ON DEMAND In today’s energy security aware world, ensuring power reliability is a critical mandate. Most recently, new energy storage technologies are being considered to help enhance the availability of power systems by allowing them to accommodate a variety of energy sources. Discover how integrating multiple energy storage can increase peak power availability.
On Demand Harmonics in electrical systems are normal occurrences due to non-linear loads such as AC to DC supplies and Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs). We will review how the IEEE Recommended Practice and Requirements for Harmonic Control in Electric Power Systems (Standard 519) applies to harmonics disturbances at a system level. This webinar will provide an understanding of what harmonics are in electrical systems and how VFDs create them.
On Demand Maintaining a single point of control for a building’s mechanical systems through integration makes facility management easier and more effective. With HVAC systems responsible for a significant part of a building’s energy costs, this webinar explores the range of integration options available to owners and managers interested in maximizing efficiency and access to information across mechanical systems as they achieve optimal performance of VRF, a sophisticated HVAC technology.
On Demand Stricter refrigerant regulations combined with increasing demands for energy efficiency mean the systems of tomorrow must perform at superior levels, a lower cost, and with minimal flammability. Oil-free systems can help achieve these benefits and more. This webinar will give an overview of what oil-free systems can offer with a focus on water-cooled chillers, air-cooled chillers, and heat pump applications.
On Demand Join us for an overview to learn how projects are being optimized by a concept called Traceable ConstructionTM. While laser scanning has traditionally been used as an “as-built” tool, it has now become a key part of the entire project lifecycle. Learn how the captured data can be used effectively in all three MEP project phases - Design, Build & Operate.
On Demand Our society has become highly dependent on electrical power. It is the underpinning of virtually everything, and we take it for granted in everyday life at home, work, and in many cases, public transportation. Moreover, virtually all of the critical infrastructure for communications, security, emergency services, and life safety depend on power. Climate Change, in general, and the record weather extremes will continue to increase the likelihood of utility power interruptions as well as risks to life and property. In the new age of 100-year events becoming more commonplace, it has become clear that there is virtually no place that is totally immune to natural risks. Therefore, backup power has become almost as important as primary utility service, and, in many cases, it's a necessity.
On Demand Using PEX in hydronic heating and cooling applications is a growing trend in the commercial building industry due to the product’s durability and ease of use. This webinar will focus on the benefits of PEX in hydronic applications, including fan-coil units, VAVs, AHUs, unit heaters, radiant manifolds, and more and explore the differences and similarities of using PEX compared to other piping materials.
On Demand It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity! At Pfizer Pharmaceutical, this isn’t simply a notion of comfort, it’s a battle cry for engineers responsible for controlling the indoor environment at the company’s pill-manufacturing facility in Puerto Rico. So, when Pfizer began a large HVAC renovation, the company knew tight ductwork was essential. After several failed attempts at traditional manual sealing, contractors recommended a new internal approach to duct sealing. To prove success, painstaking measurements were taken before and after the work was done.
On Demand Back-up power has become almost as important as primary utility service, and in many cases a necessity. This has caused a wide variety of organizations to consider adding or upgrading back-up power to their existing facilities, or including them as a requirement for new buildings. When a utility disruption occurs everyone expects the back-up generator to start and run flawlessly as long as necessary, whether for thirty minutes or 30 days. However, while simple in principle, different applications place different demands and requirements for back-up power systems.
On Demand Standby generators require electrical protection against potential faults and damage. Selecting the appropriate protective devices and functions often requires striking a balance between protection and continuity of operation. Code requirements for emergency systems and health care facilities, or parallel operation with the utility, can add another layer of complexity to this topic.
Engineered Systems magazine’s April 2019 issue focuses on K-12 schools, showcasing how districts across the nation are using hybrid systems and advanced BAS systems to cut their energy use and costs, how kitchen ventilation systems should be installed and maintained, and more. The issue also examines the present and future of artificial intelligence in the built environment, one engineering firm’s advanced attempt to create a nonproprietary BMS system, and much more.