Many industrial processes use electrically powered heat trace systems. Installers with little experience in this application think that heat trace cable is used to keep water pipes from freezing, but this is just the beginning.

Here is a quick navigation guide to Section 210.8 of the 2017 National Electrical Code and the 2020 National Electrical Code.

Some installers of electrical equipment have a bit of difficulty in differentiating ground fault circuit interrupters and ground-fault protection. And what is the difference between a typical overcurrent protective device and a ground-fault circuit interrupter?

I have seen Listed LED tube lamps that incorporate a battery backup. Can they be used as emergency lighting or to retrofit a fluorescent or LED luminaire to convert it to an LED emergency luminaire?

GFCI is one area of NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®), that the electrical industry can count on learning something new each revision cycle.

Did you know that anyone can attend the annual IAEI Section Meetings? Members and attendees from across six regional areas get together every year to study and promote electrical safety.

To play this GFCI quiz, you need a sharp eye, a quick mind, and a 2020 National Electrical Code book. The 2020 NEC can be accessed for free at

In 2016, we developed a five-year strategic plan called Vision 2021. The plan provided the framework to position our Association for growth and to continue to be the leaders in the electrical industry. A number of key initiatives identified in the plan have now been completed.