Fire, Life Safety - Emerg, Standby, Backup

Cory J. Abramowicz, ESD (Environmental Systems Design); Matt Chandler, KJWW Engineering Consultants; Andrew B. Horning, Bala Consulting Engineers Inc.; Julianne Laue, Mortenson Construction; Matthew Pastore, GHT Ltd.; John Yoon, McGuire Engineers Inc.; Mi

Engineering flexible office buildings

Office buildings need to have the ability to accommodate myriad types of businesses and activities... » more

Engineering hospital systems to work effortlessly

While quite a bit of engineering goes into each mechanical, electrical, plumbing, or fire and life... » more

Figure 4: NFPA 110 requires an expanded set of monitoring and alarm functions. This photo is of a genset-mounted annunciator that is compliance with Type 10, Class 1.5, Level 1 emergency power system requirements.

Understanding NFPA 101 for mission critical facilities

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code 2015 is a reference used for strategies to protect people based on... » more

Figure 2: This is a photo of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) battery string with over 50 gallons of electrolytes. Special ventilation for this installation is required per the International Fire Code (IFC).

Storage battery requirements

The International Fire Code (IFC) and NFPA 1: Fire Code need to be considered when specifying... » more

MEP Roundtable Resopondents

Battling the complexity of designing government facilities: Electrical/lighting/power and fire/life safety

The government can be a tough customer, and the projects that state, municipal, federal, and... » more

NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems

Consulting engineers who specify emergency power equipment understand that installations for... » more

Designing electrical systems for health care facilities—especially hospitals—is more demanding than for conventional buildings because the stakes are so high. Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer

Your questions answered: Circuit protection in health care facilities

Designing electrical systems for health care facilities—especially hospitals—is more demanding than... » more

Cory J. Abramowicz, ESD (Environmental Systems Design); Matt Chandler, KJWW Engineering Consultants; Andrew B. Horning, Bala Consulting Engineers Inc.; Julianne Laue, Mortenson Construction; Matthew Pastore, GHT Ltd.; John Yoon, McGuire Engineers Inc.; Mi Figure 4: NFPA 110 requires an expanded set of monitoring and alarm functions. This photo is of a genset-mounted annunciator that is compliance with Type 10, Class 1.5, Level 1 emergency power system requirements. Figure 2: This is a photo of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) battery string with over 50 gallons of electrolytes. Special ventilation for this installation is required per the International Fire Code (IFC). MEP Roundtable Resopondents Designing electrical systems for health care facilities—especially hospitals—is more demanding than for conventional buildings because the stakes are so high. Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer

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Addressable control panel for fire suppression systems

Johnson Controls' AUTOPULSE Z-20 addressable control panel features templates designed to simplify clean-agent fire suppression application programming and a USB port to upload programs or download critical information such as...

Air venting valves

Manual and automatic air venting valves from AGF Manufacturing Inc. are designed to work alone or in tandem to eliminate as much air as possible from a wet fire sprinkler system to help reduce corrosion.

2017 Product of the Year winners

Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers have cast their votes for the 2017 Product of the Year; read about the winners. » more

Nitrogen generators

Potter’s IntelliGen Series of Nitrogen Generators are designed to generate on-site, 98%+ purity nitrogen for use in fire protection sprinkler systems. When used as a supervisory gas in fire sprinkler systems, nitrogen slows...

Explosion-proof smoke detectors

The Det-Tronics SmokeWatch is applicable to industrial HVAC duct-monitoring. » more

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Fire, life safety in office buildings

The 2016 Fire and Life Safety Study provides details about fire, life... » more

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