Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, February 23 to March 1: Fire suppression piping systems, VFD and motor strategies, NFPA 72 and 720 code changes, more
Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Feb. 23-Mar. 1, covered fire suppression piping systems, VFD and motor strategies for energy efficiency, NFPA 72 and 720 code changes, ASHRAE 90.1 and integrated design, and results from the 2014 electrical, power study. Link to each article below.
Fire protection engineers should use the guidance of NFPA 13 when designing fire suppression piping in nonresidential buildings.
A variable frequency drive (VFD) often is specified to reduce operational cost for pumps, fans, compressors, or any similar equipment with variable load profiles that may be found in a typical building. Here’s how to specify a VFD to meet load conditions while achieving efficiency.
Here’s what fire protection engineers need to know about the NFPA 72 and 720 code requirements for sleeping rooms.
ASHRAE Standard 90.1 is under continuous maintenance. This article focuses on the recent evolution of this standard, the impact on energy and performance, the design process, and how human interaction can improve energy efficiency.
According to the data in this report, inadequate budgets and keeping up with frequent codes and standards updates for electrical and power systems design are continuous challenges that aren’t expected to change anytime soon.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, February 23 to March 1, for articles published within the last two months.
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