency and keeping customers costs to a minimum.
Our reputation for high levels of professional service and politeness is ensuring customers use Hillstone as their preferred load bank solutions partner.
Sunday, 24 October 2010
For any UAE - Middle East load bank related enquiries or for direct support on load banks supplied by Hillstone Products Limited please contact our sister company - Hillstone Middle East LLC, that is based in Dubai