Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed content, August 2023

Read the best articles from August 2023 including: UPS design considerations, NFPA 99 and fire sprinkler systems.

By Anna Steingruber September 5, 2023
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Read the best articles from August 2023 including: UPS design considerations, NFPA 99 and fire sprinkler systems.

1. Transformer, switchgear and UPS design considerations

Several key and common engineering decisions to consider when designing a power distribution system are highlighted in a case study example.

2. Back to basics: Medical gas storage under NFPA 99

This covers the basics of medical gas storage and the requirements for health care spaces detailed in NFPA 99

3. Industrial, manufacturing building electrical, power system design

Industrial, manufacturing facilities have high power needs, and electrical engineers must rise to the challenge

4. Where and how to specify pressure-independent control valves in hydronics

While commercial hydronic systems are generally reliable and efficient, they can experience a range of issues that can impact performance and lead to increased energy costs and equipment failure

5. How to design fire sprinkler systems for high-piled storage

Learn the fire sprinkler code and requirements for high-piled storage systems design

6. Codes and standards drive industrial, manufacturing building design

Building codes and standards aid engineers in designing industrial and manufacturing buildings

7. How to improve building automation systems with ASHRAE 135: BACnet

Jason Gerke discusses ASHRAE 135, also known as BACnet, that is a standard that enables interoperability and data exchange in building control systems

8. Your questions answered: Electrical: Circuit protection

Webcast presenters answer additional questions about electrical and circuit protection and best practices engineers can apply

9. When, how to use a team approach for integrating MEP systems with fire, life safety

Successful mechanical, electrical and plumbing integration with fire and life safety systems require significant investment from all angles

10. Electrical: Circuit Protection, part 1: Overview of electrical protection, standards

John Yoon provides an overview of electrical and circuit protection and the different standards and best practices engineers need to know.

Author Bio: Associate editor, CFE Media and Technology