SHELL ALBIAN SANDS ENERGY
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
The Shell Albian oil sands facility had a requirement for a mobile command vehicle to provide command, communications and security missions on and around the huge facility. Having had great experience with other Hackney special apps vehicles, they chose the Hackney 19-ft Commander mounted on a Freightliner M2 with 29,000# GVWR and air suspension. The all-aluminum body features a pneumatically deployed slide-out room on the road side to augment additional interior work space on the interior while maintaining a short wheelbase for better maneuverability.
The roof is covered with aggressive aluminum tread plate to allow safe movement for maintenance. Antenna rails are provided around the circumference of the roof with wiring trace access port for installation of coaxial and other communications cables to the electronics rack.
Four (4) electro-hydraulic stabilizer jacks provide a stable platform when the 34-ft camera tower is extended.
The entire vehicle electrical system is multiplexed using Hackney's V-MUX system that provide digital diagnostic and textual LCD screen warning with doors or tower are deployed.
A separate battery system with 90-amp converter, isolators and (2) 950CCA Optima high-cycle batteries are installed in an exterior compartment. All marker lights, stop/tail/turn/backup lights, compartment lights and interior dome lights are LED for significantly reduced amperage loads. The vehicle is equipped for emergency response with Whelen light bar and body warning lights and electronic siren.
Power for operations while deployed is provided by a Kohler 15kw diesel generator capable of operating with the compartment doors closed and fueled from the chassis fuel tank. A NightScan light tower is mounted on the roof for focused perimeter lighting. Two roof mounted air conditioner units cool the interior through redundant airflow plenums with return ducts allowing one or both units to control the interior climate, even with the conference room door closed.
A walk-thru is provided between the cab and body accessing a secure room inside the body. A compartment is installed beneath the walk-in area with a drop-down hinged door. The other exterior compartments have roll-up doors and provide storage for tactical and rescue equipment.
All cabinets are powder-coated aluminum.