Your questions answered: Critical power: Backup power systems

Design engineers have many factors to consider when designing a backup system for a facility. Additional insights from the June 30, 2016, webcast are provided.

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Following selective coordination best practices

Design engineers must coordinate electrical systems so that the protective device closest to the fault opens first, and quickly enough, to prevent the upstream devices from tripping.

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Complying with NFPA 110 in mission critical facilities

Design engineers must consider the implications of combining emergency, legally required, and optional standby systems to ensure code compliance, maintainability, and economics.

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Standby vs. emergency power in mission critical facilities

System designers must interpret the requirements of NFPA 110, ensure their designs follow them, and educate their clients about how the standard affects their operations.

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Data center design: Electrical and power systems

In the information age, data centers are one of the most critical components of a facility. If the data center isn’t reliable, business can’t be done. This is a review of the key electrical and power issues in data centers.

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10 common data center surprises

Appropriate technologies and best practice tips can help data center managers and consulting-specifying engineers prepare for the unexpected.

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Providing reliable data center backup power

A Tier III data center upgrades its backup power system to provide continuous operation.

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Commissioning hospital electrical systems

Electrical systems in today’s hospitals should be commissioned as an integral part of every healthcare engineering project.

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Benchmarking: Understanding building performance

Conducting an energy performance comparison, known as benchmarking, can boost energy efficiency and lower building operating costs.

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Critical operations power systems application

How NFPA Standard 70 and Article 708: Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS) is being interpreted and applied, and how to respond with standby systems design when COPS is levied on a project.

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