Administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing serves as the sole producer of all U.S. currency bills and notes. The Bureau also designs and manufactures postage stamps, Treasury obligations and other U.S. securities. Singleton was tasked with upgrading the building’s electrical system, which entailed replacing four complete switchgear lineups. Each lineup included network transformers, network protectors, switchgear and bus ducts connecting the gear to each of the new transformers.
The BEP remained occupied and in full use throughout the project, which required uninterrupted power to the building. Singleton scheduled outages well in advance, and any outages or changeovers took place on the weekends when the building was not in use.
During the course of the project, it became evident that the building did not have adequate backup power for critical loads. Singleton assisted in the design and installation of redundant feeders to the IT systems and the CPOC area, with a complete building-wide UPS system and distribution.