Design http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6610/more en T-Codes in Hazardous (Classified) Locations http://ecmweb.com/nec/t-codes-hazardous-classified-locations <div class="node-body article-body">When using electrical equipment in classified areas, such as lighting fixtures in Class I, Div. 2 locations, it’s an NEC requirement that the surface temperature of the fixture doesn’t exceed 80% of the autoignition temperature (AIT) of the gas or vapor involved, or shall be marked with a temperature code (T-Code) [501.130(B)]. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/nec/t-codes-hazardous-classified-locations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/nec/t-codes-hazardous-classified-locations#comments Contractor Design NEC Ops & Maintenance Safety Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:04:00 +0000 53631 at http://ecmweb.com NEMA Updates White Paper on Lighting Controls Terminology http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/nema-updates-white-paper-lighting-controls-terminology <div class="node-body article-body">NEMA published an updated white paper to clarify the terminology used in design and specification of daylight responsive lighting controls.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/nema-updates-white-paper-lighting-controls-terminology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/nema-updates-white-paper-lighting-controls-terminology#comments Lighting & Control Around the Circuit Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:17:00 +0000 53301 at http://ecmweb.com Medium-Voltage Cable Insulation Ratings http://ecmweb.com/design/medium-voltage-cable-insulation-ratings <div class="node-body article-body">Below Table 310.104(E) in the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) are important notes that could be critical in the type of insulation that is specified or purchased for industrial locations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/design/medium-voltage-cable-insulation-ratings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/design/medium-voltage-cable-insulation-ratings#comments Contractor Design Ops & Maintenance Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:04:00 +0000 53221 at http://ecmweb.com New Reports Highlight Major Potential in Offshore Wind Energy http://ecmweb.com/green-building/new-reports-highlight-major-potential-offshore-wind-energy <div class="node-body article-body">The Energy Department has announced a new report showing steady progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy industry over the past year.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/new-reports-highlight-major-potential-offshore-wind-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/new-reports-highlight-major-potential-offshore-wind-energy#comments Green Building News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:57:00 +0000 53181 at http://ecmweb.com Essential Electrical Systems at Health Care Facilities http://ecmweb.com/design/essential-electrical-systems-health-care-facilities <div class="field-byline"> By Krista McDonald Biason, P.E., HGA Architecture &amp; Engineer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Emergency is emergency is emergency, right? If it is from the generator distribution system, then it must all constitute as emergency power. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/design/essential-electrical-systems-health-care-facilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/design/essential-electrical-systems-health-care-facilities#comments Contractor Design Ops & Maintenance Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:46:00 +0000 53161 at http://ecmweb.com Industrial Substations http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/industrial-substations <div class="node-body article-body">The term “substation” is used loosely throughout industrial facilities. The term is actually defined in Part I of Art. 100 of the 2014 Edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC). However, the definition leaves a lot to be desired for Code users.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/industrial-substations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/industrial-substations#comments Design Ops & Maintenance Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:23:00 +0000 52821 at http://ecmweb.com Sticklers for Safety http://ecmweb.com/safety/sticklers-safety <div class="field-byline"> By Van D. Wilkins, ABM Electrical and Lighting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Significant injury or loss of human life due to insufficient electrical management expertise is every employer’s worst nightmare — and not simply because of the monumental costs involved. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/sticklers-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/sticklers-safety#comments Contractor Design Ops & Maintenance Safety Silver Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:16:00 +0000 52551 at http://ecmweb.com A Glimpse into Children's Medical Center's New Patient Clinics http://ecmweb.com/project-spotlight/glimpse-childrens-medical-centers-new-patient-clinics-0 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Children’s Medical Center transforms office space into patient clinics</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/project-spotlight/glimpse-childrens-medical-centers-new-patient-clinics-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/project-spotlight/glimpse-childrens-medical-centers-new-patient-clinics-0#comments Project Spotlight Galleries Contractor Design Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:00:00 +0000 52691 at http://ecmweb.com Michigan State University Develops Transparent Solar Concentrator http://ecmweb.com/green-building/michigan-state-university-develops-transparent-solar-concentrator <div class="node-body article-body">A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/michigan-state-university-develops-transparent-solar-concentrator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/michigan-state-university-develops-transparent-solar-concentrator#comments Green Building Around the Circuit Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:28:00 +0000 52611 at http://ecmweb.com <p>Solar power with a view: MSU doctoral student Yimu Zhao holds up a transparent luminescent solar concentrator module. Photo by Yimu Zhao.</p> Electrical Safety is for Everyone http://ecmweb.com/safety/electrical-safety-everyone <div class="field-byline"> By Dennis K. Neitzel, CPE, AVO Training Institute, Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical hazards exist for everyone everywhere — no one is exempt from potential harm. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/electrical-safety-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/electrical-safety-everyone#comments Contractor Design Ops & Maintenance Safety Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:19:00 +0000 52121 at http://ecmweb.com