Emergency, Standby, Backup

Courtesy: CDM Smith
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
Courtesy: IMEG Corp.
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
Figure 5: Three options are presented for replacing an existing transfer switch while minimizing outage durations. These options assume a new location will be needed and illustrate how wiring connections would be made. Courtesy: IMEG Corp.
Hospitals November 10, 2020

Case study: Upgrading a hospital’s EPSS

Engineers corrected for NFPA 110 section 7.2.3 for an existing hospital campus

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
Courtesy: TLC Engineering Solutions
Mission Critical October 22, 2020

How operational understanding leads to resilient design

Designing a resilient building requires understanding of both the built environment and operations for critical facilities

By James D. Ferris
Courtesy: Cummins
Power September 9, 2020

Your questions answered: Designing system-level controls in a power system

Electrical engineers specifying paralleling power systems must understand the difference between generator set paralleling and system-level control. Read more for questions left unanswered during the live webcast

By Hassan Obeid
Courtesy: ESD
Electrical, Power August 19, 2020

Basics of engine installation and operation

NFPA 37 establishes the minimum fire safety requirements for stationary combustion engine installation and use

By Saahil Tumber, PE, HBDP, LEED AP, ESD, Chicago
Courtesy: IMEG Corp.
Hospitals June 30, 2020

How to maintain hospital functionality during construction

Referring to NFPA 99 helps engineers minimize impacts in hospital and health care projects. Replacing, extending or removing existing systems will result in outages; here are tips on how to avoid problems

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
Courtesy: ShauLin Hon, Slyworks Photography, Johnston, LLC
Hospitals June 19, 2020

Basics of NFPA 99 changes for hospital design

How engineers should navigate the changes to the 2018 edition of NFPA 99

By Tom Divine, PE, LEED AP
Courtesy: Southland Industries
Power June 11, 2020

Developing power in the new energy ecosystem

As the energy industry transitions into a new normal, utilities can employ the lessons learned to grow and diversify the company and remain competitive.

By Roxanne Fong
Electrical, Power May 21, 2020

Designing power systems in mission critical environments

Learn about the choices and criteria for the planning and design of mission critical facility switchgear, transformers and UPS

By Brian Rener, PE, LEED AP; and Brandon Stanley, PE, LEED AP BD+C