Emergency, Standby, Backup

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
Courtesy: Dewberry
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
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