Damatt Engineering, Inc. provides high-quality electrical and control systems engineering, programming, and design services for a wide variety of industrial clients.  Our projects have included the design of new high-voltage substations, electrical distribution systems, medium-voltage motor and equipment protective relaying, and state–of-the-art process control systems.

Here is a sampling of our completed engineering, integration, and specialized projects:


Premium Sand Plant

GraniterockAromas, CA

Damatt provided complete electrical engineering, PLC and HMI programming, and commissioning services for a new sand processing plant.  A new switchboard with modern electric trip units along with a 3000KVA transformer was installed. The existing electrical room was modernized to provide for the required power needs of the six-floor processing plant.  Horizontal and vertical raceways were engineered to distribute power and control system cabling from the electrical room and throughout the plant superstructure.  Detailed P&ID’s were developed and sensors were specified for the complex process requiring twenty fluid control loops.  A custom recipe system was developed and deployed between the HMI and PLC.

Hydro Powerhouse No. 3 – New Generator Excitation System, Controls, and Protective Relaying, Generation Plant No. 3

Southern California EdisonKaweah, CA

Damatt provided electrical design to Southern California Edison design standards for a hydro-electric generating station which was originally built in the early 1900’s.  Due to the absence of electrical drawings, extensive field investigation was required to document existing wiring and control systems before detailed design could begin.  Damatt provided complete AC and DC elementary drawings for the generator protection, control and excitation schemes, the step-up transformer bank protection, and the transmission system intertie circuit breaker.  Damatt provided complete point-to-point wiring diagrams for all new relaying and control panels which allowed the panels to shop fabricated.  The scope included field construction support, and start-up and commissioning engineering

New 2,500 HP, 4kV VFD Induced-Draft Fan Drives

Lehigh Permanente CementCupertino, CA

Damatt provided complete electrical design for two new 2,500 HP, 4.16 kV induced-draft fan drives. The scope included development of procurement specifications for the drives, bid analysis, and purchase recommendation. Damatt provided electrical, control system, and instrumentation design to interface the new drives into the existing cement plant Honeywell DCS and Allen-Bradley PLC based control systems. Construction management, PLC and DCS programming, drive interface configuration, and start-up and commissioning services were included in the Damatt scope.

Replacement of 4kV Medium Voltage Motor Controllers Plant-Wide Relay and Protective Device Coordination Study

Lehigh Permanente CementCupertino, CA

Damatt provided a short-circuit, load flow, and relay coordination study for the entire cement plant, including the pyro-processing plant, the finish mill plant, and the quarry and rock plant areas.  The entire plant from the dual 60kV incoming transmission circuits to the 480V motor control centers was modeled using Operation Technologies, Inc. ETAP software.  As part of the relay and protective device coordination scope, Damatt recommended several relay setting changes to give improved phase and ground fault selective overcurrent coordination.

New 20 MVA, 60/4kV Finish Mill Substation

Lehigh Permanente CementCupertino, CA

Damatt provided complete electrical and structural design for a new single-ended 20 MVA, 60/4.16 kV main substation for the finish mill plant and the quarry.  The design included a new 15/20 MVA transformer bank, a new transmission line dead-end structure, and new 3000 Amp 4.16 kV indoor metal-clad switchgear.  New transformer primary overcurrent and bank differential relaying interfaced to a remote switchyard transmission breaker was included in the design.  A PLC-based SCADA and alarming system was designed and interfaced to substation switchgear and relaying to allow for remote alarm monitoring from a central control room location in the cement plant.

New Cogeneration Unit

General ChemicalRichmond, CA

Damatt provided complete electrical and control systems design and start-up services for a new 1 MW cogeneration unit to provide process heat and electrical power for the plant.  A new 12 kV main switchgear lineup interfaced the new cogeneration unit with the utility and with the plant.  Protective relaying was provided to sense power system disturbances and to separate the plant from the utility, allowing the plant to continue to operate even during complete utility electrical outages.  The system also monitored utility voltage for stability and automatically re-paralleled the plant and generator with the utility.

Cement Truck Loading Upgrades

Lehigh Southwest Cement CompanyTehachapi, CA and Cupertino, CA

Damatt provided electrical design for the upgrade of two cement truck loading facilities with a goal of improving system visibility and decreasing truck loading times by more than half.  The design required the procurement of new electrical and PLC equipment with the modification of existing equipment to control project costs.  Damatt observed construction and provided commissioning support services and coordinated between several vendors and support specialists to bring the projects to a successful conclusion.