Delivering Critical Power Solutions without Sacrificing Patient Care

At the #1 hospital in New York, they have more than three hundred beds available for in-patient care. There are over sixty state-of-the-art operating rooms, an advanced critical care unit, and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for the tiniest patients. It is home to a comprehensive stroke center and offers advanced emergency services for adults and children. All of which require power 24/7/365 with no room for error. The hospital realized that the expanded care programs and technological advancements started to outpace the existing switchgear that was originally installed in 1963.

In 2016, the hospital authority applied the same specialized approach they use for patient critical care and assembled a team of electrical specialists to solve their current and future power needs. Along with a team of architects and engineers, a major electrical equipment manufacturer and Trachte were selected for their partnership in delivering critical power solutions, integrated into factory wired and tested E-house solutions.

Application Notes

  • Preassembled Integrated Building, 15′-5″ x 51′-3″ x 10′-8″ split into three sections.
  • Installed on an exterior steel platform, eight stories above street level.
  • Installation had to be completed overnight or risk extensive fines for blocking a key traffic corridor in lower Manhattan.
  • Double Ended Sub Station (DESS) – Two medium voltage (MV) feeds through transformers to low voltage (LV) switchgear with a Main-Tie-Main (MTM) configuration.
  • The HVAC was configured for specialized airflow due to space restrictions.

Solution

The new E-house was flawlessly installed without delays. The installation crew successfully navigated a challenging work site, including working in limited space, multiple obstructions, eight stories high and in the elements. The team of architects, engineers, hospital board, general contractor, electrical contractor, crane crew, switchgear engineering field services and Trachte site service provided a seamless transition from delivery to installation. The solution was implemented by Trachte without service interruption to the site and without compromising critical patient care.

When schedule, functionality and accuracy matter, customers trust Trachte to deliver a solution for their project needs.