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Monthly Archives: November 2008

A Top to Bottom Perspective on a PV System

The PV Array—Mechanical Considerations The PV array consists of individual PV modules attached to a mechanical frame, usually attached to the structural members of the...

What Price for Life? Code Adoption: Ohio’s Fight for Electrical Safety

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is the leading advocate of fire prevention and is an authoritative source on public safety.1 The National Electrical...

Article 708, Critical Operations Power Systems – Some Existing Technologies to Assist in Complying

NEC-2008 has a new Article 708, Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS). COPS are defined as "power systems for facilities or parts of facilities that...

Ground Rods Marking and Compliance Requirements

In today’s electrical environment, many installed ground rod electrodes do not meet the requirements of theNational Electrical Code. Ground rods less than 0.625 in...

Arc Flash Overview

Five to ten times per day, an electrical arc-flash accident occurs that seriously injures or kills someone in the United States. Standards such as...

Dispenser Disconnects – Critical safety net that is overlooked?

Technology of fuel dispensers has kept pace with the fast-paced society of today. Present day fuel dispensers often come configured with a multitude of...

Dispenser Retrofits – Field Modifications

Retrofit kits are routinely used to upgrade or change the functionality of products. There is no truer example of this than fuel dispenser retrofits. Fuel...

Energy Conservation and the Electrical Industry Overview and Residential Requirements

The recent article in theIAEI Newsoutlining the background, purpose, and need for energy codes, energy conservation and sustainable construction should serve as a wakeup...

What is Behind the Genuine Mark?

Customers have expressed concerns about products entering the market that do not always comply with existing standards. We have prepared this document to address...

Electrical Systems – Are You Protected?

Protection Required It’s expressed multiple times throughout the Code; protect the wires, cables, conductors from physical damage. As electricians and inspectors are trained, there are...
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