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    Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center

    Harbor City, CA


Kaiser Permanente South Bay consists of a 280,000 square foot, four-story hospital. The hospital has 92 medical/surgical rooms, and ICU and several cardiac care beds. Within the facilities D&T area is a Radiology Department, including General x-ray, CT and MRI, a Cath. Lab, Nuclear Medicine and a 39-bay Emergency Department. The support Services include a cafeteria, inpatient food services, pharmacy, environmental services, administration and conference space.

Pan-Pacific Mechanical was responsible for the plumbing and mechanical scope on this project as well as the Fuel Oil work. Pan-Pacific installed one 25,000 gallon underground fuel tank and a Pressure Line Leak Detection (PLLD) system to perform precision leak testing at full pressure. PPM designed a program for Kaiser to apply to their existing systems that utilizes code and helps detect catastrophic leaks. Should a leak be detected at a pre-set pressure threshold, the system would shutoff power to the Submersible Turbine Pump (STP) and notify the site operator minimizing environmental damage and preventing a public safety issue. Pan-Pacific’s system includes permitting with local agencies, OSHPD coordination, overall install wiring and interconnecting panels on specific sites. . The fuel scope included monitoring, installation of multiple transition sumps, heavy controls, a Master Control Panel and fuel filters for each tank.