Olive View-UCLA Medical Center | P2S

Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

Emergency Power System Review and Generator Fuel Pump Control Modification

  • Project Overview

    P2S was retained to identify the cause of a 480V emergency power system failure. Through on-site investigation, wire tracing, and event simulation, the cause of the failure was isolated. P2S prepared OSHPD plan check and permit construction documents to correct the problem and also provide remote monitoring and alarm of the generator fuel system and generator operation to prevent a reoccurrence in the future. P2S also performed an emergency power system load survey and load calculations to confirm compliance with CEC Article 517 and NFPA Standard 99. A report with recommendations was produced that was used to plan and budget for future systems improvements.

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  • Solution

    P2S has recently completed a comprehensive site survey and assessment of the campus and hospital cluster community health center data network equipment and fiber optic communications cable that comprise the Local Area Network (LAN). The comprehensive assessment included the existing rack-mounted equipment, power to the racks, fiber and copper data cable, and mechanical cooling of the equipment and rooms. P2S then prepared recommendations for site and building improvements for power, emergency power, and IT to support equipment replacement, VOIP telephony, wireless network access point transmitters, and a new Electronic Health Records (EHR) data acquisition and data storage system. The concept plans included the development of a cost estimate and plans to install EHR user interface locations. The in-patient hospital facilities equipment and selected user interface locations were connected to the critical power branch.

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