Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, April 25 to May 1: how to design safe fire pump power service, Product of the Year finalists, designing generator systems, more

Articles about how to design safe fire pump power service, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, designing generator systems, Siemens introduces digital services for energy, and energy savings in electrical distribution systems were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, April 25 to May 1. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.


Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Apr. 25 to May 1, covered how to design safe fire pump power service, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, designing generator systems, Siemens introduces digital services for energy, and energy savings in electrical distribution systems. Link to each article below.

1. How to design safe, reliable fire pump power service

As with all life safety systems, maintaining power to the key elements of a building in the event of an emergency is vital to the safety of the building and its occupants. For buildings that do not have an adequate supply pressure from the incoming water source, the fire pump is critical in that protection. 

2. Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2016 Product of the Year finalists

Read about the four finalists in the Emergency, Onsite, Standby Power category for the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2016 Product of the Year program.

3. Designing generator systems

When designing generator systems, engineers must ensure that the generators and the building electrical systems they support are appropriate for the application. Many questions must be addressed before starting the generator system design. 

4. Siemens introduces digital services for energy

With advanced analytics, Big Data is being transformed into smart data, revolutionizing business models across all industries, including energy. As this digital revolution magnifies, Siemens is driving pioneering new digital services and expanding its current service solutions for its global customers.

5. Energy savings in electrical distribution systems

Consider these energy efficiency options for retrofitting existing and designing new buildings' electrical distribution systems.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, April 25 to May 1, for articles published within the last two months.

Emily Guenther, associate content manager, CFE Media,

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