Most industrial facilities have aging electrical distribution systems that are in their later stages of life expectancy. Developing a replacement philosophy for a plant electrical distribution system is often a key concern at these facilities. Anvil’s Electrical Engineering Department can assist your staff by writing an Electrical Reliability Plan (ERP) specific for your facility. The ERP helps establish a long-term strategy that ensures a safe, reliable, expandable, and maintainable electrical infrastructure for your facility.
ERP Tailored to Fit Clients Needs
We work with your facility staff to identify key drivers, criteria, and boundary conditions along with their associated relative importance. These key ERP drivers may involve reliability, safety, maintainability, available physical plot space, turnaround or cutover timing, available capital, and capacity growth. Boundary conditions may include whether to consider the utility power supply within the scope of the ERP or deciding to only look at the electrical distribution system above a particular voltage level.
Identify Future Project Justification and Business Drivers
Specific factors for a facility’s ERP are used to provide a basis for evaluating the facility’s existing electrical infrastructure — with a view towards the future. A ranking is made of specific recommended upgrades that will elevate the most important, or valuable, electrical distribution system upgrades. The specific factors that help elevate a specific electrical upgrade to the most valuable then become the key project justifications and business drivers for that particular upgrade.
Identify Where to Spend Capital Dollars to Provide Most Value
The detailed ERP provides specific recommendations, implementation schedules, and cash flow schedules to help facility management evaluate risk and determine when it is appropriate to make capital expenditures to upgrade components within the electrical distribution system. The ERP provides assurance to facility management that an engineered plan has been developed to address long-term electrical infrastructure needs. The plan can be used to guide allocation of available capital to the highest value electrical infrastructure project.