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Monthly Archives: May 2000

How Comfortable Are You?

The Hazards of Electricity The electrical inspector and electrician are no different from any other craftsman. As they accumulate more experience and expertise in their...

Grounding Electrodes

Definition   Figure 1. Grounding electrode Grounding electrode. A conducting element used to connect electrical systems and/or equipment to the earth. General For many applications, grounding electrodes provide the...

Lightning and Lightning Protection

A National Standard of Canada, CAN/CSA-B72-M87 Installation Code for Lightning Protection Systems provides guidance on lightning protection. The following information may be found in...

Installations and Inspections of Motors and Motor Circuit Protection

Overcurrent protection for motors and motor circuits is a little different than the rules for conductors as specified in Article 240, because motor loads...

Does UL review installation instructions?

Question: Installation instructions Does UL review installation instructions that are provided with UL certified products? Are they evaluated to make sure they comply with model...

CE Marking – Is the Inspector Being Fooled?

Inspectors play a key role in the implementation of the North American Safety System and the job is not easy. In addition to being...

I Thought It Was Dead

Assuming electrical circuits or equipment is dead or de energized can be a costly mistake. Phrases such as "I thought it was dead” have...

South Florida Building Code Accepts NEIS

The Miami-Dade County Building Code and Product Review Committee became the first governmental entity in the country to accept NECA’s National Electrical Installation...

Electrical Safety

May is the month designated to promote electrical safety. It is appropriate to set aside a time to emphasize this important issue. Too many...
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