Automation, Controls

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: February 5-11, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. choosing between an ECM and VFD, BAS integration, data center metrics, NEC changes and the scope and cost of a BAS.

By Chris Vavra February 12, 2021
Courtesy: Justin Maconochie, Stantec

Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s top 5 articles online over the past week covered choosing between an ECM and VFD, BAS integration, data center metrics, NEC changes and the scope and cost of a BAS. 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. 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.

3. 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.

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

5. Identify cost, scope of a BASFinding the budget to implement a building automation system often proves challenging. Learn to compare scope against the cybersecurity requirements.


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