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Emergency, Standby, Backup

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Emergency, Standby, Backup March 4, 2020

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

By Bart Hogge, PE, ATD, LEED AP; Danna Jensen, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Webcasts Emergency, Standby, Backup March 4, 2020

Power for emergency fire/life safety systems

Emergency and standby systems are used to provide backup power for building systems to provide assurance that fire/life safety systems and critical equipment can maintain their operation during a power outage

Webcasts Emergency, Standby, Backup February 14, 2020

How to specify backup, standby and emergency power in mission critical facilities

When designing backup, standby and emergency power systems for mission critical facilities, there are several considerations beyond NFPA 70: National Electrical Code and other building code requirements that must be addressed.

Power November 21, 2019

Your questions answered: Critical power: Designing power systems for resiliency in mission critical facilities

Questions not answered during the Nov. 12, 2019, webcast are answered here

By Tom Divine , PE, LEED AP
Electrical November 19, 2019

Ask an expert: Hospitals, health care facilities: Electrical and lighting systems

Health care facility designers are expected to keep pace with increasingly complex, advanced engineered systems and features

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Electrical, Power November 15, 2019

NFPA 110-2019 concepts and changes

Understand NFPA 110 and its relation to emergency power supplies

By John Yoon, PE, LEED AP ID+C; McGuire Engineers Inc., Chicago
Power November 7, 2019

Understanding gas engine emissions in standby power applications

Air quality regulations have a major impact on the choice of engine generator sets for standby electric power and gas engines can be a more advantageous choice than traditional diesel technology

By Diane Clifford, Caterpillar Energy Solutions, Lafayette, Indiana
Electrical, Power October 1, 2019

Your questions answered: Circuit protection in electrical/power systems

Questions left unanswered during the Sept. 19, 2019, critical power webcast are answered here

By Danna Jensen, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Certus; and Rick Reyburn, PE, NV5
Tom Divine, PE
Business of Engineering August 1, 2019

Tom Divine joins the Consulting-Specifying Engineer editorial advisory board

Tom Divine, PE, has joined the editorial advisory board in his new role as a senior electrical engineer at Johnston, LLC

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Power June 4, 2019

Mobile diesel generator set

The XQP30 provides easy-to-use EMCP 4.2B digital controls along with either Clipsal or CE sockets, allowing the power to be easily distributed across the work site.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer