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Previewing NEC 2017 changes
Previewing NEC 2017 changes

The current version of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) is the 2014 edition. Though this version has not been adopted in all jurisdictions, this article reviews a project that is being designed to meet the 2014 code. A few key updates to the NEC in 2017 and their potential impacts to future designs are also...Read More

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Understanding NFPA 101 for mission critical facilities
Understanding NFPA 101 for mission critical facilities

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code 2015 is a reference used for strategies to protect people based on building construction, protection, and occupancy features that minimize the effects of fire and other... Read More

Storage battery requirements
Storage battery requirements

The International Fire Code (IFC) and NFPA 1: Fire Code need to be considered when specifying stationary storage battery systems to ensure public safety.Read More

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Paralleling generator systems
Paralleling generator systems

When designing generator systems, electrical engineers must ensure that generators and the building electrical systems that they support are appropriate for the specific application. Whether... Read More

Tying a microgrid to the smart grid
Tying a microgrid to the smart grid

Building owners frequently integrate the utility's smart grid into their buildings to reduce electricity use and increase energy efficiency. Microgrids can further lower costs and raise reliability... Read More

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Electrical Design for Motors
Learn all of the skills necessary to design branch circuits for motors. This course covers single and three phase induction motors, elevator motors, fire pumps, and refrigeration motors. Not only will you learn over current and short circuit protection, you will also learn the National Electrical Code (NEC) criteria for sizing conduit and wire for these motors. Learn little known design tips to reduce installation costs, while still staying within all the NEC criteria for the design of these branch circuits.
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2017 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote for this year's best products
2017 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote for this year's best products

Who will win gold in 2017? Consulting-Specifying Engineer announces the finalists for this year's... Read More

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Understanding Generator Set Rating Definitions
Presenters Nicholas Paolo will educate consulting specifying engineers regarding the various factors that influence a generator set’s ratings, and how familiarity with these factors can contribute to more economical and reliable facility designs. Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET
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