Power Reliability Improvement
A well-known animal vaccine producer recently acquired a facility that had been expanded over several years by projects that implemented standalone production units, often with individual mechanical and electrical utility systems. This resulted concerns regarding the overall electrical infrastructure’s reliability and maintenance, in addition to safety and code compliance. Electrical power dropped far too frequently, leading to production delays and revenue losses.
The existing power distribution system consisted of transformers located throughout the site and motor control cabinets installed in several separate buildings. EAD was contracted to solve this complex issue by centralizing and modernizing the facility’s power distribution. A preliminary design was created that will allow the client to upgrade the system in phases over time as their capital spending plan and commercial production demands allow.
When future construction is completed, EAD will have provided them with an entirely new electrical distribution system with capacity for expansion. The project will install eight modular smart motor control centers (MCCs) and large electrical switchgear building with state-of-the-art automation and metering. Maintenance staff will be able to monitor and control the electrical system through a network of HMIs to view real-time data.