Marking Available Fault Current

When standing in front of a line-up of switchgear, panelboards or switchboards you may be amazed at how many labels you see. These labels...

Vending Machines

Many people die each year from vending machines that accidentally fall over. This usually occurs when a product is not dispensed properly, and the...

Vertical MC Cable Support in the 2014 NEC

The 2014 NEC has added language that affects only metal-clad (MC) cables with phase conductors 250 kcmil or larger. You may think of MC cable...

“The Look of IAEI”

I am truly honored to be representing our Association for the next year as the international president. I can only hope that I can...

Financial Resolutions for the New Year

About 45% of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, according to a survey from the University of Scranton; but the same survey shows that...

Now that industrial GFCIs are here, inspectors have a proactive option...

UL Class A ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) began to be required in kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor outlets in the early ’70s, and have saved many...

Articles 312 and 314

Our focus for this article will be 2011 NEC Articles 312 and 314. These two articles deal with similar subjects, so they have some...

Hazardous Location — How do we know that it actually is?

The experience of dealing with this subject demonstrates lots of inconsistencies among the designers, installers and regulators. And the issue relates not only to...

Solar Photovoltaic Rooftop Safety and Structural Issues Addressed in new SPE-900...

The popularity of solar photovoltaic rooftops has created a need for guidance on their installations, given many building codes in Canada do not address relevant photovoltaic...

A New Beginning… and Things Will Change

"This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” Does this quote from Taylor Swift pertain to IAEI? Absolutely! Before I talk...