Loyola University Medical Center
Medium-Voltage Distribution Project, Design - Maywood, IL
Loyola University Medical Center is a 61-acre campus including 547 licensed beds, a Level 1 Trauma Center, nationally recognized Burn and Transplant Centers, and Stroke and Level III Perinatal Centers. G/BA assisted the owner with analysis of medium-voltage electrical distribution, and designed needed improvements.
The Loyola University Medical Center campus electrical service consists of a medium-voltage distribution system served by multiple ComEd transformers. During an equipment upgrade by the utility, issues were discovered affecting the campus electrical protection and controls. G/BA performed the following project in response:
- Coordinating protection and control requirements with ComEd during equipment replacement and testing, facilitating communication and information exchange among the utility, LUMC’s electrical contractor, and LUMC’s facilities department.
- Selecting microprocessor-based relays and communication equipment to replace electromechanical and electronic relays in the customer-owned medium-voltage switchgear.
- Providing schematic and wiring diagrams for retrofit of the new relays in the existing relay panels.
- Developing protection settings for the new relays.
- Conducting a coordination study using SKM Power*Tools software to ensure coordination with existing protection.
- Updating the campus one-line electrical diagram (up to each building’s incoming service). (Existing files dated from 1987.)
- Overseeing project implementation bidding by the client.