Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, March 23-29: Standby, emergency power in mission critical facilities; the IoT and data centers; motor and VFD pitfalls; more

Articles about standby vs. emergency power in mission critical facilities, the Internet of Things and data centers, pitfalls in specifying motors and VFDs, piping arrangements for fire pumps, and energy performance in mission critical facilities were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, March 23-29. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

03/30/2015


Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Mar. 23-29, covered standby vs. emergency power in mission critical facilities, the Internet of Things and data centers, pitfalls in specifying motors and VFDs, piping arrangements for fire pumps, and energy performance in mission critical facilities. Link to each article below.

1. 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. 

2. How the Internet of Things affects the data center

An enormous amount of processing and storage capacity is needed to keep pace with the Internet of Things. 

3. Common pitfalls in specifying motors and VFDs

Ten common issues that can affect functionality of motors and variable frequency drive (VFD) specification. 

4. Piping arrangements for fire pumps

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

5. Energy performance in mission critical facilities

Mission critical facilities, such as data centers, are judged carefully on their energy use. Engineers should focus on the codes and standards that dictate energy performance and how building energy performance can be enhanced. 

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, March 23-29, for articles published within the last two months.

- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.



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