Mark Lamendola

Mark
Lamendola

Mark is an expert in maintenance management, having racked up an impressive track record during his time working in the field. He also has extensive knowledge of, and practical expertise with, the National Electrical Code (NEC). Through his consulting business, he provides articles and training materials on electrical topics, specializing in making difficult subjects easy to understand and focusing on the practical aspects of electrical work.

Prior to starting his own business, Mark served as the Technical Editor on EC&M for six years, worked three years in nuclear maintenance, six years as a contract project engineer/project manager, three years as a systems engineer, and three years in plant maintenance management.

Mark earned an AAS degree from Rock Valley College, a BSEET from Columbia Pacific University, and an MBA from Lake Erie College. He’s also completed several related certifications over the years and even was formerly licensed as a Master Electrician. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and past Chairman of the Kansas City Chapters of both the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society. Mark also served as the program director for, a board member of, and webmaster of, the Midwest Chapter of the 7x24 Exchange. He has also held memberships with the following organizations: NETA, NFPA, International Association of Webmasters, and Institute of Certified Professional Managers.

Articles
Article 427: Fixed Electric Heating Equipment for Pipelines and Vessels 
Among its other uses, this equipment keeps process plants running and gas flowing through pipelines in cold weather.
Basic Tools and Test Equipment to Get the Job Done
Figure out the equipment and supplies you'll need throughout the work day and keep them close by.
Tip of the Week: The Basics of Chapter 6 in NFPA 70 (NEC) 1
This chapter of the National Electrical Code spells out requirements for special equipment.
Is Your Investment in Training Paying Off?
Training will be more effective when it's targeted for specific employees and situations
Tip of the Week: Understanding NFPA 70E Annexes, Part 4
Learn the purpose and value of annexes M through P of the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Using Electrical Analysis Tools to Map Out Non-Electrical Problems 4
Thermography equipment has valuable uses beyond electrical maintenance
Bearing fluting due to shaft currents (top) and grease contamination (bottom).
Tip of the Week: Bearing Failure Prevention 3
Without proper training, electricians may not be the best choice for carrying out motor maintenance
Tip of the Week: The Real Value of T&M Equipment
You have a wide array of test and measurement equipment available to you today, but how are you managing your test data?
Stopping Chargebacks, Callbacks, Payment Disputes, and Bad Reviews
Thoughtful customer service anticipates problems and avoids complaints
Do You Have Connections? 4
Use a thermographic camera to make sure bolts are screws are providing reliable connections
Article 426: Fixed Outdoor Electric Deicing and Snow-Melting Equipment 
Embedding electric heating elements in walkways, steps, and similar places can make these surfaces safer for winter pedestrians — but not if the installation exposes people to a shock hazard.
Tip of the Week: The Basics of Chapter 5 in NFPA 70 (NEC) 3
Become familiar with the section of the code that addresses special occupancies
How to Eliminate the Cost of Training
Training of employees is an essential investment, not merely a cost.
Tip of the Week: Understanding NFPA 70E Annexes, Part 3
Knowledge of these sections will help you establish a safer workplace.
Motoring to Lower Energy Bills 1
Choose the right equipment and maintain it properly to keep your motors operating efficiently
Electrical Testing Feed
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