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Monthly Archives: March 2012

More Questions from Inspectors Numerous PV Systems Pose Issues

Photovoltaic (PV) systems prices continue to drop and inspectors are getting numerous requests for inspections. The questions that I receive indicate that this is...

From the Desk of the CEO/Executive Director

IAEI launches its 84th year with much anticipation and excitement as we launch several new projects as well as fulfilling the organization’s mission statement...

Are there LED retrofits for emergency lighting? Are two light sources required?

Question Are there LED retrofits for emergency lighting? Are two light sources required? Answer Product category Emergency LED Drivers (FTBV) covers battery packs that can be factory-...

Does UL Certify (List) Circuit Breaker Pad Locking Devices?

Question Does UL Certify (List) Circuit Breaker Pad Locking Devices? Answer Yes, UL certifies both circuit breaker lock-on and lock-off devices under the product category Circuit Breaker...

Arc Flash — A Survivor’s Perspective

Many of us have been raised to believe that respect is not given, it is earned — the question you have to ask yourself...

Hazardous Gases and Vapours, Section 18

The Canadian Electrical Code, Section 18 covers electrical equipment and wiring in locations where ignition of flammable gases, vapours, dusts and fibres could result...

Certification vs. License, Which Is Better?

Many years ago I wrote an article for a local newsletter very similar to this about the difference between certifications and experience. In that...

NFPA Hosts 5th Electrical Inspector’s Forum

NFPA hosted twenty-six authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) from twenty states and Canada at the 5th NFPA Electrical Inspectors Forum. The common thread linking the...

Connecting IT Equipment

Question Can information technology equipment be cord-and-plug connected if the cord is either hard usage type or portable power cable type? Is such IT equipment...

Impact of the Building Code on Electrical Wiring

There are many places in the Canadian Electrical Code, where wiring requirements are dependent on provisions of theNationalBuilding Code of Canada (NBCC). For example,...
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