Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, Feb. 17-23, 2014
Were you out last week? Miss something? Here are Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, Feb. 17-23, 2014, including articles about the MEP Giants Program, corrosion in electrical systems, laboratory ventilation systems, lighting control requirements, and VFD and motor strategies.
The MEP Giants program lists the top 100 mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and fire protection engineering firms in the United States. The in-depth analysis of these firms appears in the August issue and reveals what's going on in the industry and how it has changed over the past few years. Special emphasis is placed on commissioning firms in a separate report each October.
Properly specifying electrical products for highly corrosive environments will reduce overall long-term cost and risk of failure.
Proper ventilation in labs is required to promote and maintain safety and protection to life and property.
This article examines lighting control requirements in various codes and standards, commissioning these controls, and what engineers may expect in the future.
A variable frequency drive (VFD) often is specified to save money by reducing energy consumption in pumps, fans, compressors, or any other motor loads that may be found in a typical building. These best practices will provide the engineer with information on how to specify a VFD to meet load conditions while achieving efficiency.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.csemag.com, Feb. 17-23, 2014, for articles published within the last two months.
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