Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, March 23-29

Were you out last week? Miss something? Here are the Consulting-Specifying Engineer ’s five most-clicked articles from last week, March 23-29, including articles about electric fire pumps, NFPA 92, standby generators, ASHRAE 90.1-2013, and designing labratory ventaliation systems.


1. Supplying power for electric fire pumps

Power is a key element in ensuring a fire pump works in an emergency situation. This article touches on relevant fire codes and offers best practices to illustrate proper design of power for fire pumps.

2. NFPA 92 defines design, testing of smoke control systems

NFPA 92: Standard for Smoke Control Systems provides fire protection engineers with guidance for the design and testing of smoke control systems.

3. Protecting standby generators for mission critical facilities

The generator and standby power systems for mission critical facilities require a higher level of reliability and availability.

4. What's new in ASHRAE 90.1-2013

Nearly 150 addenda were proposed for ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013.

5. Designing laboratory ventilation systems

Proper ventilation in labs is required to promote and maintain safety and protection to life and property.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, March 23-29, for articles published within the last two months.

- Jessica DuBois-Maahs, associate content manager, CFE Media,

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