Long Island MacArthur Airport, Airfield Electrical Vault

The 1,100 square foot airfield electrical vault at MacArthur Airport was rapidly reaching capacity for both physical space and electrical power, and was outgrown by the increase in demands of the airfield lighting systems.

Burns was responsible for the electrical, mechanical and aeronautical design to help accommodate the growing capacity within the new vault structure, as well as the removal of equipment within the full-capacity vault.

As part of the design, Burns included a new emergency engine/generator and transfer system, with an emphasis on Category II transfer times.  The scope for this project included:

  • General electrical and lighting systems within the new vault structure
  • Incoming electrical service equipment
  • Airfield electrical vault lighting protection and grounding
  • Engine/generator and associated transfer equipment and controls, and associated fuel piping and alarm design
  • Building mechanical systems
  • Airfield, ground lighting equipment
  • Airfield Lighting Control and Monitoring System (ALCMS)
  • New home run cabling for airfield circuits from the new vault location to the airfield ductbank infrastructure
Location: Ronkonkoma, NY
Industry: Aviation
Client: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

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