There has been an increase in the percentage of systems attacked in the oil and gas industry as well as the building automation sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With a large influx of people working remotely due to COVID-19, cybersecurity is becoming a topic of concern for employers and their employees.
Cybersecurity is an important aspect of project implementation, and will become critical as information and operations technologies converge.
Examining government, state, municipal, federal, and military facilities: Electrical, power, and lighting
Government and military projects are among the toughest challenges an engineer can face. Demanding facility owners, tight budget limitations, safety concerns, and other factors all come into play. Here, engineers with experience in the field offer advice on how to succeed in regards to electrical, power, and lighting.
The energy-as-a-service (“EaaS”) market has created an evolving ecosystem of companies performing a wide range of functions.
Integrated building systems can connect several engineered systems within a building to make it more energy-efficient and to trim costs.
Soaring smart electric meter market: Enabling a balanced profitability landscape for the consumers and the energy companies
The world is on the cusp of a smart meter revolution set to provide customers with data and transparency in energy consumption and magnify energy efficiency.
Historically, the use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has been limited to large motors and projects with healthy infrastructure budgets. However, as each iteration of the energy code mandates variable flow control of mechanical systems on smaller systems, VFDs have become more commonplace. While their implementation has been typically limited to providing code-required variable flow, VFDs are capable of communicating a wealth of information on system energy consumption, equipment health, and diagnostics.
The capabilities of advanced metering infrastructure offer opportunities for improving service and preventing lost revenue through phase error analysis.
Future trends in building automation solve many problems with increased flexibility and wireless technology.