The project team will carry out site surveys; coordinate with the client, suppliers and P & I Generators specialist subcontractors. The project manager will collate the information gathered from the site surveys and the specification issued; we can then build an electrical/mechanical installation package. A cable system will be designed using “AMTEC” cable calculation software. CAD software will be used to produce a complete set of electrical/mechanical drawings for client’s approval. The project manager will produce a project time line/Gantt chart using MS Project software.
Site and task specific Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS) will be produced and sent for clients review and approval.
Each member of the project team has received the necessary training and experience and is qualified to carry out their specific trades; all qualifications are checked prior to employment. All P & I generators field staff receive mandatory Health and Safety training and hold current CSCS /SSSTS certification.
The project management team will liaise with the client and subcontractors for the delivery of major components, often liaising with local authorities for road closures/traffic management.
During installation the site team can be led by a dedicated site manager/supervisor who will liaise with the client and other contractors on a daily basis. The site manager will write daily reports and submit electronically to the P & I Generators project manager and base office. The site manager will carry out weekly Toolbox talks and daily inspections of work carried out. The P & I Generators project manager will carry out periodical site visits and site meetings at the client’s request.
The installation team(s) will be equipped with all necessary equipment and tooling to carry out the installation to completion.
A ladder rack/tray containment (post galvanised) system is used for the cabling. Once containment is installed the cables are pulled in and cleated. Cables are terminated in the generator link box, switchboard and neutral earth contactor. A full dead test of the cables is carried out before commissioning.
For the generator controls, a cable tray or basket would be installed. This can be in areas such as the main riser of a building enabling connections between generator and radiator in different locations and across great distances. Control cables are then installed to the generator control panels, breaker sections, remote I/O panels, master control panels and is then Glanded using traditional methods and tooling, tested and terminated. All test results are recorded on a schedule of test document and in accordance with BS7671.
Telemetry cables for communications are installed to the main generator control panels, master control panels and remote I/O panels. These are sometimes run on diverse routes utilising a flame resistant fibre optic cable for greater resilience and to reduce the risk of connection failure.