Peter Basso Associates recently provided mechanical and electrical design services to Jones Lang LaSalle for the Emergency Power System (EPS) upgrade at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak. The project involved providing mechanical and electrical engineering design for the construction documents phase of the EPS upgrade project. The upgrades were designed in two phases.
Phase 1 consisted of verifying the existing EPS, including five emergency generators, paralleling switchgears and seven generator distribution panels. Two generators: a 750kW and a 900kW were replaced with two new 2000 kW generators. New mechanical supply fans were required for each of the new generators, as well as lighting for the generators and paralleling switchgear rooms. Four sections of paralleling switchgear were also provided. Three of the seven existing generator’s distribution panels were transferred to the new paralleling switchgear, along with associated control wires.
Phase 2 involved transferring the remaining four generator distribution panels from the old paralleling switchgear to the new one, along with the associated control wires. In addition Peter Basso Associates provided M/E design for upgrading the existing emergency control panels for the three generators to communicate with the new paralleling switchgear. Electrical feeders and control were also provided and connected to the existing generators and the new paralleling switchgears.