Block Electric recently completed the successful install of transformers and supporting switchgear at the Argonne National Laboratories Chilled Water Plant (CWP) in Argonne, Illinois.
Block Electric’s work included the installation of 3x 3000/4000 MVA transformers and supporting switchgear equipment at the existing Argonne B528 Chilled Water Plant.
The electrical work we undertook was critical to the Argonne Laboratory for two reasons. First and foremost, it provided the added redundancy to the power infrastructure at the CWP. For example, if Argonne lost it’s primary transformer, it could still support the cooling from the redundant transformer installed by Block Electric.
Secondly, it provided the added power to the CWP to support a planned expansion to the CWP building for additional cooling equipment. The additional cooling equipment will be used for Argonne’s next supercomputer and next major building installation.