DESCRIPTION: PCI had recently completed a master planning project to prioritize replacement of normal and emergency power infrastructure at the hospital.
This project was an emergency project that resulted in failure of a critical automatic transfer switch (ATS) serving the entire hospital including the acute care portion, of which, this was one of the items identified in the study.
The existing 1960’s era critical switchboard and ATS were close to failure and needed to be replaced as this equipment served the acute care hospital. Additionally, the hospital was cited for non-compliance as numerous normal power loads were intermixed with the critical branch. PCI designed new Normal, Critical, Equipment, and Optional Standby switchboards, associated automatic transfer switches, and redesigned the existing generator switchboard for code compliance.