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ASSET’s team of engineers are experts and thought leaders in all aspects of power delivery and grid connectivity. Many of our clients have power-critical functionality requiring extreme care and consideration in the design of their power projects. ASSET’s engineers are experienced in developing solutions to meet these requirements, including green field, brown field, upgrades and retrofit projects. Our portfolio includes the successful delivery of hundreds of utility transmission and distribution projects. From High voltage transmission lines to 480V Motor Control Centers, ASSET’s engineers are prepared to fulfill our clients’ power engineering needs.

ASSET also understands the importance of energy conservation, sustainable design, renewable energy sources and achieving a practical balance with realistic applications. Our portfolio of renewable energy projects includes biomass facilities, cogeneration plants, wind and solar farms.

The integration of these technologies ushers in additional challenges and constraints for the industry including a growing need for more reliable electric service (critical infrastructure), higher design thresholds and statutory requirements for protection of critical infrastructure assets (weather hardening, security against terrorist threats) and a need for increased specialized technical and design ability.

  • Data Centers
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Mission Critical Facilities

We believe in the inherent power of teamwork to bring people and projects to their greatest potential. This is why we’re proud to serve some of today’s leading academic and health care institutions.

Health and educational institutions carry an immense responsibility to meet the needs of the thousands you serve every single day. ASSET Engineering makes it easy for you to focus on your mission of supporting your communities, instead of worrying about your systems failing.

Military bases are some of the most secure locations in the country. It is essential that you have access to constant, reliable power. We take pride in the power system communications design, build, and deployment we provide to some of the top military facilities in the nation. Whether we’re starting from a blank slate or repairing current systems, ASSET Engineering is one partner that will stop at nothing to deliver exceptional value.

For more detailed information about our Core Services and Competencies, please visit the Why ASSET? page on our site.

Select Projects

Data Centers
Digital Realty – Project Piscataway and Project Totowa (Piscataway, NJ and Totowa, NJ)
Digital Realty is the world’s largest wholesale colocation services and data center solutions provider with over 130 secure locations globally. DR is involved in datacenter acquisition, ownership, development and operation. Projects include turn-key, build to suit, buy to suit and powered base datacenters.

DR–Piscataway and DR–Totowa are datacenters requiring dedicated interconnections with the local utility (PSE&G) through a 69/26.4kV substation. The substation was divided into two major design sections: 1) 69kV Ring bus comprised of four (4) 69kV SF6 breakers, and 2) 26.4kV Switchgear with a Main-Tie-Main configuration and eight (8) feeders. The 69kV ring bus was designed in accordance with PSE&G standards and specifications, and the 26kV system was design in accordance with DR standards and specifications. These projects were standard substation design packages including design of protection and control schemes, protective relaying and coordination studies, and ground grid designs, along with substation equipment specifications. The projects presented unique challenges and design aspects. The Piscataway project had a compressed schedule with limited engineering and construction timelines. ASSET allocated resources to provide focused engineering efforts which enabled construction to be completed on-time. Unique design aspects included the development of a human-machine interface (HMI) for the customer’s RTU. The HMI was viewable locally in the substation or remotely on networked computers. Additionally, the switchgear control system utilized PLC programming for implementing a closed transition transfer scheme. Logic specifications were required to account for temporary “brown” out or transient switching conditions by the utility. ASSET was the lead engineer for commissioning and energizing the switchgear transfer scheme and also provided post-energization training for onsite maintenance and operation personnel.

Due to the performance and quality of service during the Piscataway project, the customer awarded the successive project in Totowa prior to the initial project being completed.

Hospitals
Biloxi VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (Biloxi, MS)
Arc flash studies are used to determine the minimum level of personnel protective equipment (PPE) workers must wear when they are near exposed energized electrical equipment as required by OSHA regulations. By modeling the electrical power distribution system with software like SKM or ETAP, arc flash calculations can be developed that provide a measurable assessment of the hazard level. These calculations are then documented on labels that are installed on the equipment to provide the authorized personnel information on the hazard and the minimum requirements for PPE.

To be compliant with government and OSHA regulations, The Biloxi VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care facility commissioned an arc flash study to be completed on the existing buildings at the Biloxi site. Mississippi Power Company (MPC) was engaged to execute this work and acted as the project manager. A local electrical contractor familiar with the facility was engaged by MPC to collect the required data for the input into the model for the study. MPC contracted ASSET Engineering to build the power system model and perform the arc flash hazard analysis. The scope of the project began at the incoming service from the utility (MPC), and included all indoor and outdoor switchgear and panels, in over twenty buildings down to the 208VAC level. The challenges that were overcome included having to work from outdated facility drawings and missing documentation. Over 1,000 buses were modeled in our SKM software and over 700 labels were printed and installed for the project.

Mission Critical Facilities
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