Target Distribution Center - Infrastructure Upgrade
With the continuing increase in e-commerce demand, 24/7 operation of retail distribution centers are non-negotiable. 24/7 operation is a mainstay of our corporate structure so when we were tasked with upgrading Target’s, 1.5M square foot distribution facility’s electrical infrastructure, we knew we would be performing under strict defined maintenance window to complete the project.
The main switchboards are the nucleus of the electrical distribution system and the allotted operational window was defined as a 24-hour maintenance window, during which 50 electricians across multiple shifts were deployed to remove four existing Main Switchboards and replace with four new Main Switchboards reusing all existing conduit pathways and feeder wiring . With time to spare, we successfully commissioned this project with zero safety incidents!
As with all critical nature 24/7 operational demand, over time the obsolete downstream distribution requires replacement for both safety and operational consistency. The second portion of our defined tasks was to perform the following removals and replacement facility wide.:
- Remove and replace (70) panelboards during 4 consecutive 4-hour maintenance windows each week.
- Remove and replace (24) transformers during 4 consecutive 4-hour maintenance windows each week.
- Remove and replace (12) disconnects during 4 consecutive 4-hour maintenance windows each week.
- Upgrade existing (6) MCCs with new MCCs 4 consecutive 4-hour maintenance windows each week.