Inspection Basics for Electrical Signs and Outline Lighting

When making an inspection on an electric sign or field-installed skeleton tubing installation, where does one begin? Well, there are undoubtedly several answers to...

AHJ’s Wanted

Standards Technical Panels (STPs) are the consensus bodies for ANSI/UL Standards and advisory bodies for UL Standards. The STP process provides input from all...

Is Electrical Plan Review Really Needed?

This is a question many inspection departments ask as budgets for governmental agencies are scrutinized and cut back. It is the field inspector that...

Risk Management, Measuring Benefit, and Costs of Safety

From a presentation at the Canadian Section meeting. Inspections—Necessity or Burden There is a constant movement towards decreasing the cost of doing business both in the...

What Happened in 2004?

Let’s take a few moments to reflect back at the past year before we look forward to 2005. The year 2004 has been a...

Which Business Retirement Plan Is Right for You?

If you run a small business in the electrical industry, you’ve got no shortage of concerns: cash flow, marketing, the ebb and flow of...

Education and Training – First Steps to Safety

In addition to all other qualifications, a good grasp of safe work practices and the Canadian Electrical Code are essential to everyone employed in...

Limited-Service Controllers

Limited-service controllers (LSC) are used as fire pump controllers within defined limits and restricted performance. LSCs are permitted in fire protection applications in instances...

Electrical Plan Review – Is It Worth the Time and Effort?

At one time or another most electrical plan reviewers have probably asked the question, "Is it worth the time and effort?” Electrical plan review...

Basic Electricity – Part 5

Up until now, I have been talking about dc, direct current, in which the current in the circuit travels in one direction. Batteries and...