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Emergency, Standby, Backup

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
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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
Electrical, Power April 29, 2020

Your questions answered: Power for emergency fire/life safety systems

Questions not answered during the live webcast are answered here; learn more about emergency, standby and backup power for fire and life safety systems

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, and Rick Reyburn, PE
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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
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