Power, Security, and Lighting Design
EBL's expertise covers the full spectrum of electrical power distribution, control systems, lighting, lighting controls, and communications systems. We evaluate the activities occurring within a facility to properly establish power, lighting, communication, security and other special systems necessary to optimally support its occupants and intended usage.
Technology and Code Expertise
Our knowledge of the latest technology, electrical codes and systems, helps us create designs which emphasize low operating costs, while maintaining operating efficiencies. We cover all phases of the building process, from feasibility studies and system design through installation, testing and commissioning.
Electrical Engineering Services
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
EBL was assigned several projects requiring analyses, studies and upgrades to electrical power systems at the U.S. Naval Academy. Tasks included:
Repair of Electrical Power and Grounding Systems, Rickover Hall – We were tasked with performing a grounding study to determine the cause of power issues with Wind Tunnel Testing at the Fluids Aerodynamics Lab. Design-Build documents for repairs were provided.
Short Circuit/Coordination/Arc Flash Study, N. Severn Campus - The study covered the utility overcurrent protective device settings, normal system operation method, alternate operation, and operations which could result in maximum fault conditions. A report was generated that included Input Data, Low Voltage Fault Report, Momentary Duty Report, Interrupting Duty Report, Recommended Protective Device Settings and Incident Energy and Flash Protection Boundary Calculations. Coordination curves were generated for protected devices in series.
Repair Power Quality, Alumni Hall – This study included the electrical service and distribution and grounding electrode resistance; investigation of eddy currents, distortion and interference throughout the electrical power source as measured at the service entrance switchgear. We captured the data for voltage variations, frequency, total harmonic distortion, unbalance and flicker. A list of recommendations and cost estimates for each was prepared.