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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Questions from the AHJ – To Fuse or Not to Fuse?

Nearly everyone agrees that the National Electrical Code gets better with every edition. However, new technologies like photovoltaic (PV) power systems and fuel cells...

Inside the Non-Certified Product

In the product safety profession, we consider the six hazards: shock, energy, fire, injury, chemical and radiation. Of these six hazards, shock is the...

Maintenance Concerns Should Be a Call to Action for Electrical Inspectors

Simply put, the lifeblood of industrial facilities is electrical power. Production processes, environmental controls and security, lighting and safety systems would grind to a...

Concrete-Encased Electrodes – Let’s Go Vertical!

The year was 2005. It was a typical spring afternoon in this typical Midwest town of Anywhere, USA. The skies were a cloudy gun-barrel...

Electrical safety must be practiced and taught

May is Electrical Safety Month. Each year electrical safety is stressed during this month. This year even more emphasis should be placed on electrical...

Take Advantage of Employee Financial Education

In the old days, if you worked for a company, your retirement income would likely have been in the form of a pension, with...

A Look at Continuous and Non-Continuous Loads

This article discusses Canadian Electrical Code Rule 8-104 Maximum Circuit Loading. The rule is significant, since it defines how electrical circuits and equipment must...

Product Certification and Electrical Safety

When undertaking any electrical installation work, it is imperative to ensure that the electrical equipment that is being installed and connected within the installation...

What Goes into a Listing and Why It is Important

Equipment that is listed by a certification organization such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL) provides peace of mind to millions of consumers, workers, installers, authorities...

Third-Party Electrical Testing – What Inspectors Should Know

If safe, reliable operation of a newly-installed electrical power system and related components is to be achieved, several key components are required: The power system...
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