HV and LV maintenance – SMRC Regional Resource Recovery Centre, Canning Vale

Scope of project:

The SMRC Regional Resource Recovery Centre is a large-scale waste processing plant located in Perth’s eastern suburbs. We were contracted to perform maintenance, inspections and servicing on the site’s high voltage distribution network, including ABB 22kV transformers and ringmain units (RMUs), and associated Merlin Gerin/Schneider low voltage Air Circuit Breakers (ACBs)

These are some of the challenges we faced, and the solutions we put in place:

– It was necessary for sections of the plant to continue operating while work was completed. To allow this to happen, temporary generator power totalling 1MVA was deployed and connected to the site main switchboard during very short (less than 30 minutes) shutdown windows late at night.

– Work had to be carefully coordinated to ensure compliance with the client’s environmental monitoring procedures and obligations.

– We had to develop comprehensive high voltage switching programs and shutdown schedules in order to complete the work safely.

–  We had to maintain a close liaison with the network operator (Western Power) throughout the project.

Working with challenges of this nature is commonplace to the experienced team at Infrared Services, and we were able to complete this assignment on time, and to a project value of approximately $30k.