Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, February 8-14: Defining NFPA 37, motors, drives, and HVAC efficiency, NFPA 101-2015, more

Articles about defining NFPA 37, motors, drives, and HVAC efficiency, designing with NFPA 101-2015, connecting renewable energy systems, and specifying electrical, power systems for office buildings were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, February 8-14. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

02/15/2016


Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Feb. 8-14, covered defining NFPA 37, motors, drives, and HVAC efficiency, designing with NFPA 101-2015, connecting renewable energy systems, and specifying electrical, power systems for office buildings. Link to each article below.

1. Defining NFPA 37

NFPA 37 outlines the minimum fire safety requirements for the installation and operation of permanently installed engines including stationary, engine-driven equipment.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Connecting renewable energy systems

Electrical engineers have several items to consider when interconnecting renewable energy production systems.

5. Specifying electrical, power systems for office buildings

The Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Electrical and Power Study indicates that 63% of respondents specify, design, or make product selections for office buildings-and 82% of these engineers determine requirements/write specifications, 72% research and evaluate options, and 69% recommend the product brand.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, February 8-14, for articles published within the last two months.

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



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