Upstate Shredding: 9,000 HP Shredder Motor Installation


Formed in 1996, Upstate Shredding, LLC is the largest, privately-owned scrap metal company in New York State.

The project at Upstate’s Owego, NY facility enhanced shredding capacity and capability by providing electrical and structural upgrades that accommodated VA 9000 horsepower motor.

The electrical design included the installation of a new 4,160 volt feed to a 1,500 kVA transformer. This new 4,160 V service supports the upgrade of an existing 6,000 horsepower motor to a 9,000 horsepower motor. The electrical design also included a 2000 amp Motor Control Center (MCC) branch circuit wiring, lighting, control wiring and cable tray design.

Delta also coordinated with New York State Electric & Gas to provide the over current protection settings for the electrical distribution system that were necessary to provide system reliability for the Owego site. Structural design included modifications to the building structure and foundations. Civil design included site grading and paving.

This project also included an arc flash hazard study of the Upstate Shredding electrical distribution equipment. Delta entered the one line diagram into the SKM Power Tools for Windows analysis software to calculate the arc flash hazard levels at the equipment identified on the provided component list.

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