Emergency, Standby, Backup

Figure 1: This line-up of 1500 kW generators is at a resort on the Las Vegas Strip. A total of seven generators were configured by the team at JBA Consulting Engineers with paralleling switchgear for an aggregate capacity of 10.5 MW of power generation. C
Emergency, Standby, Backup July 16, 2013

Generators and transfer switches for mission critical facilities

Transfer switches and generators are specified into commercial buildings—specifically health care facilities—to provide optional standby, emergency, and legally required power.

By Robert R. Jones Jr., PE, LEED AP, JBA Consulting Engineers, Las Vegas
Figure 5: In this hospital example, a PSG system with aggregate generator and load buses is shown. Courtesy: JBA Consulting Engineers
Emergency, Standby, Backup July 16, 2013

Case study: Defining hospital loads

An example of developing the system architecture of the PSG system using a hospital campus project.

By Robert R. Jones Jr., PE, LEED AP, JBA Consulting Engineers, Las Vegas
Emergency, Standby, Backup June 14, 2013

Electrical, power study released

This study was conducted by Consulting-Specifying Engineer to evaluate customer awareness, usage of, and preference for suppliers of various types of electrical and power products and systems.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Figure 1: The main reading room of North Carolina State University’s new James B. Hunt Jr. library features the use of energy efficient design strategies such as integrating daylighting and lighting aesthetics. Inset: The James B. Hunt Jr. library is the
Emergency, Standby, Backup June 10, 2013

Designing electrical systems for higher education

By accommodating diverse functional requirements while following safety codes and standards, engineers can design reliable and durable electrical systems for colleges and universities and their high-performing buildings.

By Alberto G. Cordero, PE, LEED AP, Affiliated Engineers Inc., Madison, Wis.
Emergency, Standby, Backup May 10, 2013

Modular data center design

Modular data centers can help cash-strapped building owners add a new data center (or more capacity) to their site, and can assist facilities with unplanned outages, such as disruptions due to storms.

By CFE Media