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Demystifying IT room protection requirements
Demystifying IT room protection requirements

Information technology (IT) equipment area/room designs must balance the needs for security, cooling, and fire protection.Read More

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Preventing arc flash in mission critical facilities
Preventing arc flash in mission critical facilities

To address arc flash problems, we turn to codes and standards. NEC 240.87 is an important leap in arc flash safety for the electrical industry, along with NFPA 70E and IEEE 1584: IEEE Guide for... Read More

Designing with liquid-immersion cooling systems
Designing with liquid-immersion cooling systems

Liquid cooling is an option in some data centers. Consider these best practices when looking at immersion cooling for your next data center project.Read More

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Your questions answered: Fire/life safety: Notification systems
Your questions answered: Fire/life safety: Notification systems

NFPA 72 defines how fire notification systems should be designed and installed. Here is additional information from the Oct. 13, 2016, webcast on Fire/life safety: Notification systems. Read More

The demands of mixed-use facilities
The demands of mixed-use facilities

Mixed-use facilities require engineers to handle several complex components. Here, engineers with experience on such facilities offer advice on bringing successful execution into the mix.Read More

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Did you know a digital version of the magazine is released every month? It is easily viewed from your desktop or tablet device. The October issue of Consulting-Specifying Engineer includes stories on commissioning lighting control systems and hot water systems.
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Critical Power: Circuit protection
Although a building’s entire electrical distribution system is important, its overcurrent protection is the most critical to safety. Overcurrent includes short circuits and overloads. During a short circuit, electrical current bypasses the load, taking the path of least resistance. An overload is an overcurrent condition within normal current paths. If an overload is allowed to persist, it can cause equipment or wiring damage and potentially start a fire. Temporary overloads can be harmless; sustained overloads can cause damage.

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2017 Product of the Year winners
2017 Product of the Year winners

Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers have cast their votes for the 2017 Product of the Year; read... Read More

Explosion-proof smoke detectors
Explosion-proof smoke detectors

The Det-Tronics SmokeWatch is applicable to industrial HVAC duct-monitoring.Read More

Fire pump models
Fire pump models

Armstrong added two horizontal split case (HSC) models with tilted parting design to its fireset... Read More

Aspirating smoke detector
Aspirating smoke detector

Honeywell's Xtralis VESDA-E VEP smoke detector offers improved detection performance and touch... Read More

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