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NFPA 92 defines design, testing of smoke control systems
NFPA 92 defines design, testing of smoke control systems

NFPA 92: Standard for Smoke Control Systems provides fire protection engineers with guidance for the design and testing of smoke control systems.Read More

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Designing efficient, effective boilers
Designing efficient, effective boilers

Several codes and standards regulate boiler specification, plus energy efficiency and efficacy of these boiler systems.Read More

Mitigating harmonics in electrical systems
Mitigating harmonics in electrical systems

Although devices using power electronics can produce distortion in electrical distribution systems, it’s up to the engineer to apply effective solutions to mitigate them.Read More

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Integrating power monitoring systems
Integrating power monitoring systems

After determining the power load profile of a commercial building, engineers need to ensure the system is monitored and integrated with the building's other engineered systems. Here a group of... Read More

Selecting energy-efficient transformers
Selecting energy-efficient transformers

Engineers should know the design concepts for selecting and sizing transformers to help achieve energy efficiency.Read More

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Critical Power: NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems
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Hard and soft metric: It's actually ‘conversion’ and ‘substitution’
Hard and soft metric: It's actually ‘conversion’ and ‘substitution’

After discussing "hard" and "soft" metric conversions in a previous blog post, I found that there... Read More

Specifying lighting controls: Part 2
Specifying lighting controls: Part 2

When specifying a lighting control system, reviewing the four types of lighting control discussed... Read More

Specifying lighting controls: Part 1
Specifying lighting controls: Part 1

Part 1 looks at four common types of lighting controls: panelboards, dimming controls, addressable... Read More

Closed and open specifications
Closed and open specifications

What exactly are they, and how should engineers specify products or systems with the four different... Read More

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