New Products for Power Reliability


Software sizing tool for generator set sizing and specifying considers factors such as site conditions, load characteristics and required performance, and provides accurate and timely technical data, robust load models and optimized algorithms to assist in the selection of a competitively sized generator set that best suits a customer’s needs.Unique features include its ability to evaluate load types such as air conditioners, elevators, ultraviolet lights and single-phase NEMA and IEC motors. The software also employs an Internet-based auto-update capability to synchronize the program’s generator set data with the most current technical data, including new generator set product information. For more about SpecSizer from Caterpillar, click here .

Midget fuse
is UL listed up to 600 volts AC/DC and with interrupting ratings of 100,000 amps for AC applications and 50,000 amps for DC. Developers of solar photovoltaic systems can use the fuse to easily comply with NEC 690.9(D), which requires that PV source circuits utilize overcurrent devices listed for DC circuits and having the appropriate voltage and interrupting ratings. For more aboutthe DCM fuse from Cooper Bussmann, click here .

Industrial troubleshooting kit is a portable system to address all the electrical testing needs for installation and repair of electrical systems, HVAC equipment and large appliances. The kit comes complete with a True RMS auto-ranging digital multimeter, a 400-amp AC clamp meter, a mini IR thermometer, a non-contact voltage detector, a set of CAT III-1000V test leads, a Type K thermocouple bead probe, a Type K banana input adaptor, a multimeter hanging strap and batteries. For more TK430R from Extech, click here .

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MEP Giants Program
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
October 2018
Approaches to building engineering, 2018 Commissioning Giants, integrated project delivery, improving construction efficiency, an IPD primer, collaborative projects, NFPA 13 sprinkler systems.
September 2018
Power boiler control, Product of the Year, power generation,and integration and interoperability
August 2018
MEP Giants, lighting designs, circuit protection, ventilation systems, and more
Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
Safety First: Arc Flash 101
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
Data Center Design
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