Accounting for Flooding During Installation

Back in 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was catastrophic, with three major hurricanes making landfall on either the continental United States or U.S. territories. When severe storms like those hit, you like to think your business is prepared.

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Critical power: hospitals and data centers

Electrical engineers must consider many factors when designing backup, standby, and emergency power systems. Specific requirements for emergency power vary based on the mission critical facility, such as a hospital or data center.

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Hospital generator upgrade

A hospital needed to upgrade emergency power equipment with a new generator while maintaining some current equipment.

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Satisfying NFPA 110 and NEC requirements

Consulting engineers who specify emergency power equipment should identify when installations are required to comply with NFPA 110 in conjunction with other codes. This collection of case studies provides examples of recent projects that had various challenges associated with these requirements.

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Assessing replacement of electrical systems

Replacement of electrical systems is a study of economics and risk. Factors including age, safety, reliability, efficiency, and energy costs must be weighed in conjunction with replacement costs and liability risk to formulate and prioritize upgrade plans. 

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NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems

Consulting engineers who specify emergency power equipment understand that installations for mission critical facilities, such as hospitals and data centers, are required to comply with NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, in conjunction with NFPA 70: National Electrical Code.

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When and how to design parallel generators

When designing generator systems, electrical engineers must ensure that generators and the building electrical systems that they support are appropriate for the specific application. 

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Museum Generator System Design Takes Home Project of the Year Award

Generac Industrial Power distributor wins for unique Modular Power System (MPS) at annual symposium

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40 Under 40 Winners Shine Bright

Each of Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 40 Under 40 honorees is skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced. These highly educated professionals each stand out in their own way, but all are committed to excellence in their academic, professional, personal and community involvement.

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Expanding Power

It is Generac's largest and most powerful gaseous generator yet. Our first 625 kW generator has been installed and the unit, manufactured in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has now made its home in Ontario, Canada.

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