Top five Consulting-Specifying Engineer stories, Jan. 20-26, 2014
Were you out last week? Miss something? Here are Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Jan. 20-26, 2014, including articles about Lighting commissioning, selecting an air handling unit, transformers for commercial buildings, transfer switches, and arc flash hazards.
ASHRAE Standard 90.1 provides guidelines for designing lighting and lighting control systems. Commissioning these lighting systems is a key requirement of the 2010 edition of the code.
Air handling units come in all shapes and sizes. Learn to balance and prioritize all of the choices related to performance, efficiency, maintainability, and space constraints.
While commercial building designs change, their electrical loads remain fundamentally unchanged. Properly sizing and selecting transformers ensures that these loads are accommodated.
Here are best practices for closed transition transfer switches when two live sources are connected together.
Engineers should be aware of design alternatives that can reduce arc flash hazards in medium-voltage systems.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.csemag.com, Jan. 20-26, 2014.
- Jessica Dubois-Maahs, Jordan Schultz, associate content managers, CFE Media, Consulting-Specifying Engineer.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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