Power Distribution Upgrade

Client: Archer Daniels Midland Co.
Completion Date: 2009
Location: Clinton, Iowa


Burns & McDonnell provided engineering services for the upgrade of the power distribution system at the Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) corn processing plant in Clinton, Iowa.


  • Engineering design


The project involved upgrading the power distribution system for various processes at the facility.

Burns & McDonnell was responsible for all one-line diagrams, schematic diagrams, wiring diagrams, relay settings, vendor drawing reviews and factory acceptance tests of the switchgears.


  • Created one-line diagrams for these switchgear line-ups:
    • 13.8-kV distribution switchgears
    • 4160-V switchgears
    • 480-V switchgears
  • Created AC/DC schematics
  • Created interconnection drawings
  • Relay settings for the switchgears
  • Factory acceptance tests