Selective coordination in elevators
Selective coordination in elevators is required when more than one elevator is supplied by a common feeder.
Selective coordination is required when more than one elevator is supplied by a common feeder, per NEC Article 620-62. Figure 2 shows an example of a coordination study illustrating the feeder breaker overcurrent protection, the elevator fuse overcurrent protection, and the elevator motor start-up curves.
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Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.