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On-Site Critical Power Generation for the Data Center & Other Critical Facilities April 15, 2015 at 11 AM ET

Robert Trotter CBO, CFM

Trotter is manager, senior lfe safety specialist with Smith Seckman Reid Inc, a Nashville-based, employee-owned engineering design and facility consulting firm with 500 employees in 12 offices across the United States.

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Plenum Requirements For Egress Corridors In Health Care Environments

Incorporating a plenum can have its design advantages, but corridors serving adjoining areas of health care occupancies are prohibited from being used for a portion of an air supply, air return, or exhaust air plenum. This article and its illustrations can strengthen your grasp of the related NFPA code details and exceptions so you can design and ventilate properly for this special population.
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Putting A Damper On Tragedy

It’s impossible to put a price on life. However, the fact that sometimes it must be done should be a further motivator to owners and engineers to get fire/smoke protection right. Revisit the past and then skip to the present, where one firm’s proactive ap-proach meets standards, simplifies design and maintenance, and even reduces labor costs.

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On-Site Critical Power Generation for the Data Center & Other Critical Facilities

Can your data center survive a 48 hour outage? Can you continue to pay escalating utility power bills in the years to come? On site "critical" power generation is the inevitable answer for these challenges. 

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Check out the April issue of ES with the cover story: Discovery vs. Disaster: Why You Should Know The Limits Of Your Data Center.
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