NJ State Police Headquarters
The New Jersey State Police Troop "B," headquartered in Totowa, serves the northern NJ, covering 2,807 square miles, with a population of approximately five million people. The two-story Troop ‘B’ Headquarters complex, constructed in 1980, houses the Totowa Sub-Station, a 911 call center, automotive garages and administrative functions. Crane Associates was charged with managing the replacement of the existing emergency generator with an upgraded unit capable of providing emergency power to the second-floor administration area of New Jersey State Police facility.
CLIENT: STATE OF NJ
LOCATION: TOTOWA, NJ
COMPLETION YEAR: 2017
DISCIPLINE: GOVERNMENT FACILITY
Upon completion of an investigatory survey and analysis Crane Associates designed plans for a new generator and electrical systems to serve the police facility. The project scope involved replacing the existing 45 kw emergency diesel powered generator with a new generator sized to the additional load requirements proposed by the agency (i.e. lighting, fire alarm, heating and air conditioning systems, computer systems, etc.) in the administration section of the facility. Crane evaluated the existing emergency electrical distribution system and normal power interface, as well as the agency's needs to determine if an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) is required to supply power to critical systems. The team also evaluated other sources of back-up power, such as fuel cell technology, or fly wheel technology.
New automatic transfer switch rated emergency and stand-by in accordance with NFPA 70, NFPA 20, tested per UL Standard 1008 with manufacturer's standard feature and utility requirements were installed, in addition to a new pad for the generator. Geotechnical testing was conducted, including soil borings and a geotechnical report, to satisfy DPMC code review permit requirements. Crane inspected the existing 500-gallon diesel fuel tank’s condition to determine if it was sized appropriately for the new emergency generator. Additional fuel storage tank are was designed to provide the additional fuel necessary for the new emergency generator. Finally, a remote alarm panel with interconnecting circuits was installed in an approved monitoring room.
Crane worked closely with administrative and construction personnel to ensure accurate execution of the project to agency and state standards and codes.