Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Piping arrangements for fire pumps
Piping arrangements for fire pumps

NFPA 20 provides fire protection engineers with guidance on design and installation of fire pumps and related components.Read More

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Intelligent lighting control and energy performance
Intelligent lighting control and energy performance

By designing intelligent lighting systems, lighting designers and engineers can achieve energy performance in a variety of building types.Read More

Alternative HVAC systems Q&A
Alternative HVAC systems Q&A

Unaddressed questions from the Feb. 26, 2015, webcast on alternative heating/cooling systems include topics like variable refrigerant flow, energy modeling, and natural ventilation.Read More

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Standby vs. emergency power in mission critical facilities
Standby vs. emergency power in mission critical facilities

System designers must interpret the requirements of NFPA 110, ensure their designs follow them, and educate their clients about how the standard affects their operations.Read More

LCCA for HVAC systems
LCCA for HVAC systems

Lifecycle cost analysis (LCCA) is a tool used to determine the most cost-effective option among HVAC system alternatives.Read More

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Upcoming Webcast
WEBCAST: Critical Power: Standby power for mission critical facilities
When utility power is interrupted, standby power system failure is not an option for mission critical facilities. Mission critical facilities such as hospitals, data centers, and other highly critical buildings must remain operational—period. Vital mission critical power system characteristics include availability, reliability, security—and now efficiency.

Designing reliable and efficient standby power for mission critical facilities poses unique challenges, such as determining the size and quantity of standby generators; installation concerns such as elevation and heat de-rating; analyzing the types of loads and those load characteristics that may affect de-rating of generators; calculating the amount of on-site fuel and different types of fuels (i.e. natural gas or diesel); determining the required “ride-through” time to allow engines to start and assume the load; consideration of testing and ongoing maintenance; and anticipating a multitude of scenarios that can affect system performance.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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