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OAKVILLE TRAFALGAR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - A NEW INDUSTRY BENCHMARK PDS

Current healthcare clients are reaching for this PDS benchmark, requesting similar systems.

A NEW INDUSTRY BENCHMARK POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Sited on a 50-acre greenfield site, the new hospital has the capacity for 457 beds and provides a full range of health services including: complex continuing care; rehabilitation; renal dialysis; acute inpatient care; maternal child care; inpatient and outpatient adult and child and adolescent mental health; and secondary and tertiary level programs.

In conjunction with the overall goal of achieving a state-of the-art digital hospital, a revolutionary PDS that far exceeds building code requirements and general industry practice standards was developed for OTMH to achieve total redundancy and complete power backup, facility wide.

The PDS is a complete dual path system from the incoming service right through to the 120/208V branch distribution level. This provides complete redundancy – both electrically and physically. In addition, six 2.5MW diesel generators provide 100% power back up for the ENTIRE facility in an N+1 configuration. Traditionally, diesel generators are designed to accommodate life safety, vital and delayed vital loads, requiring a hospital to operate at less than full capacity in the event of power outages. 

OTMH’S PDS (Power Distribution System) achieved instant recognition in the provincial healthcare industry as the model system to follow.

OTMH’S PDS CAN PROVIDE UNINTERRUPTED CARE IN THE EVENT OF A POWER OUTAGE​

OTMH can operate at full capacity during a power outage for a minimum of 72 hours without replenishing the diesel fuel and, with scheduled fuel delivery can operate indefinitely.

The PDS eliminates idle equipment and the built environments required for such equipment, as well as the ongoing life cycle costs associated with the maintenance. A capital and life cycle commercial benefit is achieved, contributing to a lower total cost of ownership of the facility. Furthermore, the 100% power back up allows the hospital to operate in power outage conditions at full capacity ensuring the hospital revenue and the services provided to the public are maximized.  ​

In addition, the facility is designed to function as post disaster facility offering a place of refuge following a catastrophic event.

Details

Project Completion: 2015

  • MBII Scope of Work: Electrical, ICT and Electronic Security Engineering, Audio Visual Design
  • Project Size: 1,600,000 s.f.
  • Construction Cost: $2B
  • LEED Pursuit: Silver
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