CPS Engineering, Inc. Mechanical and Electrical Engineers
Large yellow generator with exhaust system


Generators, Switchgear, and Conrols Upgrade

A 1970s-era data processing facility has always had sufficient on-site standby power until recently, when load growth projections dictated the need for additional backup. Under this project, we incorporated another 2.5 megawatts of standby power into the electrical distribution system.

CPS Engineering performed a top-to-bottom analysis of the electrical distribution system and recommended a complete replacement of the controls. Automatic transfer switch control panels with PLC backbone replaced switched circuit breaker operations using relays, and redundant paths for power transfer were installed to eliminate single points of failure. We reviewed and modified protective relaying settings, and low voltage circuit breakers were rebuilt to our specifications and equipped with digital trip units to improve coordination characteristics.

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