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Monthly Archives: January 2001

Electric Vehicles

There is no better time than the present to discuss the merits of alternative fuel sources. As the price of gasoline exceeds $2.00 per...

Listing Requirements for ITE Installed in Computer Rooms

The National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70 considers information technology equipment (ITE) installed in ITE rooms—more commonly called computer rooms—as special equipment. As described...

Ask CSA: Electric Sauna Heaters

CSA International’s Corporate Audits and Investigations Group has investigated several fires over the years that were apparently caused by improperly installed electric sauna heaters....

Disconnecting Means Requirements as Stated in 645-10 and 11

For several years I have heard horror stories associated with the accidental activation of the disconnecting means required by Sections 645-2(a), 645-10, and 645-11....

How the IEC Relates to North America – Particularly IEC 60364

The second part in these series of articles ended by asking the question, "Why should an electrical inspector participate in the IEC standards making...

New Jersey Wins National Award for Rehabilitation Subcode

New Jersey’s rehab code is the nation’s first set of rules written just for older buildings, and it’s bringing developers back to cities by...

Installations and Inspections of Information Technology Equipment

Computer Rooms In the 1996 National Electrical Code the title of Article 645 was changed from Computer/Data Processing Equipment to Information Technology Equipment (ITE). This...

Rules for Electrical Utility Supply

The Canadian Electrical Code, Section 6 provides us with some important rules for installing service equipment, wiring methods and metering. The following rules apply...

I Dare You to Climb That Tower

How do we stop people from killing themselves? In particular, how do we stop teenage boys from climbing high voltage transmission towers like this...

Services and Service Equipment

This article revisits some definitions and requirements covered in Section 6 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Services and Service Equipment, beginning with a review...
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