Whitepapers http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/18951/more en Hot Topics: Arc Ratings, FR, Heat Stress, NFPA 70E and More http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/hot-topics-arc-ratings-fr-heat-stress-nfpa-70e-and-more <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Westex by Milliken </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industry technical experts address questions surrounding hot topics such as arc ratings, FR, heat stress, NFPA70E and more. Here&rsquo;s information you should know about key issues that impact workers.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/hot-topics-arc-ratings-fr-heat-stress-nfpa-70e-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/hot-topics-arc-ratings-fr-heat-stress-nfpa-70e-and-more#comments Whitepapers Fri, 05 May 2017 14:29:00 +0000 147691 at http://ecmweb.com An Introduction to Fire Science & Flame Resistant Fabric Technologies for Protective Apparel http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/introduction-fire-science-flame-resistant-fabric-technologies-protective-apparel <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Westex by Milliken </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are various ways FR fabrics can be made flame resistant. Unfortunately, marketing spin has created misperceptions among decision-makers about the value of each method. Here's information you should know about the different types of FR and what to look for in the buying process.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/introduction-fire-science-flame-resistant-fabric-technologies-protective-apparel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/introduction-fire-science-flame-resistant-fabric-technologies-protective-apparel#comments Whitepapers Sun, 05 Mar 2017 18:20:00 +0000 145911 at http://ecmweb.com Power Failure Risk Assessment http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/power-failure-risk-assessment <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Power outage&mdash;two words that keep or wake you up at night. Rather than tossing and turning or imagining disaster scenarios, prepare for power outages by assessing the risk in your power architecture and protecting critical systems to lessen the impact of short duration events. To ensure you are prepared to take action in the event of an outage, it&rsquo;s best to understand which systems are at most risk. For reference, we&rsquo;ve created an example of a risk assessment grid using an average hospital environment.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/power-failure-risk-assessment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/power-failure-risk-assessment#comments Whitepapers Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:50:00 +0000 144591 at http://ecmweb.com Executive Summary: Technology Enabled Data Center Life Cycle Services http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/executive-summary-technology-enabled-data-center-life-cycle-services <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting everyone and everything. This massive technological shift is impacting how businesses interact with their data centers. It is also affecting how quickly businesses can respond when a problem occurs. Download this White Paper to learn how big data and analytics are impacting the data center and how you can address your modern data center needs.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/executive-summary-technology-enabled-data-center-life-cycle-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/executive-summary-technology-enabled-data-center-life-cycle-services#comments Whitepapers Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:11:00 +0000 143361 at http://ecmweb.com Moving From Withdrawable to Fixed Circuit Breaker Switchgear in ANSI Medium-Voltage Applications http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/moving-withdrawable-fixed-circuit-breaker-switchgear-ansi-medium-voltage-applications <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In the United States, medium-voltage (MV) power distribution typically uses withdrawable circuit breaker switchgear (WCBS). Withdrawable breakers allow for regular maintenance and provide an easily visible confirmation of circuit isolation but at a cost &mdash; having removable parts and the act of inserting and withdrawing breakers could result in the possibility of arc flash incidents. Modern fixed circuit breaker switchgear (FCBS), which uses highly reliable and virtually maintenance-free vacuum and gas breakers, eliminates this concern and introduces other potential advantages.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/moving-withdrawable-fixed-circuit-breaker-switchgear-ansi-medium-voltage-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/moving-withdrawable-fixed-circuit-breaker-switchgear-ansi-medium-voltage-applications#comments Whitepapers Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:06:00 +0000 142961 at http://ecmweb.com Five Best Practices to Improve Building Management Systems (BMS) Cybersecurity http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/five-best-practices-improve-building-management-systems-bms-cybersecurity <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Data breaches and other cyber crime cost companies billions each year worldwide, and the damage to brand reputation can be incalculable. Since hackers look for weakly defended systems to attack, this paper presents 5 cybersecurity &ldquo;best practices&rdquo; to mitigate system vulnerabilities. Some are commonsense measures like effective password management; others involve securing open ports and other access points, software upgrades, user management, and vulnerability plans.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/five-best-practices-improve-building-management-systems-bms-cybersecurity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/five-best-practices-improve-building-management-systems-bms-cybersecurity#comments Whitepapers Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:37:00 +0000 142851 at http://ecmweb.com Are You Cashing in on Green Energy? http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/are-you-cashing-green-energy <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Mr. Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Did you know that any home built before 2006, that hasn&rsquo;t been upgraded to be energy efficient, is a prospective energy audit customer? The desire for green energy is just gaining ground in the United States, and isn&rsquo;t limited to the HVAC industry.&nbsp; According to Mr. Electric, commercial audits can help reduce lighting costs by up to 75%.<br /> If your business isn&rsquo;t cashing in on the need for green energy, maybe it should be.&nbsp; Learn more about how energy audits may be a new revenue stream for your electrical contracting business.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/are-you-cashing-green-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/are-you-cashing-green-energy#comments Sponsored Products Whitepapers Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:44:00 +0000 142071 at http://ecmweb.com Optimizing Buildings Using Analytics and Engineering Expertise http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/optimizing-buildings-using-analytics-and-engineering-expertise <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When fully utilized, Building Management Systems (BMS) offer facility managers many advantages. Harnessing building data to help correct root-cause energy inefficiencies is one area that is increasingly important yet challenging. This paper shows how leveraging BMS data through building data analytics software and combining it with expert engineering services creates actionable intelligence that can reduce HVAC energy costs by up to 30%. <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ecmweb.com/files/uploads/2016/04/schneider_LIO_Life-Green_RGB1_4.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 69px;" /></p> </div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/optimizing-buildings-using-analytics-and-engineering-expertise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/optimizing-buildings-using-analytics-and-engineering-expertise#comments Whitepapers Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:44:00 +0000 141651 at http://ecmweb.com Selecting a Building Management System (BMS) for Sites with a Data Center or IT Room http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/selecting-building-management-system-bms-sites-data-center-or-it-room <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A data center or IT room uniquely alters the requirements of a building management system (BMS). This is primarily because of the criticality of IT and its dependence on facility infrastructure. IT&rsquo;s reliance on power and cooling systems makes a BMS an important part of a larger data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution that brings together Facilities and IT. The cooperation and information sharing better ensures uninterrupted and efficient operation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/selecting-building-management-system-bms-sites-data-center-or-it-room" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/selecting-building-management-system-bms-sites-data-center-or-it-room#comments Whitepapers Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:29:00 +0000 139831 at http://ecmweb.com Guidance for Calculation of Efficiency (PUE) in Data Center http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/guidance-calculation-efficiency-pue-data-center <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Before data center infrastructure efficiency can be benchmarked using PUE or other metrics, there must be agreement on exactly what power consumptions constitute IT loads, what consumptions constitute physical infrastructure, and what loads should not be counted. Unfortunately, commonly published efficiency data is not computed using a standard methodology, and the same data center will have different efficiency ratings when different methodologies are applied.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/guidance-calculation-efficiency-pue-data-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/whitepapers/guidance-calculation-efficiency-pue-data-center#comments Whitepapers Thu, 08 Sep 2016 19:30:00 +0000 139801 at http://ecmweb.com