How to Request an Electrical Service
How to Request an Electrical Service

How to Request an Electrical Service

Posted by Kaiden Douglass on in Fundamentals

Requesting an electrical service for a project is a process that can be completed by anyone involved with the project, including architects, engineers, tenants, or property owners.  There are several ways to apply to start an electrical service, including an online form on the energy company’s website, a phone call to an energy company representative, […]

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Electrical Engineering : What is Dirty Power?

Electrical Engineering : What is Dirty Power?

Posted by Mike Ruff on in Engineering, Fundamentals

“Dirty power” is an abnormality in the power quality that is being delivered to a system.  These abnormalities can include low power factor, voltage variations, frequency variations, and surges.  All electrical systems are based on a supply of power at a certain voltage and frequency.  Equipment and electronic devices are chosen based on this expected […]

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Kitchen Hood Types, Placement, and Use

Kitchen Hood Types, Placement, and Use

Posted by Eric Baluch on in Fundamentals

Kitchen hood designs vary depending on the application in which the hood is being used.  There are two types of kitchen hoods. TYPES The first type of kitchen hoods is designed to be installed above cooking appliances that produce laden vapors, such as grease or smoke. Type 2 kitchen hoods must be installed above cooking or […]

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Where and How to Install Firestopping Products

Where and How to Install Firestopping Products

Posted by Edward Radziszewski on in Engineering, Fundamentals

Firestopping products are required by local building codes, national model codes, and the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) to be installed in all penetrations of fire rated construction or in smoke barriers.  Fire rated construction consists of walls, floors, shafts and listed floor/ceiling assemblies and are located throughout a structure as required by Code and […]

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Aluminum vs. Copper Conductors

Aluminum vs. Copper Conductors

Posted by Hilmi Tannous on in Engineering, Fundamentals

The construction drawings are done, the specifications are complete, and bidding has commenced. A few days before bids are due, however, the contractor suggests replacing copper conductors with aluminum conductors – a suggestion that may be a value-engineering line item, or a qualification item within the bid. But what are the technical aspects of making […]

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