Coalition to Promote Role of Code Enforcers

A national coalition will undertake the goal to educate the public, industry and elected officials about the critical role code officials play in improving...

Medium Voltage Seminar

The Southern Nevada Chapter of IAEI sponsored a Medium Voltage seminar on August 25, 2007. It was held at the Clark County Development Services...

What’s Best for Our Members?

Sometime ago I was asked, "What guides you in making decisions at the board level?” "Before I enter any discussions, I ask myself, What’s best...

What the Industry Thinks of Inspectors

Every prominent official of one of the electrical inspectors’ associations has frankly asked this question, What does the electrical industry think of the electrical...

Selective Coordination – Responsibilities of the AHJ

Selective coordination ensures proper isolation and localization for all possible overcurrents (from overloads to maximum short-circuit currents at the point of application) to the...

Unsafe Conditions: Deciding When to Red Tag

Have you seen an electrical installation that stops you in your tracks? We’re talking about those installations that make you laugh and shake your...

If Electricity Is So Expensive, Why Don’t You Buy a Generator?

Alternative electric sources have been around for a long time. I have a sister-in-law who lives on the side of a mountain near Rutland,...

Understanding Circuit Rating and Circuit Loading

It is very reassuring for a feature columnist to know that his articles are actually read and discussed by the readers. I was pleased...

Reasons Behind the Rules

A great deal of wisdom and experience go into writing the rules of the Canadian Electrical Code; however, the reasons may not always be...

Is a CE Mark the same as a NRTL mark?

Question: CE Mark and NRTL Mark Is a CE Mark the same as a NRTL mark?   Answer No, a NRTL Mark is the certification mark of a...