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Electrical engineers must consider many factors when designing power generation systems. Get answers to your questions from this live webcast here
Your questions answered: Power generation and the critical role biogas plays in the energy landscape
In this webcast, attendees learned about biogas as a main or backup fuel, biogas distributed generation characteristics and resiliency and renewable distributed generation.
This webcast provided a comprehensive overview of a typical paralleling emergency power system and dove into the fundamental key features needed to parallel generator sets. Check out the additional questions on genset-based paralleling.
Discover how uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems play a vital role in ensuring the availability and protection of critical equipment and data during power outages and voltage fluctuations.
By designing a microgrid for a building or campus, engineers can help their clients reduce reliance on the electric utility. Read this Q&A for extra information
Consulting engineers are working on reducing carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency with better sustainability and quality measures.
Read the best articles from August 2023 including: UPS design considerations, NFPA 99 and fire sprinkler systems.
Several key and common engineering decisions to consider when designing a power distribution system are highlighted in a case study example.
Register for this webcast on May 31, 2023, to learn about NFPA 99 and its implications for health care facilities.
Centralized, remote and distributed standby generator designs are all options for power systems. Which one is best?
A centralized standby generator arrangement will be explored further in the following case study
Due to long lead times, maintaining or relocating existing generators is a possible solution to the supply chain problem
Learn about factors to consider when designing a generator for an emergency power system
When designing a paralleling power system, electrical engineers need to consider many aspects including transfer switches, grounding and protection
Here are five additional reasons why generators fail
This MEP project had several challenges including coordination of the pre-procurement of the diesel engine generators and paralleling switchgear as well as modifications.
Generators and emergency power systems are essential to enabling hospitals and health care facilities to effectively serve their communities
Attend this webcast on August 17, 2022, to learn about Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel and its environmental impact on the traditional diesel-powered generator system.
The most-viewed content from the past week covered emergency generators, HVAC systems, K-12 school changes and building electrification.
Here are five common reasons why generators fail
Read the best articles in February 2022 including: Health care generators, electrical power quality, switch time duration, lighting controls and more.
In this additional Q&A, learn how to parallel generators for emergency power systems, along with their fundamental control features
Generator systems designed for health care occupancies have a unique set of requirements
By attending this course attendees will learn about gaseous generator sets, and how NFPA 110 affects their specifications.
Learn about the applications of and building code considerations for specifying generator fuel sources
The California Air Resources Board will employ a battery energy storage system
When designing standby power systems for facilities such as data centers, hospitals, pumping stations, generation or processing plants, engineers should make informed decisions regarding proper generator size and operation methods to protect critical loads.
A change in tide in domestic fuel resources and the introduction of renewables transforming how we operate our grid has led to significant shifts in the energy industry.
As part of its mission to help New York communities become more resilient to storm damage and the growing impacts of climate change, the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) partnered with the City and Town of Amsterdam and local volunteers to develop a New York Rising Community Reconstruction Plan for the two municipalities.
Four outdoor diesel generators were designed for a hospital, and sound levels were better than expected.
When designing a safe and reliable power distribution system, it is imperative to consider life safety and equipment protection.
Questions that were not addressed during the live event on June 12 are answered here by Brian Ponstein, regional sales engineer at MTU Onsite Energy.
Transformerless uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems operate ungrounded during power transfer to a backup source, but a robust grounding design can accommodate the requirement of both grounded and ungrounded systems.
Changes in and additions to the 2017 edition of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) have an impact on commercial and industrial facilities.
Unanswered questions from the Nov. 16, 2017, webcast on designing electrical rooms are addressed by the presenters.
When designing generator systems, such as engine-driven generator sets, design engineers must ensure that the generator selection, sizing, and the design of electrical systems are appropriate for the application.
With hospital projects, it is imperative that engineers get everything exactly right—after all, the lives of patients treated in the health care building may depend on it. Electrical and power systems must be designed correctly.
Manufacturing and industrial facilities tackle heavy-duty projects during their day-to-day operations—so it makes sense that engineers working on such structures face a number of tough challenges. Engineers offer advice on how to achieve results when designing electrical, power, and lighting systems.
Paralleling generators can increase efficiency, improve reliability, and save money.
The 10 to 40 kW diesel generator sets provide emergency power and can withstand extreme weather conditions.
Were you out last week? Miss something? Here are the Consulting-Specifying Engineer ’s five most-clicked articles from last week, May 5-11, including articles about building energy modeling, selecting arc flash protection techniques, generator rating for data centers, arc flash protection techniques, and incorperating shade control in lighting design strategy.
Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2014 Product of the Year finalists: Emergency, on-site, standby power
Read about the 4 finalists in the Emergency, On-site, Standby Power category for the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2014 Product of the Year program.
Manufacturing and industrial facilities have some unusual engineering requirements, including demanding power requirements.
A data center’s electrical system requires a robust, reliable infrastructure that far surpasses that of its commercial and industrial facility peers.
Sports arenas and entertainment facilities involve complex engineering solutions. Five consulting engineers share details on electrical and power systems.
NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code, will next be updated in 2014. Here's a look at what to expect.
Designing efficient and effective data centers and mission critical facilities is a top priority for consulting engineers. Three manufacturers share information about their company’s products and solutions.