Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, September 21-27: NFPA 13 changes, minimizing arc flash hazards, Product of the Year, more

Articles about NFPA 13 changes, minimizing arc flash hazards, the 2015 Product of the Year winners, complying with NFPA 110, and ensuring power quality in mission critical facilities were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, September 21-27. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.


Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Sep. 21-27, covered NFPA 13 changes, minimizing arc flash hazards, the 2015 Product of the Year winners, complying with NFPA 110, and ensuring power quality in mission critical facilities. Link to each article below.

1. Updates, changes to NFPA 13

Nonresidential buildings have automatic fire sprinkler systems to mitigate fires, minimizing the potential for death and property loss. This looks at the current edition of NFPA 13 (2013) and reviews major changes to the 2016 edition.

2. Minimizing arc flash hazards

Rely on codes and standards to develop a robust arc flash mitigation plan.

3. 2015 Product of the Year winners

Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers have cast their votes for the 2015 Product of the Year; read about the winners.

4. Complying with NFPA 110 in mission critical facilities

Design engineers must consider the implications of combining emergency, legally required, and optional standby systems to ensure code compliance, maintainability, and economics.

5. Ensuring power quality in mission critical facilities

Many industrial, commercial, and service businesses are sensitive to power quality problems because they affect a company’s ability to compete in a global economy.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, September 21-27, for articles published within the last two months.

- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

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