Codes and Standards - Electrical, Power

Mitigating arc flash hazards

Designers must account for several special constraints when mitigating arc flash hazards.  » more

Designing backup, standby, and emergency power in high-performance buildings

Electrical engineers must consider many factors when designing backup, standby, and emergency power... » more

Developing a circuit schedule

Circuit protection, as defined by NFPA 70: National Electrical Code, can be interpreted in many... » more

The art of designing sports, entertainment, and specialty structures: Electrical, power, and lighting

Entertainment venues are big businesses—and big on complexity, with a host of complex systems and... » more

The art of designing sports, entertainment, and specialty structures: Codes and standards

Entertainment venues are big businesses—and big on complexity, with a host of complex systems and... » more

How to predict electrical equipment failures

Electrical engineers can provide many services to help facility managers predict electrical... » more

Understanding overcurrent protection

Electrical engineers can use this guide to understand NFPA 70: National Electrical Code... » more

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Your questions answered: Harmonics and VFDs

Questions not answered during the Sept. 12 webcast are addressed here.  » more

Your questions answered: Design and installation considerations for generator sets

Responses to questions not answered during the Sept. 13 webcast are answered here.  » more

Webcast: Electric motor basics

Rotation is an essential part in the act of pumping thus making the motor an essential component of any pump. The purpose of the electric motor is to create this rotation by converting electrical energy into mechanical energy....

Webcast: Critical power: Power generation systems in high-performance buildings

Electrical engineers must consider many factors when designing power generation systems, as outlined in this Sept. 21 webcast. Safety, maintainability, code compliance, and economics play crucial roles in determining the topology...

Webcast: AC Drives: Efficient Motor Controller For Optimal Energy Consumption

Electrical energy demand will continue to rise with population growth, and the best way for meeting the demand is to bridge the gap between energy supply and energy consumption by eliminating inefficiencies in MDS with the use of...

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Understanding Specifications, Codes and Standards

Engineers generally don't get very involved in politics, but that needs to change. Engineering is changing from a profession that enjoys legal protection to a profession that enjoys legal protection and also needs to comply with the law in a manner that i

Have you ever thought about how federal legislation...

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Video: Tracking Standards Developments and Best...

A review of key updates to ASHRAE 189.1, followed...

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