DAI worked with Maine Medical Center to provide Engineering services to create an as-built electrical one-line diagram, and electrical facility assessment report for the former Osteopathic Hospital of Maine. This is a 200,000 square foot facility that MMC acquired in 2003. The facility came with limited existing electrical documentation and required an up-to-date, one-line diagram of the as-built conditions to aid MMC with their facility management duties.
The facility assessment report included all National Electrical Code violations, fire alarm code violations and noted electrical equipment that was beyond its useful life.
In 2009, DAI was selected by MMC to design a $2.8 million electrical infrastructure upgrade project that encompassed replacement of medium voltage feeders and switchgear; the 480V service switchboard with a new code compliant, 2-level GFI protected main switchboard; existing 450 KW and 500 KW generators with a single 800 KW generator; and all automatic transfer switches with new 4-pole, bypass isolation type. It also included a new code compliant fire pump feeder and the creation of a new, main electric service room, mechanical room and carpenter shop within the existing building footprint.
Mechanical systems for the project included removal of existing fuel storage, modifying fuel pumping systems for existing boilers to enable generators and boilers to utilize the same fuel source and replacement of existing generator exhaust systems.