Emergency, Standby, Backup

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Electrical Systems May 28, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: May 21-27, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. 40 Under 40 winners, modeling electrical systems, optimizing water usage, power for fire/life safety systems and HVAC changes.

By Chris Vavra
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Power Systems May 24, 2021

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

By Paul Pouliot and Michael T. Alford
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Power Systems May 24, 2021

Case study: Standby power installations

How two standby power systems weathered a hurricane in 2004

By Paul Pouliot and Michael T. Alford
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Electrical, Power April 28, 2021

How to design data center electrical and power systems

An expert panel provides engineering and design tips for electrical, power and lighting systems in this Q&A

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Webcasts Emergency, Standby, Backup January 8, 2021

Critical power webcast: Backup, standby and emergency power for hospitals

Engineers also need to be mindful of the construction process, and ensure equipment replacement is coordinated, temporary power strategies are identified and phasing concepts are developed.

By CFE Media
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Electrical, Power December 28, 2020

Designing flexible, safe labs: Electrical, power and lighting

Safety, budget, flexibility and flexibility are key factors when designing laboratory and research space

By CFE Media
Figure 6: Installation of generators to support mission critical and health care facilities is common. However, their use is expanding to address concerns regarding the reliability of electrical utility sources. The 2020 National Electrical Code now requires that all stationary generators be listed in accordance with the applicable standard, UL 2200. Courtesy: McGuire Engineers
Codes and Standards December 21, 2020

NEC changes enhance resiliency

The 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code added changes to improve resiliency electrical system design

By John Yoon, PE, LEED AP ID+C; McGuire Engineers Inc., Chicago
Electrical Systems December 17, 2020

Your questions answered: Low- and medium-voltage electrical systems

Several questions about low- and medium-voltage electrical systems were left unanswered; read answers to these questions here

By Jane Baikadanova, PE
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Electrical, Power November 20, 2020

Case study: EPSS retrofit at water treatment plant

A water treatment plant required an electrical distribution system upgrade

By Mario Vecchiarello, Jeff Donaldson and Tyler Roschen
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Emergency, Standby, Backup November 10, 2020

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

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE