Our Engineering Division was awarded the design and construction of a $4.8 million Power Plant for the hospital. The project created a 3,700 square foot building to house new electric service, an emergency generator, storage of 15,000 gallons of fuel, and three boilers.
Electrical systems design included replacement of the existing pad mounted service transformer with a new 2000 KVA pad mounted service transformer serving a new 480V service switchboard with a new code compliant, 2-level GFI protected main switchboard; existing 200KW generator with a new 1.5 MW generator serving a code compliant 2-section emergency power distribution and six (6) 4-pole, bypass isolation type automatic transfer switches. A 2000A Kirk key controlled temporary generator connection box was provided for use during scheduled generator servicing or generator repair. The new 1.5 MW emergency power system supplies generator backed power to the entire hospital campus electrical distribution system creating a 100% fully functional hospital campus during power outages.
Mechanical system design included installation of three 250 Boiler Horsepower water tube boilers with new deaerator and support equipment. The 15,000 gallon fuel storage tank allows for a minimum of 96 hours of operation of boilers and generator in event of a catastrophic power outage. Piping services are routed from the Central Utilities Building to the Hospital through an underground tunnel. Central Utilities Building is designed to be expandable to enable installation of a new chilled water system and install a second pipe tunnel to allow all services to be fed to the hospital through a loop.
DAI’s construction affiliate, Monitor Builders, was chosen as construction manager on the project. Construction on this infrastructure project completed in 2006 and the Power Plant went online to supply day to day and emergency power to RFGH and its new 59,000 square foot Ambulatory Care, Medical Home facility.