Electrical, Power
Electrical, Power December 18, 2018

Your questions answered: Emergency, standby, and backup generators

Presenters from the critical power webcast on Dec. 11, 2018, answer questions left unaddressed during the live presentation.

By Danna Jensen, PE, LEED AP BD+C, WSP USA; and Kenneth Kutsmeda, PE, LEED AP, Jacobs
Electrical, Power December 18, 2018

Seven tips for transformer design in industrial buildings

Proper knowledge of transformer design for both new and replacement installations is essential to building operation, specifically in industrial applications.

By Jared Markle, PE, RMF Engineering, Baltimore
Electrical, Power December 17, 2018

Designing safe laboratories and research facilities: Electrical, power, and lighting

Engineers working on laboratory and research projects are tasked with balancing state-of-the-art systems, budgetary concerns, occupant safety, sustainable performance, and other factors including electrical, power, and lighting.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Electrical, Power December 14, 2018

Data center co-location electrical system design

Co-location data centers lease space for IT equipment, power, cooling, and bandwidth. In addition to being cost-efficient, one of the most important obligations of the co-location owner is to provide continuous high-quality electrical power.

By Kenneth Kutsmeda, PE, LEED AP, Jacobs, Philadelphia
Electrical, Power December 12, 2018

Case study: Expanding transformers

At a plant-cultivation facility, the engineering team calculated what type of electrical distribution system was needed.

By Stephen Berta, EI, and Robert R. Jones Jr., PE, LEED AP, NV5, Las Vegas
Electrical, Power December 12, 2018

Selecting, sizing transformers in nonresidential buildings

Transformers are a critical piece of any electrical infrastructure. Knowing how to properly size and select these transformers will allow the building to function with minimal interruptions.

By Stephen Berta, EI, and Robert R. Jones Jr., PE, LEED AP, NV5, Las Vegas
Electrical, Power December 11, 2018

Video: Demand Response. Best Practices for Multi-Division, Multi-site Program Implementation

This presentation cites the demand response program administered by New York City which provided up to 75MW of grid relief annually and earned revenue over $22 Million.

By Cx Energy
Electrical, Power November 30, 2018

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, November 22-November 29

The 2018 salary survey, your questions answered: critical power arc flash mitigation, ways to use drones in building design and construction maintenance, power generation in high performance buildings, and NFPA 110-2016 design considerations were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Nov. 22-Nov. 29. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Electrical, Power November 30, 2018

A practical understanding of NFPA 110-2016

Consulting engineers who specify emergency power equipment understand that installations for mission critical facilities, such as hospitals and data centers, are required to comply with NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems in conjunction with codes such as NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC). This article will review the most recent version (2016) of NFPA 110 and offer tips for compliance.

By Richard I. Gilson
Electrical, Power November 26, 2018

NFPA 110-2016: Design considerations

This article discusses design requirements of NFPA 110 (2016) and how it applies to emergency and standby power systems in mission critical facilities. It also reviews other relevant codes, such as NEC (2017), NFPA 99 (2018), and IBC (2015), and discusses how they complement NFPA 110.

By Firas (Ross) Alkhayri, PE, CEM; AECOM, Columbus, Ohio