Exterior Electrical Distribution System Analysis

Exterior Electrical Distribution System Analysis

Location: Independence, Missouri

Client: Lake City Army Ammunition Plant

Burns & McDonnell studied the exterior electrical distribution system of the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo. Among the goals of the study were to assess the system, prepare a report with recommendations for improvements to meet safety codes, minimize outages and reduce operating costs. The study included a computer simulation of system performance, including load flow, voltage drop and short-circuit analyses. As part of the study, Burns & McDonnell designed several routes for new overhead and underground distribution lines as well as the location of all pole and pad mount transformers. The design addressed correction of several safety code violations and the ability of the system to supply existing and future loads. Engineering analysis and design included wind and ice loading analysis, clearance analysis, manhole design and placement, cable pulling tension analysis and fault-current analysis.

  • Distribution Planning & Design
  • Substation Planning & Design
  • Emergency Power Planning & Design