Perth Airport – Runway Lighting System Upgrade

Perth Airport identified a requirement to improve the integrity of their Airfield Lighting Power Supply. Petro Min Engineers were selected to provide EPCM services for the project, which included:

  • The supply of a Fully Type tested 800A, 415VAC switchboard transfer panel with Automatic / Manual,  Open / Closed transition capabilities.
  • Local Control, HMI and PLC interface to the Perth Airport SCADA system.
  • Full cable system design and electrical contractor procurement support.
  • The obtaining of approvals from Western Power for a parallel grid connection.
  • Upgrading of the existing 220kW generator set instrumentation and control system.

As part of the project deliverables, PME:

  • Integrated the generator set system into the Perth Airport Digsilent Power Factory model, including fault study analysis and protection coordination
  • Calculated, programmed and injection tested all required protection functions.
  • Performed Factory Acceptance Testing of the switchboard transfer panel, onsite Systems Integration Testing and supported the client in there SCADA interface testing.
  • Performed full load, load acceptance and rejection testing utilising a temporary load bank.

Perth Airport required that continuity of Airfield Lighting was maintained throughout the site installation and testing phases of the project. This was achieved in a time frame consistent with  Perth Airports requirements.

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