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Monthly Archives: January 2013

What Part Does IAEI Play in Disaster Relief?

Disasters are usually characterized by short reaction/response times, overwhelming devastation to infrastructure, and a strain on the tangible and intangible resources of the affected...

Speed Control of Motors — An Introduction to Variable-Frequency Drives

Speed, torque, and horsepower are three interrelated parameters in motor control. The speed of a motor measured in revolutions per minute (RPM) defines a...

UL Certifies First Modular Data Center

Question With the advent of cloud computing, there seems to be a lot of modular data centers popping up. Does UL certify (List) modular or...

Gratitude — The Path to Excellence

After one of my gratitude workshops, a business owner remarked, "If I let my staff know that I am grateful for their performance when...

Operating Portable Generators

When a hurricane downs power lines, electricity is often one of the initial services to fail. In response, many people use portable generators to...

Another Look at Appendix B

In an earlier article, I suggested checking for an Appendix B interpretation when applying any of the Canadian Electrical Code rules for the first...

2013 Your New year Electrical Safety Checklist

"Get your head in the game” It’s a new year and a great time to get your head in the safety game. The New Year...

2013 International President Steve Douglas — IAEI Focuses on 5 Goals for 2013

Incoming International President Steve Douglas has announced five goals for 2013. These undertakings are designed to assist IAEI in taking a giant step forward...

Elevator Code and the Building Code — Are these documents in conflict?

After my recent article on the subject of consistency between the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) and certain codes and standards referenced by...

Behind the Meter Cover

Think you might know what lurks behind the meter cover? Chances are you will think twice after reading this article! Electrical Metering Devices Meter enclosures are...
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