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Monthly Archives: May 2002

Substation Grounding

Not long ago I wrote an article on Substation grounding for Electrical Business that raised the issue of whether one should interconnect the building...

Training for Safety and the Future

May is Electrical Safety Month. During this time, many industry professionals and organizations try to focus on the safety aspect of the industry. From...

The Effects of Globalization of Trade on Conformity Assessment

The objective of this article is to provide IAEI members information on the changing scene of conformity assessment resulting from the effects of globalization...

What Electrical Inspectors Don’t See

"Beauty is only skin deep,” could not be truer than with electrical equipment. Under that pretty cover or inside that box could be a...

Product Safety Field Evaluations and Construction Projects

The Laws. In many jurisdictions, state and local laws require all electrical equipment to be certified by an approved independent third-party testing laboratory. Often,...

Role of Testing and Certification Bodies

The electrical safety system in North America depends on an interplay of different organizations and publications. All of them have to be carefully coordinated...

Molded-Case Circuit Breaker – Individual Pole Interrupting Capability

The 2002 National Electrical Code (NEC) has an added notation that can be confusing. The notion is a fine print note (FPN) to 240.85...

Math Behind Extreme Wind Loading

In the last IAEI News (March/April 2002), I shared with you the details of the new extreme wind loading requirements of the 2002 National Electrical Safety...

UL Helps AHJs Determine Code Compliance

To accept or not to accept, that is the question authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) face on a daily basis. They encounter products with no...

Arc-Flash Protection and the 2002 NEC

Significant number of electricians are being seriously burned and often killed from an accidental electrical flash while working equipment "hot.” Most of these serious...
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