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  • Feb 14, 2014
    Commentary

    Feel the Power  

    Many of the articles in this month’s issue focus on the topic of on-site power equipment and systems....More
  • Feb 13, 2014
    Commentary

    Risk Analysis or Arc Flash Study?

    Q. Is it true that a risk analysis can be performed in place of an arc flash study? A. An arc flash study is in fact a “risk analysis” if liberally interpreted using NFPA 70E definitions and OSHA regulatory language. Unfortunately, the term “study” has been misinterpreted and misapplied often....More
  • Feb 4, 2014
    Commentary

    Generator Design Debate: Insurer vs. Engineer 1

    Some insurance companies are now asking their clients to install 165°F fusible links (valves) in the fuel oil supply (FOS) line between the main storage tank and day tank(s). In some cases, the companies are also asking for the links to be placed in the fuel oil return (FOR) line. The single reason for this is that “if there were a fire in the generator room, the fuel supply to the generator(s) room would be shut down and therefore the chance of a ‘burn down’ minimized.”...More
  • Jan 20, 2014
    Commentary

    BIM, BAM, BOOM!  

    It doesn’t seem all that long ago when we mentioned the topic of building information modeling (BIM), we did so with an eye to the future. There were just a handful of the largest, most progressive contractors/designers using this technology on really big and complex projects. But in the last five years or so, this quickly started to change....More
  • Jan 6, 2014
    Commentary

    Remote Manual Stop Stations in Emergency Power Supply Systems

    Q. Our fire inspector just gave us a pink slip because we didn’t have an emergency shut off for our generators. Is this valid?...More
  • Conference

    Energy Management Congress (EMC) West

    June 25th - 26th, 2014 - Seattle, WA
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  • Conference

    Battcon Stationary Battery Conference and Trade Show

    May 5th - 7th, 2014 - Boca Raton, FL
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  • Conference

    EGSA Spring Convention

    March 23rd - 25th, 2014 - Savannah, GA
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  • Conference

    NEMRA Annual Conference

    February 5th - 8th, 2014 - Atlanta, GA
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  • Oct 16, 2013
    blog

    The Many Benefits of Maintenance

    When implemented properly, a preventive maintenance program can make all the difference in your electrical system operation....More
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