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Monthly Archives: May 2004

ESFI Urges Consumers to “Plug Into Electrical Safety”

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 1999 there were an estimated 38,400 total electrically-related home structure fires, with electrical wiring including...

Static Protection through Bonding and Grounding

In many electrical installations today, some protection needs extend beyond the installation requirements of the Code. Static electricity and the buildup of static charges...

Eliminating Redundant Component Testing Reduces Time to Market and Manufacturers’ Expense

A new Agreement on Acceptance of Components for selected electrical products was recently signed by CSA International (CSA) and Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL). Under...

Maintenance of a Commercial Low-Voltage Installation

This article describes the operation and maintenance of a low-voltage power system used to power a jazz restaurant-cafe. Not necessarily an important factor in...

New Products Don’t Grow on Trees

Have you run into a new electrical product on the job site lately? Have you seen something new and wondered where it came from?...

Counterfeiting: A Crime that Affects Us All

The counterfeiting of money is one of the oldest crimes in history. At some periods in early history, it was even considered treasonous and...

Using Technology to Reduce Risk and Improve Worker Safety

Empirical data indicates that around 80 percent of all electrical interruptions are attributable to ground faults that are a result of an unintentional connection...

Safety is Important All the Time

It’s the time of year again when electrical safety is stressed. May is National Electrical Safety Month. Even though we all know and realize...

Rule 10-814 Bonding Conductor Size

Canadian Electrical Code, Rule 10-814 is where we find the minimum bonding conductor sizes for electrical circuits. It’s a fairly straight forward rule, simple...

The Effects of Ruling Span on Sag and Tension

Maximum Tension Since the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) minimum vertical clearance between conductors at supports and between the conductors and ground are a function...
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