McPherson Melter Project

McPherson, Kansas

McPherson Melter Project

Behrent Engineering was contracted to provide the engineering services necessary to replace one of three existing power supplies serving three glass melters at a manufacturing facility in McPherson, Kansas.

Behrent Engineering provided the engineering and design services as follows:


  • Assembled electrical demolition package for the removal of the existing Robicon SCR Power Supply as well as the Melter Electrode Copper Bus and locomotive cables.
  • Prepared plant 1-line diagrams
  • Prepared plant electrical SKM software model
  • Provided an Arc-Flash study
  • Produced Time-Current Coordination (TCC) curves for protective devices
  • Provided revised electrical plan drawings.


  • Evaluated existing steel structure for final placement of Varivolt transformer and MV contactor
  • Evaluated existing steel structure to design a transport path for the Varivolt transformer.
  • Developed structural scope of work for removal of existing Robicon SCR Power Supply Unit.
  • Designed secondary containment area and fenced enclosure for new Varivolt transformer.
  • Analyzed existing structure and designed new cable tray supports.