Automation, Controls

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: January 15-21, 2021

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

By Chris Vavra January 22, 2021
Courtesy: WSP USA

Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s top 5 articles online over the past week covered the cost and scope of a BAS, choosing between an ECM and VFD, NEC changes, data center metrics and electrical grounding and bonding. Were you out last week? Catch up with a link to each article below.

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

2. 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.

3. NEC changes enhance resiliency The 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code added changes to improve resiliency electrical system design.

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

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


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