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Your questions answered: EPS, EPSS in NFPA 110
Understanding emergency power supplies was covered in a recent webcast about NFPA 110.
Your questions answered: NFPA 110
Does your mission critical facility need backup power? Learn to specify by reading this Q&A from a recent NFPA 110 webcast.
Critical Power webcast: NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems
Do you need to know about backup power? Attend this educational webcast to learn more about NFPA 110
Your questions answered: Critical power: Backup, standby and emergency power in mission critical facilities
Questions left unanswered from the live webcast event are addressed here
Webcast: Specifying generator set paralleling controls
Learn how to parallel generators for emergency power systems, along with their fundamental control features
Understanding emergency power
How to understand generator type, class and level
How to design standby power systems to withstand storms
Facility owners and design professionals must consider protection from severe weather events when designing standby power systems
Designing an emergency power supply system
Engineers and owners must consider NFPA requirements when designing and maintaining alternate power supply systems to ensure reliable service
Implementing 2019 NFPA 110
The 2019 edition of NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems includes a variety of revisions and updates that clarify design
Your questions answered: How to specify backup, standby and emergency power in mission critical facilities
Additional information from the Feb. 27, 2020, webcast was provided by the presenters
Case study: Hospital electrical distribution system design
Health care facilities require circuit protection for electrical systems.
Case study: Emergency call center
A robust grounding system was required at an emergency call center in Texas. Lighting protection also was included.
Gaining perspective: Post-hurricane deployment to Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands
In September 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria, both Category 5 storms, caused extensive damage to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. James Mawby and Shannon Reed were among several Dewberry employees deployed to the territories under the firm's Strategic Alliance for Risk Reduction (STARR II) contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Case study: Planning electrical rooms with the future in mind
New construction and renovations at Froedtert Hospital required careful consideration of the electrical equipment rooms.
Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, Jan. 15-21
Campus emergency power case study, arc flash mitigation and solar power, backup power systems for high-performance buildings, sizing domestic water pipes, and data center design were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, January 15-21. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
Automatic transfer switch
The contactor-based, UL 1008-listed automatic transfer switch (ATS) is specifically engineered for applications up to 3,000 amps.
Uninterruptible power supply – 2017-04-13 – 2017-04-13
The 93PM UL 924 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) delivers enhanced efficiency for emergency and auxiliary lighting applications.
The on-line, double-conversion SC UPS features advanced Digital Signal Processor (DSP) and Surface Mount Device (SMD) technologies.
The SDC20 industrial diesel generator is designed specifically to meet the changing market needs for cell-site backup power and is available in 20-kW ac or 15-kW dc options.
The Galaxy VX UPS is an easy-to-deploy power-protection solution with flexible operating modes that supports efficiency, flexibility, and reliability in large facilities, data centers, and industrial applications.
Emergency signaling system
The Emergency Signaling System is designed to expedite, mobilize, and improve worksite emergency-response time when an affected employee uses an emergency shower or eyewash fixture.
Design, maintain, test batteries in mission critical facilities
Engineering design, maintenance, and testing of batteries in mission critical facilities is imperative for proper operation and safety.
Six electrical, power findings identify changes, struggles
Respondents to the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2016 Electrical and Power Study identified six high-level findings impacting the electrical and power industries today.
Following selective coordination best practices
Design engineers must coordinate electrical systems so that the protective device closest to the fault opens first, and quickly enough, to prevent the upstream devices from tripping.
Design generator rooms for optimum performance
Mechanical engineers should design generator set rooms so that the electrical system meets the design goals set by the owner and electrical engineer.
Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Product of the Year finalists: Emergency, on-site, standby power
Read about the eight finalists in the Emergency, On-site, and Standby Power category for the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Product of the Year program.
Power supply systems
Siemens compact and modular Sitop PSU8600 is a power supply system.
Reconditioning backup batteries—the right way
Proper backup battery reconditioning methods lead to increased reliability, performance, and savings.
Project profile: Data center with eNotify system
Cleveland State University's new data center incorporates automatic monitoring system, eNotify, to prevent system downtime.
Casino selects backup power system
A 4-MW standby power system backs up life safety equipment, gaming, and security loads for an entertainment venue in the Arizona desert.
Specifying engineers tasked to spec out electrical counterfeiting
Several strategies give specifying engineers the opportunity to contribute in the fight against electrical counterfeiting by ensuring authentic components are designated and installed.
Data center tier classifications
Tier classifications have been established to address several issues within data centers.
UPS service revenues predicted to grow to $3.1 billion in 2014 despite sluggish hardware sales
Revenues from uninterruptible power supply (UPS) services in 2014 are forecast to grow by an estimated 7.7% over 2013, increasing from $2,894 million to $3,117 million, according to IHS Inc.