Buyers Beware: Electrical Instrumentation for Use in Hazardous Locations

Buyers of salvaged, remanufactured, refurbished or new surplus electrical instrumentation for use in hazardous locations (including chemical process plants, refineries, and other industries/applications which...

Choosing the Right Interconnect Solution for Your Application

The world’s population, although greater than ever, is also more connected than ever. We are linked by satellite, Internet, fiber optic cables, and high...

Should Changes at “The Fed” Affect How You Invest?

It’s been a long time since someone other than Alan Greenspan has served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. In fact,...

Tricky Rules

Several of the rules in the Canadian Electrical Code are quite complicated, and it requires our close attention to get them right. This article...

The 2007 NESC – Part 3

This article is a continuation of what I see as significant changes that are coming in the 2007 revision of the National Electrical Safety...

What happens if I use the factory provided holes in the...

Question: Switchboard Is it permitted to field drill a hole in the bus of a Listed switchboard, bolt on a wire connector and tap off...

What are the new listing requirements for GFCIs and when will...

Question: Listing requirements for GFCIs I heard the Listing requirements are changing for GFCIs. What are the new requirements and when will they go into...

Be All You Can Be! Come to your section meeting

It is the middle of the summer and fall is just around the corner. Likewise, IAEI’s annual section meetings are approaching. This issue of...

Emergency Lighting and Exit Signs Application and Installation Requirements

Application of certain types of electrical equipment may be governed by codes other than the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC). Emergency lighting and exit signs...

Analysis of Changes, Part 1, NEC-2008

Revisions to the NEC are inevitable, and given the unique and important nature of this electrical safety standard, very necessary. The NEC development process...