MEP/FP Engineering, Commissioning, Construction Administration

HCR Manor Care Lauderhill SNG Generator Upgrade

SGM provided a new optional standby natural gas generator in accordance with NFPA 70 Article 702, as permitted by Florida Statute 59A-4.1265 with optional missile impact resistant enclosure and service entrance rated automatic transfer switch (ATS). The ATS and generator are sufficient to handle the existing facility peak demand load which includes power to maintain ambient temperature of 80 degrees or less for a period of not less than 96 hours in the event of a normal power failure. Lighting protection was also added to the new generator enclosure.

SGM also provided power feeders to the ATS form the normal utility source transformer and a new 300 KW generator, power feeder from the new ATS to the existing main switchboard main circuit breaker. Work on this project was phased to ensure that power was maintained to the facility at all times, except for a maximum of four hour shut down of normal power to allow for the transfer of power from the existing utility feed to the new combined ATS feeder to the main switchgear. The existing NFPA 110 essential power system was not altered in any way and remained operational throughout the project with no interruption of service.