Motors and Drives

Courtesy: Schneider Electric
Electrical, Power July 28, 2020

Your questions answered: Power event analysis in mission critical facilities

Ram Kaushik from Schneider Electric replied to questions from “Power event analysis in mission critical facilities,” originally broadcast on July 23, 2020.

By Ram Kaushik
Courtesy: Danfoss
HVAC July 27, 2020

Your questions answered: How to future-proof HVAC systems to meet efficiency and carbon emission goals

Questions not addressed during the July 15, 2020, webcast with Danfoss are addressed here

By Drew Turner, John Sheff and Ken Koehler
Courtesy: Yaskawa America Inc.
Motors, Drives July 1, 2020

Top 5 VFD parameter changes explained

Programming variable frequency drives (VFDs) to fit most industrial applications require only the most basic settings to operate the motor. Understand these 5 VFD parameter changes to optimize VFD programming to fit most motor-drive applications.

By Christopher Jaszczolt
Courtesy: ZGF Architects
Energy Efficiency June 25, 2020

Green, zero energy and energy-efficient buildings

How do you design an energy-efficient building? Learn about codes and standards, building energy terminology and design goals

By Paul Erickson
Courtesy: Burns & McDonnell
Fire, Life Safety May 27, 2020

Using a hybrid design approach to stairwell pressurization

While the design process for a stairwell pressurization system should account for many building specific variables and is anything but simple, the system used to achieve the performance criteria doesn’t have to be complicated

By Zach Ataiyan, PE
Courtesy: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Fire, Life Safety May 18, 2020

Best practices for designing smoke control systems

By incorporating NFPA 92 with best practices, fire protection engineers can successfully design smoke control systems for buildings

By Nathan B. Wittasek, PE, CFEI, LEED AP, CASp
Courtesy: New Products for Engineers, CFE Media and Technology
Motors, Drives May 17, 2020

10 essential maintenance and troubleshooting tips for VFDs

A properly maintained variable frequency drive (VFD) can provide decades and cost-effective service. Making VFD inspections and maintenance part of facility oversight can improve outcomes.

By Lori Wade
Courtesy: Schneider Electric
Electrical, Power May 13, 2020

Your questions answered: Power quality: How to mitigate harmonics

Understand the causes, code requirements for compliance and mitigation techniques for harmonics in these additional responses

By Remi Bolduc
Courtesy: SmithGroup
Automation, Controls April 14, 2020

Integrating building systems through controls

By considering updated controls architecture, integrating building systems together becomes much more attainable and streamlined

By Elena Gowdy and Matt Fogarty
Figure 2: This is a photo of an installed water-cooled chiller. Courtesy: Page
Boilers, Chillers April 10, 2020

Air- versus water-cooled chilled water plants

A water-cooled chiller plant can be more efficient over the life span of the system and will be less costly than an air-cooled chiller plant

By Mark Stehney