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Repair Backup Generator B12000

Gilbane upgrades generators to support mission critical space launch missions.

In support of mission critical operations at Vandenberg AFB, Gilbane completed the repair of the critical system backup power for building 12000 to increase capacities and improve maintainability and reliability. Gilbane performed a survey of the current generator and its capacity to support operations at the base.

After performing the analysis, we purchased parts and systems to upgrade the generator and increase the capacity of the system to meet expanding building demands. The generator electrical output was increased to 750kW/937.5kVA at 480 Vac, 3-phase. As part of the refurbishment and repairs, Gilbane upgraded the corresponding automatic transfer system (ATS) and new motor control center in order to meet the generator’s increased capacity and operation.

Minimal Interruptions

Project was performed without any interruption to the space launch mission and prepared the building to have backup power to meet increasing electrical demands.