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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Two Important Inspection Areas & One for the Plan Reviewers

Photovoltaic (PV) power systems have PV modules and PV arrays that will be producing dangerous amounts of voltage and current for the next 50...

We hear only what we understand

Unfortunately, understanding is often blocked by filters, many of which are not of our own choosing and work automatically. Languages we do not speak...

LED Retrofits for Luminaires and Signs

Question I see many kits to retrofit or convert incandescent and fluorescent luminaires and signs as well as neon signs to LED lighting sources. Does...

Overhead Power Lines and Signs — Rule 34-106

This article discusses issues that can come up when billboard signs are located too near overhead lines passing horizontal to or above the signs....

Elevator Code, CE Code and the NBCC — consistency of requirements

Historically, this subject was always a source of confusion to the electrical designers, installers and regulators, as provisions of the Elevator Code have not...

Code Adoption: The Fiscal Impact Statement

Economic pressures come and go and can have devastating impacts to many across the United States; when these pressures cause a state or local...

Women Business Owners Need Retirement Plans

If you’re a woman who owns a business, you’ve got plenty of company. In fact, women own more than 10 million U.S. companies, and...

Appreciating the Electrical Pioneers

About ten years ago I had an appointment with a potential major client in the Houston area. I picked up a rental car at...

Basic Test Instruments

Voltage, current, resistance, and power are fundamental electrical terms. We have taken a look at the definition of each, and have discussed calculation methods...

Electrical Inspections for the Combo Inspector, Part 7 — Article 210, Branch Circuits

This installment picks up with the beginning of Article 210, which covers branch circuits. As we recall from Article 100, abranch circuitis that portion...
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