Government Case Studies

Case Study 129: Multiple Ground Fault Systems Industry Sector: Government • Railroad

Project Description:
Staneco Corporation designed and fabricated a safety ground fault system for the railroad industry which allowed either 800 Amp or 400 Amp service to be manually connected via high amperage power cables to the passenger cars. This system permitted passenger cars to be climate controlled, readying cars for service, without the use of a locomotive to generate the power. A back feed option was available whereby a locomotive could be directly connected to the control panel. This permitted the locomotive to be used to generate power needed at various railroad facilities during brownout conditions.

Project Outcome:
By adding these systems, locomotives and associated personnel were not needed resulting in great financial savings and increased efficiency to the railroad. The back feed option, by utilizing a locomotive, allowed for an alternate source of power during extreme brownout conditions.

Case Study 128: Multiple card access control panels Industry Sector: Government • Security

Process or Machine Fabricated

  • Multiple card access control panels

Project Description:
Staneco Corporation fabricated over 1,000 card access control panels over a one year time frame. Panels were dropped shipped to various locations for field installation. Scheduling and coordination of project was critical since panels being replaced contained the Y2K software bug and security would be compromised if dates were missed. The project scope doubled in size from original estimates as new locations were discovered with old equipment during site evaluations.

Project Outcome:
Client was able to make all necessary upgrades and test all installations prior to Y2K deadline. By meeting the critical delivery dates, the financial impact of overall project stayed within budget.  This successful high profile project built a relationship resulting in multiple ongoing contracts.