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There are many diners who’ll attest to travelling all over the globe in search of the next memorable culinary experience. Not many will have experienced fine food this far south however….
Moffat's Ken Stevens describes picking up the phone one morning recently where the, “call quality was horrible”. The caller enquired about a service manual for a Turbofan unit, stating that all service was done “in-house”.
When Ken asked about potentially sending a service tech to the site in the future he was told it wasn’t an option. Curiosity aroused, Ken then asked where the caller was located. The caller answered, “Palmer Station”.
Now, you don’t just pop round to Palmer Station for a social visit. Located on Anvers Island in Antarctica, Palmer Station was constructed in 1968 as a research facility for the United States Antarctic Program. Along with a pier and helicopter pad the bulk of the facility is made up of science labs and accommodation.
The station can accommodate a maximum population of 46 inhabitants, but this drops during the winter maintenance season (when the average temperature is -10°C) to between 15 and 20 people.
Due to these harsh climate and geography, confidence in your gear is crucial in Antarctica. It’s a lengthy and costly procedure to deliver supplies to such a remote location, and any equipment must deliver energy efficiency and ongoing reliability. Additionally, technology must be intuitive to learn and easy to use.
The station has recently installed a Turbofan Double Stack E32D5 and love the results the units are delivering. Thanks to the built-tough durability and versatility of Turbofan technology, the station’s occupants are looking forward to a long relationship with the ovens.