Meet the New CEO/Executive Director

It is a pleasure to introduce James Carpenter as the new chief executive officer and executive director of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors....

The Effects of Globalization of Trade on Conformity Assessment

The objective of this article is to provide IAEI members information on the changing scene of conformity assessment resulting from the effects of globalization...

Installation of Intrinsically Safe and Nonincendive Systems

With technology rapidly advancing, new developments in sensing and process control have increased the number of products using intrinsically safe or nonincendive circuits as...

Bowling for Safety?

More than 100 million people in approximately 90 countries world wide enjoy the sport of bowling. Bowling has a long and intriguing history tracing...

“Yesterday things were different…Today, they are different again.”

The opening line from a southern gospel music song by the Cathedrals has special meaning for me at this point of my life. Yesterday,...

With the soaring cost of energy and deregulation of the U.S....

Question: Alternate energy With the soaring cost of energy and deregulation of the U.S. electrical power grid, alternate sources of power generation such as photovoltaic...

High Voltage Electrical Facilities that are Completely Safe

There are hundreds of customers in my company’s service area who own their own high voltage transmission, distribution and/or substation electric supply facilities. The...

Involvement in and Commitment to the IAEI

The International Association of Electrical Inspectors is fortunate to have some outstanding leaders and workers within its membership. Many work quietly and are hardly...

Supplementary Grounding Electrodes

Electrical systems and non-current-carrying metal parts of equipment in an electrical installation generally are required to be grounded; however, alternatives are given within the...

Assisting Electrical Inspectors

During a visit to a new building site to inspect electrical equipment installations, an electrical inspector has the responsibility of advising the building manager...