Obernel specializes in electrical engineering for building and infrastructure systems such as building lighting, power generation and power distribution. Our Approach to design for electrical systems is to integrate solutions utilizing the latest technologies available.
Airport lighting, including runway and taxiway edge lighting and signage, and NAVAIDS are critical elements in airport lighting design. Obernel Engineering’s electrical engineering team is experienced in all types of airport lighting system and NAVAID design, including implementing the newest LED runway and taxiway edge lights, LED guidance signs, LED PAPI systems, LED approach lights and LED wind cones.
Throughout our company’s history, we’ve had the opportunity to work in a variety of different industrial environments to complete projects specific to each owner. The diversity of our experiences has provided us with a wealth of knowledge to meet any challenges our customers face with poise and positivity.
At Obernel, we focus our industrial design on four core areas; central energy, industrial HVAC, electrical system design and industrial equipment selection and installation. With Obernel’s expertise and technical competence, we deliver highly-engineered solutions of all types and scale.
Central Energy (Universities, Hospitals, Process Plants)
- High-pressure boiler plants
- High tonnage chilled water plants
- Combined heat and power co-generation plants
- Campus utility distribution (Steam, Condensate, Chilled Water, Heating Water)
Electrical System Design (Process Plants, Manufacturing Facilities, University Campuses)
- Power distribution and generation systems
- Electrical gear and equipment selection
- Motor control center and variable frequency drive design
Industrial Equipment Selection and Installation (Process and Refining, Packaging, Manufacturing, Food Processing)
- New mechanical and electrical equipment to replace outdated equipment
- Process upgrades to increase efficiency and capacity
- Implementation of new production systems
- Total project administration from project budgeting through completion of construction
At Obernel Engineering, our electrical engineers and designers will work closely with architects and owners to match lighting schemes to each space. With three Certified Lighting Designers on staff, we have the capabilities to model the lighting in any space, interior or exterior, giving both light levels as well as a rendering, displaying a preview of how the lighting will appear.
We always keep energy efficiency in mind in our lighting designs and will work to incorporate the latest proven and most efficient lighting technology. Obernel’s engineers are proficient in meeting LEED design requirements and all energy code requirements. Whether lighting for energy savings, performance of visual tasks, way-finding, or highlighting architectural elements for aesthetic or functional purposes, we are the experts.
Obernel Engineering’s electrical engineers and designers have many years of experience in designing highly reliable medium voltage systems for power distribution. Power distribution components and designs typically include medium voltage switches, transformers, man-holes, duct banks, cables, etc. Whether it is a simple campus owned distribution system, or a complex distribution loop for both emergency and normal power, we have experience in designing, modifying and extending the power distribution system.
Downtime for a facility can mean lost revenue, upset clients and even danger to human life. On-site generators make a facility able to sustain some or all of its operations, regardless of the state of utility power, and will also allow a facility to meet emergency power code requirements. In some cases, on-site generation can help a facility receive attractive energy rates for operational cost savings.
Obernel Engineering’s electrical engineers and designers have years of experience designing, maintaining and modifying electrical systems that incorporate generators. From emergency standby to peak shaving prime power; from diesel to natural gas fuel; from small economical self-contained units to multiple large generators paralleled together for redundancy and extra capacity; we are proficient in providing the generator system that meets any facility’s needs.
Properly designed street and site lighting is necessary to provide a safe and functional environment for the occupants and users of any facility or community. It is also a way to highlight architectural and aesthetic elements.
Obernel Engineering’s electrical engineers have many years of experience in designing street lighting, walkway and area lighting systems and have lighting modeling software tools to ensure an effective installation. From meeting DOT requirements to designing systems using the latest in high-efficiency LED technology, we are the professionals needed for any project.
Facilities are becoming more and more complex as technology requirements increase. Obernel Engineering’s electrical engineering team are experts in all types of systems design including phone/data distribution, UPS systems, wireless systems, nurse call, wander-guard, fire alarm, mass notification, sound systems, security, access control, intrusion detection and more. Our experience includes facility types ranging from healthcare to educational to institutional and anything in between.
Electrical system problems can be as difficult to diagnose as they are frustrating. Obernel Engineering’s electrical engineers are knowledgeable in forensic engineering, testing and monitoring of electrical systems to identify electrical issues in order to suggest and implement remedies. Through the use of testing and monitoring equipment we are also able to identify any unseen issues on an electrical system that may cause problems down the road. Many times, steps can be taken to prevent future equipment failure or to improve a system’s overall efficiency.