You clicked, we responded: CSE's Top Five features and news items from 2008

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02/20/2009


Features

Art of Protecting Electrical Systems series
From 1965 through 1970, Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s predecessor, Actual Specifying Engineer , ran a series of articles on overcurrent protection. Due to the immense popularity of the 31 installments, the authors, George Farrell, PE,

NEC and standby gensets
Generators are addressed in multiple sections of the National Electrical Code.
Here are key sections to reference when designing systems with gensets.

Heating calculations for electrical duct bank
Electrical heating calculations might be necessary when large amounts of electrical duct bank are routed belowgrade.

Specifying grease ducts using new codes
Grease duct system codes will change dramatically in January 2009.

Important changes coming in NFPA 70E
An update on the continuing effort to prevent arc flash sees new changes coming in NFPA 70E Standard for electrical safety in the workplace.

News



World’s largest LED chandelier illuminated
The world’s largest LED free-hanging chandelier was illuminated for the first time by Meyda Lighting on April 2 at the Stanley Center for the Arts in Utica, N.Y.




Energy efficiency building guide available online
ASHRAE and several organizations, in an effort to encourage energy efficient design in a range of building types, have made the Advanced Energy Design Guide series available free online.





MIT discovery unleashes solar revolution
First, MIT scientists recharged batteries wirelessly. Now they can mimic essence of plants' energy storage system.




Wal-Mart to perform energy audits at state capitols






NEMA publishes application guide for electric fire pump controllers
The National Electrical Manufacturers Assn. (NEMA) has published ICS 14 Application Guide for Electric Fire Pump Controllers.





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