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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Conductor Sizing and Overcurrent Device Ratings

Conductor sizes and overcurrent device ratings are critical to the safe, long-term operation of any electrical system, but are of particular importance in PV...

Core Elements First

Core elements—those upon which all else depend—are vitally important, both in our careers and in our lives. Often, however, we get distracted by the...

Are wire connectors that are filled with silicone Listed to splice THWN conductors in...

Question Are wire connectors that are filled with silicone Listed to splice THWN conductors in an open bottom handhole for an outdoor parking lot light? Answer Unless...

Is it permissible to stub up conduits into the bottom of a stationary generator...

Question Is it permissible to stub up conduits into the bottom of a stationary generator enclosure and continue the conductors out of the conduit directly...

Main protective and control devices for emergency generators — are we consistent on this...

Let’s say, you are a supplier of an emergency generator or a designer of an emergency distribution system, and your task is to select...

Grounding Resistance and Spacing of Ground Rods

As we already know, the Canadian Electrical Code requires a minimum distance of 3 m between ground rods forming an electrical system grounding electrode....

Inspection Best Practices and More Inspection Perspectives

As members of IAEI, we are among some of the best when it comes to inspectors, something of which we must take advantage when...

Energy Update: Technology Converts Waste Material into Electricity

A dairy farm in North Troy, Vermont, is using an innovative technology to convert farm waste products, such as manure, into electricity. The project...

Ring in Some Financial New Year’s Resolutions

Now that 2011 is here, you may want to make some New Year’s resolutions. Planning to volunteer? Go to the gym more often? Learn...

The Art of Dispenser Safety: A Safe Environment for Vehicle Fueling Station Maintenance

With the new 2011 National Electric Code hitting the streets all over the country, I am often asked, "Are we there yet?” No, this...
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