Traditionally, soldiers have relied on analog-based generators to power mobile facilities while deployed in the theater of operations. Using this conventional approach has proven problematic because these generators are only capable of providing their rated amount of electric power. Quite often, this means they must run at peak levels, making them more susceptible to burn outs, more prone to overload, and more likely to shut down when their rated output is exceeded.
Not only are analog-based generators prone to shutdowns, but operating at peak loads around the clock makes them burn exorbitant amounts of fuel, which is ineffective, costly and puts more soldiers in harm’s way. Transporting fuel is complicated and dangerous. Fuel saved translates to more potential lives saved, as less convoys are needed to transfer it to remote operating bases.
These challenges call for a solution of the future but with DRASH that solution is now.
Enter DRASH Intelligent Power Technology® (IPT)– trailers that can easily be reconfigured from one location to the next with a state-of-the-art digital smart system that forms the ultimate networked power micro grid on the battlefield.
DOD Bulk Fuel Supply Chain
Transporting fuel is complicated and dangerous. Fuel saved translates to more potential lives saved, as less convoys are needed to transfer it to remote operating bases.
Source: Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. “Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on DoD Energy Strategy ‘More Fight – Less Fuel.’” February 2008.