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CASE STUDY

Compressor Upgrade for Hills Laboratories

The laboratory faced a production crisis with an outdated electrical system

Project Requirements

At Hills Laboratories, growth was happening at light speed. But their power infrastructure was stuck in the past. When Peebles Electrical installed a backup compressor in 2019, we warned that running both compressors together could overload their outdated electrical system. Hills was confident they’d never need that capacity. Yet within a few years, that day arrived. With production scaled up and no way to run both compressors, the lab faced a crisis.

Hills Labs Exterior

Planning

That's when Hills called in the Peebles team. With our experience designing and installing large-scale electrical systems, we knew we could develop an innovative solution. But it wouldn't be easy. The building's existing cabling and circuit breaker were far too small for the 24kW compressors. And running new cables the full 136m length of the building without penetrating any walls? Now that posed an exciting challenge.

Implementation

Our team loves solving problems like this. We began by carrying out comprehensive load calibrations to determine the full electrical needs. Next, we planned a complete site shutdown to install a new heavy-duty isolator and circuit breaker tied directly to the building supply. With the foundation upgraded, we set our sights on running the new cabling. Our experts carefully threaded the cables throughout the entire building length without compromising the exterior walls.

Outcomes

With the new distribution panel installed and cables connected, we commissioned the system. The results? A fully upgraded power infrastructure with plenty of capacity for Hills' continued growth. When they're ready to add that second compressor, Peebles will be onsite to handle it seamlessly. Hills know they can count on us for innovative solutions to meet their needs today and power their growth into the future.

Peebles Electrical has been our primary electrical contractor here at Hill Labs since 2019. We operate a very complex laboratory with a multi-million dollar investment in high-end instruments, equipment and services and rely heavily on our contractors to ensure a continuous operation. Peebles Electrical have provided a reliable, dependable and flexible service and fostered a good business relationship with Hill Labs. We are a 24/7 facility providing time-critical testing so demand a quick response to breakdowns and trust Peebles Electrical in their support of our business.

Dave Daley
Hill Labs
Hill Labs

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