You mean well, of course you do! You dedicate your education and experience to create practical and reliable designs for your clients. But, when it comes to specialty areas such as fuel system design, researching new codes and technologies can be a big challenge, especially while trying to meet fast-approaching project deadlines. So, is it inevitable that some design flaws will find their way to the final construction documents? Well, don’t give up just yet!
If you do design work for commercial facilities, chances are that the architect for your last project gave you very limited space for mechanical and electrical equipment rooms. When specifying equipment such as emergency generators, the equipment footprint is always important. But, what about overhead space for things like the engine’s exhaust system? What are the options when the room’s height appears insufficient?
Whether you are designing a central energy plant for a hospital, or a smaller generator for a commercial facility, be sure to dedicate some time to your engine exhaust system specifications. Federal regulations are becoming stricter each day. And, at the local level, noise and air quality are becoming more and more important to permitting … Read more
How and when to apply “3-cycle rated” vs. “30-cycle rated” transfer switches should be a rather important consideration for a design engineer. A coordination study is a critical element that must go hand-in-hand with the design and specification of a safe and reliable emergency power system. Some basic definitions Interrupting ratings – the highest current at rated voltage that a device is intended … Read more