The 1998 Canadian Electrical Code has made some more changes in the rules for underground conductor ampacities.

A question has been asked as tow hat the IAEI policy is on endorsing or promoting electrical products. It is a fair question.

Large signs do. Electric signs so large that shipment in one carton or fully assembled is impractical may be divided into sections.

Flooding and other natural disasters prompt many questions about water-damaged electrical equipment. Can the equipment be dried out? Are the circuit breakers and fuses safe to use? Can switchboards be re-energized?

Usually we can assume that the rules of the Canadian Electrical Code are based on some basic principles, which don’t vary a whole lot — to minimize the possibilities of electrical fire and shocks. But are the rules ever in direct conflict with each other or their principles?

Certification is an important step in the progression of becoming a truly professional, highly trained and skilled electrical inspector. The Canadian Section of the IAEI promotes an inspector certification program in Canada and operates separately from its counterpart in the United States. An article on the Canadian Electrical Inspector Certification Program is scheduled for a later date.