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Option Option 1 By Lift Car

Description A higher duty load of an existing goods lift. By: a) b) c) Dual load rating car 2:1 roping system Pawl devices fitted to the lift car

Pros Designed exit route using existing installed building equipment saving space as there is not a dedicated method.

Cons Higher up front cost for procurement and installing a larger capacity lift. Larger pit, overhead, and machine room may be needed. Additional running costs of operating a lift with a high duty load and KW rating Lift will need to serve from appropriate floors (Level 62 to Lower Ground)

Comment Otis on the Burj has 4500 kg @ 9.0 mps / 5500 kg @ 1.0 mps at 500 m rise.

Option 2 Through lift shaft

Use the lift shaft, hoistway and suitable lifting tackle to crane the equipment to and from the Lower Ground to appropriate technical floor.

No additional up front cost.

To use the lift shaft as required parts or all of the lift system may have to be removed, ropes, guide rails, fixing brackets, etc. There will be a cost associated with the removal and reinstatement and length of time out of service. The lift car and balance weight if not removed will need to be stored at the lowest floor and protected from falling debris and the potential of the transformer falling. Possibly a lower level than intended. Building of temporary scaffolding within lift shaft and winch system will e required to assist with removal of equipment required and cost and time associated. The lifting beam in the machine room will have to be checked, verified and certified to be used for a purpose other than lift related. Lift shaft landing may need to be designed to accommodate wider opening or have fire rated wall which can be removed when required.

Continuous route from L62 to Lower Ground loading bay. The lift entrance and shaft will need to be wide enough to accommodate equipment

Option 3 External to building

Moving the unit from outside the building using a crane; lowering it by crane or into a cradle (used for window maintenance)

Installing a crane, closing the roads and potentially closing the building to remove transformer through facades/window. Ensuring design of a platform and removable faade/window to allow removal of transformer via the side of the building. Dedicated designed system separate from other building elements Limitations on weight capacity of the window cleaning cradle. Floor space dedicated for the removal of transformers, approx 2m x 2m shaft. Dedicated equipment purchased and installed for removal of transformers. The largest building ducts are the lift shafts. To use an alternate shaft would mean building a separate dedicated shaft for the specific removal of equipment.

Option 4 Dedicated shaft*

Design a building duct large enough to accommodate equipment and use a movable hoist within and have a steel fire rated door large enough at the requisite floor where the unit is to be installed/ removed so that access can be managed.

Note: a) b) c) d) e) Preferred option is highlighted utilising existing building systems which are not for the sole purpose of plant removal, incorporating weight and dimensions of the equipment, allows for ease of removal without adding or removing building elements. Equipment information used is for a 2MVA Dry cast resin transformer IP00, dimensions 1780mmL x 1195mmW x 2180mmH, weight E 4460 kg. Life cycle of a transformer is typically quoted as 25 years, however could normally lasts longer. Initial failures can occur during installation/commissioning where there are faults, this can be limited by thorough testing at the factory but not eliminated. Lift door opening needs to be at least 1800mm wide for other equipment removal. Working to quoted car heights of 3000mmH. For the options that use the lift car or shaft the car dimensions/lift shaft and door openings will need to accommodate equipment dimensions and weight. For the options that use the lift car or shaft the car or shaft will need to serve the appropriate levels (L62 to Lower Ground loading bay).