Presenters from the critical power webcast on Dec. 11, 2018, answer questions left unaddressed during the live presentation.
Proper knowledge of transformer design for both new and replacement installations is essential to building operation, specifically in industrial applications.
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.
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.
At a plant-cultivation facility, the engineering team calculated what type of electrical distribution system was needed.
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.
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.
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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.
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.