Project Report: Masonic Village

Elizabethtown, PA

IETC self-performed the project Design-Build (performed the engineering, equipment procurement and construction all in house). The project consisted of (72) cottages or (36-duplexes) depending on how you looked at it, for retirement living. We were responsible for the power distribution around the cottage development which consisted of 12,470V underground feeders. This was made possible through medium voltage switches and single phase transformers.

We furnished and installed all equipment including the concrete vaults that the power equipment mounted to. We also provided 240/120V single phase underground feeders from the transformers to each cottage and installed power metering at each transformer. In addition, we installed the telecommunications and fire alarm to each of the cottages, furnished and installed all LED street lighting, as well as, coordinated with the Owner (Masonic Village) and the General Contractor (Warfel Construction) to deliver a sound system and meet the delivery date schedule.

This was a high-end, fast paced project with many hurdles and included a high-level of coordination with the General Contractor and owner. For more info on Masonic Village visit masonicvillages.org.

Employee Spotlight

Chris Menges · Project Manager/ Estimator

Chris Menges is an Estimator / Project Manager at IETC. In his past, he has managed and estimated projects from large scale construction to small home Generator projects. Chris also will manage the project as it progresses thru its many Construction phases. Chris started 23 years ago as an electrician in the field then was promoted into the office as an estimator after a few more years was promoted to a Project Manager / Estimator. Chris has a passion for the outdoors whether it be hunting, hiking, horseback riding, or just plain old relaxing. As long as the sky is above him.

Kirk Jones IETC

Kirk Jones · Electrical Testing Manager

Kirk Jones is currently Electrical Testing Manager with IETC. Kirk graduated in 1985 with a degree in English & Marketing from Susquehanna University. He is an award winning professional with over 30 years of sales and management experience. Kirk has extensive knowledge in electrical distribution systems, specifically preventive maintenance and testing applications. Kirk also has worked closely with HVAC systems and energy management solution applications. Kirk has experience in developing and managing several electrical firms, where he trained, managed and sold both high voltage and medium voltage electrical preventive maintenance testing services and other electrical applications to commercial, industrial, healthcare and educational clients.

He is a Level I certified thermographer and also owned his own business offering energy management solutions to his clients. Kirk prides himself in taking a consultive role helping customers meet their complex challenges to match the right services for the right applications.

Kirk is married, lives in New Cumberland, has five children (4 of them are girls!), two grandsons and two dogs. He has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, loves to camp, cook and spend time outdoors.

Spring Cleaning Is Spring Safety!

As we roll into another season, take advantage of our electrical testing and preventative maintenance services to perform Spring Cleaning on your facility electrical power distribution equipment. We had a rough, cold winter and your equipment would benefit from a thorough cleaning and inspection to prevent unplanned outages. Below is a starter-checklist to make sure you’re running right.

Benefits Of Using IETC | We provide testing and preventative maintenance service.

1. Our test equipment is calibrated and certified by a third party annually.
2. Certified, experienced and safety conscious technicians
3. Reports are reviewed by a Registered Professional Engineer within the company
4. If problems are found, IETC has the resources, equipment and experience to make the necessary repairs quickly and efficiently
5. Experience with medium voltage up to 138KV

Why perform electrical testing and preventative maintenance on your equipment?

1. Extend the life of the equipment and reduce downtime for unplanned outages
2. Increase operational safety, reliability and productivity
3. Prevent potential faults and failures
4. Insurance requirements

Transformer In Trouble?!

· Transformer Testing
· Doble Power Factor
· Transformer Turns Ratio
· Winding Resistance
· Oil Quality
· Dissolved Gas Analysis
· Oil Leaks and Repairs
· Loose Connections
· Grounding Issues
· Insurance Requirements

Switchgear & Switchboards

Keep the main power distribution center of your business in tip top shape!
· Inspection and Cleaning
· Test control devices (i.e. meters, single phase protection, etc)
· Test circuit breakers and fused switches
· Insulation Resistance Testing
· Ground Resistance Testing

Underground Medium Voltage Cables

Are your underground medium voltage cables about to fail?
· Visual Inspection
· Verify cable shielding
· Perform Very Low Frequency (VLF) with Tan Delta testing
· This is a nondestructive test and test the cables at very low frequency (0.1Hz) compared to DC Hi-Pot testing, which is considered a destructive test.
· IETC currently has (2) VLF test sets to meet your cable testing needs.

Infrared Thermography Scanning

Address loose connections and hot spots now before they become a problem!
· IETC has (4) certified Infrared Thermographer Technicians
· (1) Level I · (2) Level II · (1) Level III
· Self-calibrated, high-end IR Cameras
· Properly plan to make repairs for issues found during a PM in lieu of experiencing an unplanned outage.