Electrical Inspectors in Australia

Australia, like many other countries, has experienced many changes within the electrical industry with the privatization of the electrical distribution businesses (power companies). The...

Establish a Strong Electrical Enforcement Policy

A sound electrical enforcement program is an essential element in ensuring safe electrical installations, establishing safe electrical work practices, driving performance requirement compliance, and...

Streamlining Solar Permitting and Inspection

The popularity of residential solar power systems continues with steady growth nationwide as people looking to take control of their electricity costs turn to...

New Strategic Plan and Governance Structure

  Download this article We are approaching some exciting times as an association. By now, everyone has heard that IAEI is embarking on developing a new...

Hazardous Location? Confusion still exists

Two years ago this journal published my article titled, “Hazardous Location: How Do We Know That It Actually Is?” and I received a number...

UL Question Corner: How to Use UL Product Spec

I have used UL Product Spec and find it extremely useful.  Are there any online tutorials available so that I can demonstrate to others...

Troubleshooting Open-Circuit Faults in the Control Circuit

   Opening photo credit: lpmanagementservices.com Symptom The machine does not start when the start button is pressed. At this point the problem could be mechanical or electrical....

Photovoltaic Power System Overcurrent Protection: Why, How and Where

Photovoltaic power systems, like other electrical power systems, require overcurrent protection for conductors, bus bars, and some equipment. However, some of the electrical sources...

Don’t Confuse Serving Up with Sucking Up

“I don’t suck up; I don’t care who the person is or what their title is.” Although this statement may be true, that no...

HDPE Conduit

A new safety standard in Canada for high-density polyethylene conduit (Type HDPE conduit) and HDPE conduit with conductors has been developed known as CSA...