Consulting-Specifying Engineer's top 5 most read articles online, for January 30 to February 5, covered ASHRAE 90.1 success tips, NFPA 101 for mission critical facilities, how to read a pump curve, applying NFPA 110-2016, and NEC 2017 changes. Link to each article below.
ASHRAE Standard 90.1: Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings is one of the main drivers used in any building design. Read the top five best practices for engineers to understand the key elements of this standard.
NFPA 101: Life Safety Code 2015 is a reference used for strategies to protect people based on building construction, protection, and occupancy features that minimize the effects of fire and other related hazards. It is the only document that covers life safety for new and existing structures. It is vital to understand the electrical/power systems in mission critical facilities and best practices.
Jim Swetye, senior technical trainer at Grundfos Pumps Corp. in Ohio, tackled unanswered questions from the Jan. 24, 2017, webcast on how to read a pump curve.
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.
The current version of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) is the 2014 edition. Though this version has not been adopted in all jurisdictions, this article reviews a project that is being designed to meet the 2014 code.
This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.csemag.com, January 30 to February 5, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra(at)cfemedia.com.