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New NFPA Checklist Helps Electricians Assess Whether Damaged Electrical Systems Should...

With the increasing number of natural disasters over the past few years, and with the worst of hurricane season yet to come, the National...

Electrical supervision of life safety systems

Are we consistent in our understanding of this subject?  In principle, this subject appears to be quite simple; however, reality has demonstrated many inconsistencies in its...

Evolution of the High Voltage Station

The current Canadian Electrical Code Part I (CE Code) has special terminology for a high voltage station that states, “Station – an assemblage of...

Maintaining a Safe and Reliable Electrical System

Have you ever considered the factors that either extend or diminish your life? I reflect on some of the things I did when I...

Life Safety Loads Depend on Reliable Power Systems

What matters to a person when they are in a facility that has capacity for many people and an emergency situation such as fire,...

Essential Electrical System — Who is to say?

No, really — who is to say? Where is such entity defined or described? The answer could be found in two following documents: In the...

Are You the Weakest Link?

Good workmanship requires that the professional electrician make sure that equipment is suitable for the installation and used in ways that comply with applicable...

Are We Really Ungrounded?

If you were to open an unopened jar, does that jar still qualify as "unopened”? No one would argue the fact that the moment...

Isolated Power Systems

Generally, electrical systems used in power distribution systems for premises wiring are required to be grounded. The NEC includes rules that often make this...

Case Study: A Fragile Environment in a Rugged Climate

Behind the scenes, a lot of mechanical engineering goes into creating and maintaining a tropical rainforest near Lake Erie, just 40 miles from the...
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