Automation, Controls

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: January 29 to February 4, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. Building automation systems, choosing between an ECM and VFD, COVID-19 vaccine storage, NEC changes and COVID-19 mitigation for HVAC systems.

By Chris Vavra February 5, 2021
Courtesy: WSP USA

Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s top 5 articles online over the past week covered building automation systems, choosing between an ECM and VFD, COVID-19 vaccine storage, NEC changes and COVID-19 mitigation for HVAC systems. Were you out last week? Catch up with a link to each article below.

1. 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.

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. Ultra-low temperature storage considerations for COVID-19 vaccines There are many challenges companies need to consider when it comes to ultra-low temperature storage considerations when it comes to safely storing vaccines.

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. Effective COVID-19 mitigation for HVAC systems There are many technologies available for HVAC systems to combat the spread of COVID-19, but not all systems apply to all building types.


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