Emergency, Standby, Backup

Health care facilities: Considerations of system designs
Emergency, Standby, Backup February 25, 2022

Your questions answered: Critical power: Backup, standby and emergency power in mission critical facilities

Questions left unanswered from the live webcast event are addressed here

By Zachary Carter
Emergency, Standby, Backup January 14, 2022

Webcast: Specifying generator set paralleling controls

Learn how to parallel generators for emergency power systems, along with their fundamental control features

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Emergency, Standby, Backup July 14, 2021

Understanding emergency power

How to understand generator type, class and level

By Sean C. Hu and Kenneth A. Frazier
Courtesy: CDM Smith
Emergency, Standby, Backup 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
Figure 2: This demonstrates a typical medium voltage one-line diagram consisting of two paralleled standby generators. Courtesy: CDM Smith
Emergency, Standby, Backup November 20, 2020

Designing an emergency power supply system

Engineers and owners must consider NFPA requirements when designing and maintaining alternate power supply systems to ensure reliable service

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
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
Emergency, Standby, Backup August 22, 2018

Case study: Hospital electrical distribution system design

Health care facilities require circuit protection for electrical systems.

By Danna Jensen, PE, LEED AP BD+C; WSP USA, Dallas
Emergency, Standby, Backup June 20, 2018

Case study: Emergency call center

A robust grounding system was required at an emergency call center in Texas. Lighting protection also was included.

By Ben Stevens, EIT; Page Inc., Austin, Texas
Emergency, Standby, Backup June 4, 2018

Gaining perspective: Post-hurricane deployment to Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands

In September 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria, both Category 5 storms, caused extensive damage to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. James Mawby and Shannon Reed were among several Dewberry employees deployed to the territories under the firm's Strategic Alliance for Risk Reduction (STARR II) contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

By James Mawby and Shannon Reed, Dewberry