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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Something Old, Something New, and Something Blue

Inspectors, plan reviewers, and PV installers frequently call and email questions about current Code requirements and questions about the 2014 NEC requirements and how...

NFPA Names New President — Jim Pauley to succeed James M. Shannon

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to name Jim Pauley of Lexington, Kentucky, as the next president of NFPA. Pauley...

Electrical supervision of life safety systems

Are we consistent in our understanding of this subject?  In principle, this subject appears to be quite simple; however, reality has demonstrated many inconsistencies in its...

A Look at Solid-State Lighting

Back in 1835, the first constant electric light was demonstrated; the lighting industry was born and has been changing ever since. Our electrical industry...

Arc Flash — Root Cause Discussion

Continuous improvement is a way of life for any business and is accepted as a standard approach in improving quality, productivity and processes. At...

Anatomy of a High Rise

This article will take you through the electrical construction of a nine-story high-rise structure with parking at three floors down and four floors up....

Cable Wiring Methods

As  we continue in the 2011 NEC Chapter 3, we are now to the point where we have specialized articles related to specific wiring...

Evolution of the High Voltage Station

The current Canadian Electrical Code Part I (CE Code) has special terminology for a high voltage station that states, “Station – an assemblage of...

Maintaining a Safe and Reliable Electrical System

Have you ever considered the factors that either extend or diminish your life? I reflect on some of the things I did when I...

Soft Drink Cabinet vs. Soft Drink Vending Machine

My article, “Vending Machines,” in the January-February 2014 issue, may have left the false impression that an electrical shock hazard could not possibly happen...
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