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Emergency, Standby, Backup October 19, 2018

Electrical power and process production: focus on power systems complements the bottom line

Power factors, harmonics, fluctuations, and outages examined.

By Mike Zakar, PE
Emergency, Standby, Backup October 16, 2018

Economic and sustainability benefits of smart grids and microgrids

Defining these systems by scale and function will help us navigate their interrelation and set a basis for how we can apply them.

By Kevin Krause
Emergency, Standby, Backup October 1, 2018

Your questions answered: Critical power: Arc flash mitigation

The Sept. 20, 2018, “Critical power: Arc flash mitigation” webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event.

By Brian Martin, PE; and Leslie Fernandez, PE, LEED AP
Emergency, Standby, Backup September 28, 2018

Power-generation systems in high-performance buildings

Electrical engineers must consider many factors when designing power-generation systems. Safety, maintainability, efficiency, code compliance, and economics play crucial roles in determining the topology of a power-generation system. Specific requirements for power vary based on building occupancy type, facility use, and critical function.

By Tom Divine , PE, LEED AP
Emergency, Standby, Backup September 25, 2018

Specifying paralleled generation systems

Learn about important factors related to specifying onsite generation systems, focusing on paralleled generators.

By Joseph Thornam, PE; and Stanley Worchester, PE
Emergency, Standby, Backup September 25, 2018

Case study: University of Wyoming energy plant upgrade

The normal and standby power system at the University of Wyoming’s central energy plant was upgraded.

By Joseph Thornam, PE;Stanley Worcester, PE, Stanley Consultants, Centennial, Colo.
Emergency, Standby, Backup September 20, 2018

Designing industrial, manufacturing, and warehouse facilities: Electrical, power, and lighting

More than just places to make and store products, industrial, manufacturing, and warehouse facilities are becoming more complex. Electrical and power systems require detailed engineering, and lighting systems are key for all work spaces.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Emergency, Standby, Backup September 13, 2018

Congratulations 2018 Product of the Year winners

Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers have cast their votes for the 2018 Product of the Year; read about the winners.

By Amanda Pelliccione, Research Director
Emergency, Standby, Backup August 22, 2018

The importance of circuit protection in electrical distribution system design

The electrical engineer is responsible for designing power distribution systems for buildings. Understanding the full circuit-protection requirements will enable the engineer to design the safest and most reliable electrical distribution systems for buildings.

By Danna Jensen, PE, LEED AP BD+C; WSP USA, Dallas
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