RD&E Hospital Heavitree – Switchgear replacement
With the existing switchgear reaching the end of life, it was necessary to replace the main switch panel serving the hospital. A successful replacement would reduce the risk of failure and disruption to critical hospital operations
The main switchgear housed dual incoming supplies and controls for the site-based standby generator.
EX2 worked with a specialist panel-builder to carry out detailed surveys of the existing panel to enable the replacement panel to be manufactured as close as possible to match the existing PILC cables.
We carried out the replacement over three weekends and installed several standby generators to provide temporary power during the replacement works. The project involved connecting sections of the old panel to the new panel.
We ensured that the replacement works were completed on time and without any unplanned disruption to the site operations.
- New switchgear
- Temporary power
- Lighting and emergency lighting
- Small power