Codes and Standards - HVAC

HVAC: Cooling systems

HVAC systems consume 25% to 30% of the energy in a typical commercial building; functionally... » more

Managing the complexities of natatoriums—part two

RTM Principal Doug Brewer shares his expertise on natatoriums, frequently referred to as indoor... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, May 2-8: Generator demand-response programs, intelligent buildings, data centers' design, more

Articles about generator demand-response programs, intelligent buildings, data centers' intricate... » more

Data centers’ intricate design: HVAC

Data centers are important structures that hold vital information for businesses, schools, public... » more

Data centers’ intricate design: Codes and standards

Data centers are important structures that hold vital information for businesses, schools, public... » more

Desiccant dehumidification system

Ascendant, a conventional cooling active desiccant dehumidification system, delivers and controls... » more

Suction diffuser

Suction Diffuser Plus minimizes pressure drop and reduces wasted pumping energy. » more

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Webcast: What is Inverter Duty Anyway?

Register for this webcast on May 24, 2016. With the ever increasing use of variable speed drives for pump systems, the question of what specifically is an “Inverter Duty” motor still remains unclear to many.

Webcast: What is Inverter Duty Anyway?

With the ever increasing use of variable speed drives for pump systems, the question of what specifically is an “Inverter Duty” motor still remains unclear to many. With technological improvements to variable frequency drives...

Your questions answered: How to Size a Centrifugal Pump Driver

Kevin Anderson, senior technical training specialist at Grundfos Pumps Corp. in Olathe, Kan., tackled unanswered questions from the April 12, 2016, webcast on sizing centrifugal pump drivers. » more

Critical power webcast: Backup power systems

Design engineers have many factors to consider when designing a backup system for a facility. Safety, maintainability, code compliance, and economics play crucial roles in determining the topology of a backup system for a...

Webcast: How to size a pump driver

Register for this April 12 event to learn that proper sizing of the horsepower rating of an electric motor or other driver is absolutely critical to the proper functioning of a pumping system.

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Understanding Specifications, Codes and Standards

Have you ever thought about how federal legislation...

Engineers generally don't get very involved in politics, but that... » more

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Video: Commissioning in the Real World: A Case Study

A recent commissioning project at the HP... » more

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