What are emergency, standby and backup power systems?
Emergency, standby and backup power systems are key to many nonresidential building types, and are designed by an electrical engineer. Depending on the building and its occupants’ needs, it may include backup, emergency or standby power systems -- or even all three. These types of power systems are dictated by codes/standards, building type and the owner's needs.
The 2019 edition of NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems includes a variety of revisions and updates that clarify design
Learn about the choices and criteria for the planning and design of mission critical facility switchgear, transformers and UPS
Your questions answered: How to specify backup, standby and emergency power in mission critical facilities
Additional information from the Feb. 27, 2020, webcast was provided by the presenters
Understand NFPA 110 and its relation to emergency power supplies
The Sept. 20, 2018, “Critical power: Arc flash mitigation” webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event.
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.
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.
Know the factors to consider when working to maximize integration of electrical and HVAC system design to achieve economic and operational benefits.
The June 21, 2018, “Electrical: Distribution equipment” webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event.