As part of relocating Western Power’s electrical network control centre, APD Engineering were engaged to do design and drafting for upgrades to the telecommunication infrastructure at several of their substations.
APD was commissioned by Western Power to perform a Site Inspection, Earthing Design & Drawings, EPR Hazard Assessment on 3rd Party Assets and Current Injection Testing in the Perth CBD, WA. This is in preparation for a new 132kV underground cable planned for installation between two key zone substations.
APD were engaged by the CSIRO to conduct Power System Studies, Protection Grading Analysis, Earthing System Design & Site Testing and prepare the HV Submission for the Network Operator, Horizon Power.
APD were contracted by Rio Tinto to carry out detailed protection studies on the HV kiosk sub and downstream LV DBs, and assess the potential hazard to personnel due to the occurrence of an Arc Flash as part of the incorporation of the new substation into the West Angelas electrical network.
APD were engaged to perform detailed design and development integrating the conveyor emergency stop system into the plant Process Control System. BHP Billiton Iron Ore had identified the need to replace the existing conveyor emergency stop modules at their Area C mine. APD saw the project through from development and design to construction supervision, testing and commissioning.
APD were consulted by Rio Tinto’s Nammuldi Agricultural Project when facing challenges with their Pivot Control System. After an assessment of the existing infrastructure APD developed a design that not only improved the system but simplified it, making it practical and cost effective. APD also conducted the testing, construction and commissioning of the project.