Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power

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Labs, Research October 19, 2020

Design solutions for aging mid-century laboratories

Aging mid-century laboratories continue to be a pressing challenge for institutions across the country and building owners are at a crossroads with what to do with these buildings.

By Michael DeLuca, Jeff Murray, FAIA and Carl Schultz, PE, LEED AP
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Electrical Systems September 30, 2020

How vulnerable is your electrical system?

A discussion about vulnerabilities to electrical systems includes risks to facilities and recommendations for improved safety

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
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Electrical, Power September 29, 2020

Basics of industrial, manufacturing facility design: Electrical, power and lighting

Industrial and manufacturing facilities have specialty electrical and lighting needs engineers must include in new or retrofit projects

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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Fire, Life Safety September 28, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: September 21-27, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Fire safety, arc flash mitigation, government building design, integrated buildings and the COVID-19 pandemic and better building ventilation.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: CDM Smith
Electrical September 24, 2020

Why is ground fault protection needed?

Electrical system ground fault protection is vital to ensure the safety of personnel and equipment and to reliably maintain systems based on the loads they serve

By Will McGugan and Lilly Vang
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Electrical September 23, 2020

Case study: Calculating motor OCPD

Learn how to determine the combined overcurrent protection device for a motor

By Michael Chow, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C
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Electrical September 23, 2020

Fundamentals of motor circuit protection

Motor circuit protection involves understanding the National Electrical Code and equipment nameplate information

By Michael Chow, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C
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Arc Flash September 22, 2020

Your questions answered: Arc flash mitigation

Reducing arc flash to electrical personnel is an evolutionary process. Learn more in this Q&A

By Zia Salami and Tracy Wagoner
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Energy, Power September 8, 2020

Cause and effect of record-low energy prices

An elevated supply of natural gas and increased use of renewables, along with COVID-19 changing everyday life, has made energy prices drop to record lows.

By Joe Estrada
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Electrical, Power July 29, 2020

Back to basics: Switchgear, transformers and UPSs

Switchgear, transformers and uninterruptible power supplies are among the largest, costliest and most critical devices in a facility

By Tom Divine, PE, LEED AP