Electrical

 

SELECT FACILITY-ORIENTED ELECTRICAL DESIGN EXPERIENCE


Electrical Restoration in Various Facilities for NASA (Kennedy Space Center, Florida)

In addition to campus-wide power distribution, FW&A has designed more than $20 million in electrical upgrades for buildings as diverse as the 129-million-cubic-foot Vehicle Assembly Building and the KSC Visitor Complex. Most of the facility restoration projects involved extensive power system design for voltages up to 13.8kV. FW&A also designed reliability and safety measures such as backup, emergency and uninterruptible power systems, lightning protection and grounding and fire detection and alarms. Miscellaneous electrical designs included interior and exterior facility lighting, fiber-optic communications and elevator controls.


Electrical Upgrades at the Utility Annex for NASA (Kennedy Space Center, Florida)

NASA's Utility Annex supplies chilled water to the Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building Area. In order to improve electrical reliability at the chiller plant, NASA selected FW&A to design the facility's electrical upgrades. FW&A designed the replacement of existing 13.8kV switchgear with arc-resistant, metal-clad equipment (including vacuum circuit breakers). The $1.4 million project also replaced four motor control centers, multiple 480V and 120V/208V power panels, one 125V DC panel and all associated conduit and wiring. FW&A also included a $750,000 option to replace two 750kVA transformers and the adjacent 480V switchgear.


In addition to the firm's extensive electrical experience in NASA facilities, FW&A has also designed recent electrical upgrades to buildings at Florida A&M University.