Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, February 1-7: Motors, drives, and HVAC efficiency, updates to ASHRAE 90.1, designs for pumping technologies, more

Articles about motors, drives, and HVAC efficiency, updates to ASHRAE 90.1, designs for pumping technologies, understanding transfer switch operation, and designing with NFPA 101-2015 were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, February 1-7. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

02/08/2016


Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Feb. 1-7, covered motors, drives, and HVAC efficiency, updates to ASHRAE 90.1, designs for pumping technologies, understanding transfer switch operation, and designing with NFPA 101-2015. Link to each article below.

1. Motors, drives, and HVAC efficiency

Engineers must understand how the components in the HVAC systems they design use power and how they can be optimized without compromising traditional design values. Motors and drives are shown in relation to the design of HVAC systems.

2. Updates to ASHRAE 90.1

An update of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 looks at building envelope, HVAC, plumbing, lighting, and elevators and escalators. The bulk of the article will focus on the 2013 edition, with a look at 2016 addenda that are already approved.

3. Designs for pumping technologies

By making correct pump and piping selections, systems can operate at or near peak efficiency, avoid cavitation, and maintain a long service life. With each system type a multitude of options are available to a designer or engineer; but within these, the best option must be selected for a given application.

4. Understanding transfer switch operation

Consulting engineers should understand transfer switch construction, performance requirements, selection criteria, and desired operation to ensure that critical systems and equipment are supplied with reliable backup power when needed.

5. Designing with NFPA 101-2015

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code dictates a great deal for all building types, including egress, features of fire protection, sprinkler systems, alarms, emergency lighting, smoke barriers, and special hazard protection.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, February 1-7, for articles published within the last two months.

- Ksenia Avrakhova, production coordinator, CFE Media, ksia94@gmail.com.



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