Motors, Drives

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: February 12-18, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. Choosing between an ECM and VFD, NFPA 101 and COVID-19, NEC changes, integrating a BAS and data center metrics.

By Chris Vavra February 19, 2021
Courtesy: Koffel Associates

Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s top 5 articles online over the past week covered choosing between an ECM and VFD, NFPA 101 and COVID-19, NEC changes, integrating a BAS and data center metrics. Were you out last week? Catch up with a link to each article below.

1. How to choose between an ECM and a VFDWhile each has its place in HVAC applications, electronically commutated motors and variable frequency drives have important differences in simplicity, flexibility, cost and other factors.

2. NFPA 101 and COVID-19 Engineers need to consider the public health and life safety issues of reopening a building after COVID-19.

3. Electrical grounding and bonding per NEC Understanding correct grounding and bonding design and construction is crucial for proper electrical system operation and personnel safety.

4. Integrating a BAS into design Building systems should be high-performing, integrated and accessible — and the building automation system is the key to achieving these goals.

5. Understanding changing data center metrics There is a better way to assess data center behavior. Novel multidimensional metrics have been incorporated in data center standards and best practices.


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is the web content manager for CFE Media.