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Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, May 3 to May 9

Understanding GFCI nuisances, designing an efficient mechanical system, electrical system design and commissioning, microgrid questions answered, and using lean methods to find process improvements were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, May 3 to May 9. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
By McKenzie Burns May 10, 2019

Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s top 5 most read articles online for May 3 to May 9 covered understanding GFCI nuisances, designing an efficient mechanical system, electrical system design and commissioning, microgrid questions answered, and using lean methods to find process improvements. Were you out last week? You can catch up here. Link to each article below.

1. Understanding GFCI nuisances – Since the expansion of the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) requirements to include single-phase receptacles up to 50A and three-phase receptacles up to 100A, we’ve seen a trend of increased GFCI nuisance tripping.

2. Five ways to design and deliver an efficient mechanical system – The most efficient mechanical system for an owner is not the one with the greatest potential to reduce energy and operational costs, but the one that is able to be easily maintained and reliably operated at its most efficient points for the life of the equipment, system and building without exceeding the capabilities of the end user.

3. Electrical systems, from design to commissioning – Learn how to define the procedures of electrical schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding, and construction administration including electrical commissioning.

4. Your questions answered: Microgrids 101 – Questions left unaddressed during the April 30, 2019, webcast on microgrids are addressed here.

5. Using lean methods to find process improvements – Be involved in improving the work environment around you.

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McKenzie Burns
Author Bio: Production Coordinator, CFE Media