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Monthly Archives: November 2006

PV Systems and Workmanship

With electrical systems lifetimes exceeding forty years, PV systems must be installed using the best available workmanship to ensure public safety over the life...

Report: NFPA Electrical Inspector’s Forum

The National Fire Protection Association, by action of the Board of Directors chaired by George Ockuly, hosted a meeting and forum of electrical inspectors...

Pre-Alt Inspections

The National Fire Protection Association estimates there are 111,400 fires annually caused by faulty electrical distribution systems, electrical appliances and equipment. These fires caused...

Case Study: Arizona Cardinals’ new state-of-the-art retractable stadium roof

As professional sports venues become bigger and more complex in design and scale, architects and engineers are looking for bold new ideas. Retractable roofs...

The Value of Electrical Inspection

There is significant intangible value in many of the things we take for granted. For example, essential resources such as the air we breathe...

Electrical Inspectors

Two readers have e-mailed me with the question, "Is there a test I can take to become a certified National Electrical Safety Code‚ (NESC‚)...

What Do the Markings on Circuit Breakers Mean?

Have you ever been confused about what the markings on circuit breakers mean? Understanding the markings on electrical equipment is a fundamental need to...

Temporary Services – an anything goes situation?

In most areas of the country, building construction is booming, and there is a huge need for and use of temporary construction power. As...

Electrified Truck Parking Space Equipment

Each code cycle, members of the code-making panels have the opportunity to review countless code proposals. Every now and then, a proposal to develop...

Electrical Safety In Health Care Facilities, Canadian Perspective – What Should We Know?

Which areas of a health care facility electrical system must be tested for voltage difference between ground points, for ground return path voltage rise...
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