Electrical Condition Study FY20 Peer Review

Department of Veterans Affairs

10 LOCATIONS in AL, AZ, CA, GA, PA, SC, and WV

Romanyk Consulting Corp. (RCC) was commissioned under our IDIQ contract with the Office of Construction & Facility Management (OCFM) to perform a peer review of the Electrical Condition Assessments of 10 different VA Hospital locations consisting of approximately 8,834,474 gross square feet for the Department of Veterans Affairs.


The facilities included the following sites:

  • Erie VA Medical Center, Erie, PA

  • Beckley VA Medical Center, Beckley, WV

  • Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia, SC

  • Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center - Uptown Division, Augusta, GA

  • Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center - Downtown Division, Augusta, GA

  • VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA

  • Menlo Park VA Medical Center, Menlo Park, CA

  • VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Long Beach, CA

  • Prescott VA Medical Center, Prescott, AZ

The scope of the assessments reviewed included short circuit analysis, protective

device coordination study, voltage drop analysis, arc flash analysis, and equipment

condition assessment of the Medical Center’s medium voltage power system.

During the protective device coordination study, the ratings and settings of the

existing overcurrent protective devices are examined and those that are currently

not properly coordinated are identified. In addition, a condition assessment survey

is performed in order to identify equipment in poor or inoperable condition, as well

as to generally assess the age of the system equipment.


Under the peer review, the RCC team provided hands on assistance to the

survey teams and study preparer engineer during all aspects of the project to

ensure that the studies were done correctly and in a timely manner. Each study

was reviewed for proper Selective Coordination, Short Circuit Evaluation, and

Arc Fault Analysis. A cost analysis was also performed on each corrective action

that was identified and suggested within each study. At each milestone 60%, 90%

and 100% RCC provided comments back to the study preparer so that the most

quality assessment was performed.