Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power

Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power September 26, 2013

Medium-voltage fused switchgear example

This example illustrates the results from an MV fused switchgear feeding a pad-mounted or dry-type transformer.

By Leslie Fernandez, PE, LEED AP, JBA Consulting Engineers, Las Vegas
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power September 26, 2013

Medium-voltage breaker switchgear example (oil-filled power transformer)

Below is an example of a MV breaker switchgear feeding a 12 MVA power transformer.

By Leslie Fernandez, PE, LEED AP, JBA Consulting Engineers, Las Vegas
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power September 26, 2013

Medium-voltage breaker switchgear example (800 amp service)

Below is an example on an MV breaker switchgear feeding a loop distribution system.

By Leslie Fernandez, PE, LEED AP, JBA Consulting Engineers, Las Vegas
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power September 18, 2013

Incorporation by reference

Like many solutions in engineering, incorporation by reference was born out of necessity. However, unlike most engineering issues, it did not directly address a physical construct.

By Michael Heinsdorf
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power September 17, 2013

How LEDs affect energy codes

Lighting codes and standards are being impacted by the changes and upgrades to LEDs.

By Charles Knuffke, WattStopper, San Francisco
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power September 16, 2013

Codes, standards for mixed-use buildings

Engineering mixed-use buildings is a fine art—specifiers must combine multiple engineered systems for several business and residence types into one structure. Codes and standards from NFPA to IECC challenge engineers.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power September 16, 2013

Electrical, power systems in mixed-use buildings

Engineering mixed-use buildings is a fine art—specifiers must combine multiple electrical and power systems for several business and residence types into one structure. Metering, submetering, and energy efficiency also must be considered.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power September 10, 2013

Big growth opportunity for big data in smart buildings

Fault detection in 2012 represented 27% of the $16 million global market for building analytics, with optimization accounting for the remainder.

By IHS Inc.
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power August 28, 2013

Tips and tricks for commissioning, balancing buildings: Electrical and power systems

Building commissioning is one of the most important (and complex) types of projects an engineer can be tasked with. Electrical engineering, power, and energy issues are discussed.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power August 28, 2013

Tips and tricks for commissioning, balancing buildings: Codes and standards

Building commissioning is one of the most important (and complex) types of projects an engineer can be tasked with. Codes and standard dictate many test, measurement, and verification techniques.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer