Mark Lamendola

Articles by Mark Lamendola
Conduit Fitting Guide
For practical purposes, conduit is open to the environment unless you use special families of fittings. While the original purpose of a metallic raceway
Installation Manuals vs. the NEC
How do you handle an installation manual when its warranty requirements violate the NEC?
The Internet: A New World of Opportunity
When IEEE luminary Vint Cerf invented the Internet, his original vision was nothing like the business tool it has become. The inevitable introduction
A Cure for the Battery Blues
The typical outage or voltage dip rarely lasts more than a few seconds. A properly sized UPS will provide that much ride-through. Do battery-based UPSs
Welcome to the Software Jungle
How do you decide what, if any, software to buy? It seems everyone has a software solution to sell you. Looking at product demos, you realize the power
Justifying Software Purchases
Getting management to accept the up-front purchase costs as well as ongoing support charges of a software purchase can be impossible without the right
IEEE Standard 142: Foundation for Grounding 1
Consistent adherence to IEEE Standard 142 would save billions of dollars annually over today's common practices. What makes this standard so powerful?To
The Earth is Not a Bonding Jumper
A clear understanding of grounding and bonding is essential to the safety of your co-workers as well as the reliability of your equipment.During its first
Software trends you should know about
We're moving away from stand-alone applications, documents and users and toward universally ac cepted file formats, shared documents and real-time collaboration.
Software Trends You Should Know About
Today, many firms can't function without document management software to keep up with this fast-paced environment and to interact with the databases of
Basic Principles and Best Practices
Our Back to Basics department is extremely popular. I think one reason why is all of us recognize the value of describing something simply, getting to
Ten mistakes you don't want to make
Today's market wants "faster" and "cheaper." In your effort to meet those goals, it's easy to forget some important principles.Your company has spent
Ten mistakes you don't want to make
Today's market wants "faster" and "cheaper." In your effort to meet those goals, it's easy to forget some important principles.Your company has spent
Ten Mistakes You Don't Want to Make
Today's market wants "faster" and "cheaper." In your effort to meet those goals, it's easy to forget some important principles. Your company has spent
Basics of Transformer Voltage Efficiency
Efficiency is a function of a transformer's power losses, but it's easy to lose sight of what transformer efficiency means in the real world.
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