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            Success Story: Hospitals

            Algerian National Defence Ministry (Algeria)

            Electrical distribution in Oran and Constantine military hospitals

            Success Story: Hospitals
             

            I. CUSTOMER ENVIRONMENT / PROJECT CONTEXT

             

            Customer profile:

            The Algerian National Defence Ministry has launched a large programme to construct military hospitals. Brown & Roots Condor are the consulting engineers for Oran and Constantine hospitals. In particular they are responsible for:

            • Carrying out all the electrical distribution studies specific to hospital installations with respect to standards and regulations.
            • Supplying each site with all the necessary electrical equipment and associated automation systems.
             

            Customer objective and constraints:

            • These two hospitals represent over 700 beds and had to be operational in 2004.
            • The installed power is over 10 MVA. The architecture and specifications for the electrical distribution are identical.
             

            II. SOLUTION IMPLEMENTATION

             

            Implementation methodology (main phases):

            Brown & Roots Condor has entrusted the project to the American engineering company William Berry, who specialises in hospitals, and who in turn has asked Schneider Electric to supply all of the

            electrical equipment. Schneider Electric has been chosen according to their experience in the following fields:

            • electrical networks,
            • MV/LV equipment,
            • protection and discrimination studies,
            • electrical distribution automation systems,
            • specifications transcription from American standards (ANSI Nema) to European standards (IEC).
             

            Duration:

            1 year: 2003 to 2004

             

            Solution overview (services, products, systems, architectures...):

             
            • Studies and services
            • Electrical distribution for each hospital with a Seefox supervision system with mimic panels for alarm management, dynamic monitoring of network status and recording of installation's parameters,
            • Supply of complementary equipment.
             

            III. RESULTS / ACHIEVEMENT

             

            Customer benefits:

            • Specifications transcription from American standards (ANSI Nema) to European standards (IEC).
             
             
             
             
             

            Solution breakdown

            Main products & systems:
            • 24 kV modular switchboard: SM6-24
            • Cast resin transformer up to 36 kV: Trihal
            • Distribution and motor control switchboard up to 7300A: Okken
            • LV Switchboards up to 3200A: Prisma Plus
            • Busbar trunking for high power distribution 5000A: Canalis KT

             
            Studies and services:
            • choice and design of electrical equipment,
            • protection plan and discrimination studies,
            • load management for the electrical network with loadshedding, restarting and changeover functions,
            • electrical distribution supervision studies,
            • on-site commissioning assistance.

             
            Equipment for each hospital:
            • automation equipment with a Quantum PLC for control and monitoring of the electrical network,
            • Seefox supervision system with mimic panels for alarm management, dynamic monitoring of network status and recording of installation parameters,
            • supply of complementary equipment (safety supplies, battery chargers, ...).