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Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 13 to 19: NFPA 101, ASHRAE 90.1, commissioning risk management, smart utility meters, and storage battery requirements

Articles about NFPA 101, ASHRAE 90.1, commissioning risk management, smart utility meters, and storage battery requirements were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, March 13 to 19. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

Joy Chang, CFE Media
03/20/2017

Articles about NFPA 101, ASHRAE 90.1, commissioning risk management, smart utility meters, and storage battery requirements were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, March 13 to 19. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.Consulting-Specifying Engineer's top 5 most read articles online, for March 13 to 19, covered NFPA 101, ASHRAE 90.1, commissioning risk management, smart utility meters, and storage battery requirements. Link to each article below.

1. Understanding NFPA 101 for mission critical facilities

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.

2. Five steps to success with ASHRAE 90.1

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.

3. Risk management: Commissioning electrical systems

Commissioning electrical systems has become a study of economics and risk. Factors such as capital expenditure, age, safety, reliability, efficiency, and energy costs must be weighed in conjunction with replacement costs and liability risk to formulate and prioritize recommissioning and retro-commissioning plans.

4. Smart utility meters enhance utility operations

The capabilities of advanced metering infrastructure offer opportunities for improving service and preventing lost revenue through phase error analysis.

5. Storage battery requirements

The International Fire Code (IFC) and NFPA 1: Fire Code need to be considered when specifying stationary storage battery systems to ensure public safety.
This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.csemag.com, March 13 to 19, for articles published within the last two months.

Joy Chang, digital project manager, CFE Media, jchang@cfemedia.com.

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