Crockett Substation Distribution Development Plan and Internal Request

Houston, Texas

Binkley & Barfield | DCCM provided engineering and design for the Crockett Substation. The design of 25,000 feet of new build circuit and upgrades to the existing overhead facilities. This included multiple terminal poles, capacitor banks, and pole top switches that were all done in highly congested areas with limited space and clearances. Several places required circuits to be built double-stacked due to limited space in the established commercial and residential areas. In addition, the plan included six railroad crossings that must meet strict clearance and enhanced building requirements. Three of these crossings required the use of load-bearing concrete poles, and two of these were double-circuit crossings.

Binkley & Barfield | DCCM provided engineering and design of the Internal Request (ILRT) work inside the substation yard to convert the outdated Crockett substation to a low-profile design. In doing so, our design team had to relocate existing escapes out of the way to build the new low-profile substation. This all had to be done while keeping the circuits energized. Binkley & Barfield | DCCM came up with the most efficient action plan. After many field meetings where our staff represented the client’s Overhead department for this project, we designed and engineered four overhead and six terminal pole work orders and provided consulting for the entirety of this project. We had to relocate circuits CR01 through CR06 and coordinate our work with the substation, transmission, and MUG engineering.

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