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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6 steps to better data centers

Review existing data centers for improvement opportunities like power consumption and effective heating and cooling.

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Tips for data center efficiency

In a data center, the efficiencies of the cooling, power, and IT systems should be analyzed as a complete system so the true efficiency potential becomes apparent.

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Centering on data

With the need to balance a number of complex, changing demands (such as scalability, sustainability, and shifts in codes), data center projects are among the most complex an engineer can face. Here, top experts in the data center field offer advice on getting projects to compute.

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