An Introduction to Electrical Fundamentals

By strict definition a material can be classified as either a conductor, an insulator, or a semiconductor based on its electrical properties. Before getting...

Chuck Mello: 2011 International President

As we begin this next year, it is a good time to reflect on the association in general, and most of this article will...

The Art of Dispenser Safety: A Safe Environment for Vehicle Fueling...

With the new 2011 National Electric Code hitting the streets all over the country, I am often asked, "Are we there yet?” No, this...

Ring in Some Financial New Year’s Resolutions

Now that 2011 is here, you may want to make some New Year’s resolutions. Planning to volunteer? Go to the gym more often? Learn...

Energy Update: Technology Converts Waste Material into Electricity

A dairy farm in North Troy, Vermont, is using an innovative technology to convert farm waste products, such as manure, into electricity. The project...

Inspection Best Practices and More Inspection Perspectives

As members of IAEI, we are among some of the best when it comes to inspectors, something of which we must take advantage when...

Grounding Resistance and Spacing of Ground Rods

As we already know, the Canadian Electrical Code requires a minimum distance of 3 m between ground rods forming an electrical system grounding electrode....

Main protective and control devices for emergency generators — are we...

Let’s say, you are a supplier of an emergency generator or a designer of an emergency distribution system, and your task is to select...

Is it permissible to stub up conduits into the bottom of...

Question Is it permissible to stub up conduits into the bottom of a stationary generator enclosure and continue the conductors out of the conduit directly...

Are wire connectors that are filled with silicone Listed to splice...

Question Are wire connectors that are filled with silicone Listed to splice THWN conductors in an open bottom handhole for an outdoor parking lot light? Answer Unless...