Thoughts on the PV Inspection

Safety First — for the Inspector Photovoltaic (PV) power systems are generally inspected to ensure that they have been installed in compliance with the National...

Ground Rod Selection Guide

For years, manufacturers and users alike have struggled with the selection of ground rod electrode coating alternatives, striving to select the most effective alternative...

Infloor Wire and Cable Management Systems  

Infloor wire and cable management systems provide an optimal combination of capacity, flexibility, and lifecycle cost. Selecting the proper wire and cable pathways is...

Hazardous (Classified) Locations — NEC Articles 500 through 517

Did you realize that in the 1920s (and no, I was not around to submit proposals or public inputs back then), hazardous (classified) locations...

How to Lead like a Weltmeister

Aside from legendary cars, world-class beers and the first-rate manufacturing, being a German is not always easy, especially when you are outspoken about your...

The Gatherings of IAEI Communities

I look forward to each fall and my travels to the Section Meetings.  For the benefit of those who have never attended, or for...

2015 CE Code Part 1 Changes

This is the fourth of a series of articles detailing significant changes the Technical Committee considered the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code Part I (CE...

Energy Management Safety Implications

Energy use reduction and management are common in electrical systems of today. Automatic or even manual control of utilization equipment, managed energy storage, and...

Equipment for General Use NEC Chapter 4

As we continue our path through the NEC, we get to Chapter 4 that is often overlooked in the day-to-day inspection world. However, it...

Field Evaluations and the Development History for NFPA 790 and NFPA...

The history of field evaluations dates back to needs expressed by Authorities Having  Jurisdiction (AHJs) in the mid-1970s. At this time, several previously abandoned...