Project Profiles: Health Care

The ASCO PowerQuest Power Monitoring and Control system gathers, processes, analyzes, and acts on large volumes and velocity of data the medical center’s Critical Power Management System generates.The ASCO PowerQuest Power Monitoring and Control system gathers, processes, analyzes, and acts on large volumes and velocity of data the medical center’s Critical Power Management System generates.

Bryan Medical Center, Lincoln, Neb.

Retrofit Team

Master electrician: Mike Wiruth, Bryan Medical Center, Lincoln, www.bryanhealth.com

The ASCO PowerQuest Power Monitoring and Control system gathers, processes, analyzes, and acts on large volumes and velocity of data the medical center’s Critical Power Management System generates.

The ASCO PowerQuest Power Monitoring and
Control system gathers, processes, analyzes,
and acts on large volumes and velocity of data
the medical center’s Critical Power Management
System generates.

Materials

The ASCO PowerQuest Power Monitoring and Control system gathers, processes, analyzes, and acts on large volumes and velocity of data the medical center’s Critical Power Management System (CPMS) generates, including its 37 ASCO Automatic Transfer Switches. A CPMS also encompasses gen-sets, paralleling control switchgear and circuit breakers. The power monitoring and control system enables the medical center to test its entire, decentralized six gen-set emergency power system from a single computer screen. The system sends automatic alarms and notifications via cell phone, tablet and other devices.

Power monitoring and control system manufacturer: Emerson Network Power, www.emersonnetworkpower.com/asco

The Retrofit

The power monitoring and control system manages a 4,000 kW emergency power system that supports nearly all operations spanning the medical center’s 1,075,000 square feet of floor space. The center features a 382-bed hospital building and five other facilities, including an office building, obstetrics tower and a 700-student college. More than 2,100 employees depend on the emergency power system during outages.

ASCO PowerQuest piggybacks on the center’s existing VLAN Ethernet network, which minimized installation time and avoided the labor and materials costs of running a secondary, RS485 twisted pair communications structure. The power monitoring and control system has enabled Bryan Medical Center to simplify its emergency power testing procedures and produce automated quality reports more efficiently. “If we had to walk to each ATS to gather data, it would take hours,” Wiruth says.

The ASCO PowerQuest system also enables Wiruth to test a single gen-set with a load bank and get an automated report, as well as trend gen-set load growth so he knows how much load he can add to a given gen-set during a facility remodel or expansion.

PHOTO: Emerson Network Power

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