Fire, Life Safety - Emerg, Standby, Backup

Cory J. Abramowicz, ESD (Environmental Systems Design); Matt Chandler, KJWW Engineering Consultants; Andrew B. Horning, Bala Consulting Engineers Inc.; Julianne Laue, Mortenson Construction; Matthew Pastore, GHT Ltd.; John Yoon, McGuire Engineers Inc.; Mi

Engineering flexible office buildings

Office buildings need to have the ability to accommodate myriad types of businesses and activities... » more

Engineering hospital systems to work effortlessly

While quite a bit of engineering goes into each mechanical, electrical, plumbing, or fire and life... » more

Figure 4: NFPA 110 requires an expanded set of monitoring and alarm functions. This photo is of a genset-mounted annunciator that is compliance with Type 10, Class 1.5, Level 1 emergency power system requirements.

Understanding NFPA 101 for mission critical facilities

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code 2015 is a reference used for strategies to protect people based on... » more

Figure 2: This is a photo of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) battery string with over 50 gallons of electrolytes. Special ventilation for this installation is required per the International Fire Code (IFC).

Storage battery requirements

The International Fire Code (IFC) and NFPA 1: Fire Code need to be considered when specifying... » more

MEP Roundtable Resopondents

Battling the complexity of designing government facilities: Electrical/lighting/power and fire/life safety

The government can be a tough customer, and the projects that state, municipal, federal, and... » more

NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems

Consulting engineers who specify emergency power equipment understand that installations for... » more

Designing electrical systems for health care facilities—especially hospitals—is more demanding than for conventional buildings because the stakes are so high. Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer

Your questions answered: Circuit protection in health care facilities

Designing electrical systems for health care facilities—especially hospitals—is more demanding than... » more

Cory J. Abramowicz, ESD (Environmental Systems Design); Matt Chandler, KJWW Engineering Consultants; Andrew B. Horning, Bala Consulting Engineers Inc.; Julianne Laue, Mortenson Construction; Matthew Pastore, GHT Ltd.; John Yoon, McGuire Engineers Inc.; Mi Figure 4: NFPA 110 requires an expanded set of monitoring and alarm functions. This photo is of a genset-mounted annunciator that is compliance with Type 10, Class 1.5, Level 1 emergency power system requirements. Figure 2: This is a photo of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) battery string with over 50 gallons of electrolytes. Special ventilation for this installation is required per the International Fire Code (IFC). MEP Roundtable Resopondents Designing electrical systems for health care facilities—especially hospitals—is more demanding than for conventional buildings because the stakes are so high. Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer

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Aspirating smoke detector

Honeywell's Xtralis VESDA-E VEP smoke detector offers improved detection performance and touch screen display. » more

Innovative groove system for piping

Victaulic has launched its FireLock Innovative Groove System (IGS) for 1-in. fire protection piping.

PEX press fittings

Viega PEX Press fittings make consistent, reliable PEX tubing connections.

Clamped explosion-proof enclosure

Eaton's Crouse-Hinds offers a clamped EBMX explosion-proof enclosure.

Fire protection detection tubing

Firetrace International has just been granted the LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) approval for both its 3M Novec 1230 and FM-200 direct low pressure (DLP) systems.  » more

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Fire, life safety in office buildings

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