With project labor agreements, unions say they're just trying to bring projects in on-time and under budget. But open-shop contractors say a 'psychological war campaign' is clouding their true intentions
You may work on a jobsite, but that doesn't mean your closet needs to be full of flannel and denim. Construction clothing manufacturers are combining style and durability in the latest garments for today's electrical workers.
Oddly enough, the very same thing that can stop the heart is capable of coaxing it into beating again. Only 50mA of current needs to run through a person's body to shut down its most vital organ, yet a similar shock applied to the chest by means of a machine no larger than a laptop computer can flip a virtual switch to turn it back on.
For decades, versatility and potential cost savings have spurred the use of medium voltage variable frequency drives (VFDs) in a wide range of applications. From pipelines with fluctuating flows to mine conveyors with variable throughput,...More
Testing for earth ground resistance is essential for two important reasons: safety and equipment uptime. Without an effective grounding system, fault currents have no safe path to ground, and those current will find unintended paths that could include people. Poor grounding is also a cause of poor power quality....More
The electrical industry spends hours participating in training in order to understand the revisions found in the 2014 NEC that will enhance electrical safety for our community. Electrical code revisions also serve as a significant catalyst that enables investment,...More
Thermal imaging is a proven technology that has enhanced the troubleshooting abilities of electrical and construction professionals. With the incredible advancements in technology and at very affordable prices......More
Considering the devastating impact of ground faults and the arc flash hazard, electrical safety is an essential priority for every business. Electrical reliability and safety starts with the decision on which grounding system to employ....More
Our new TVB810 TV Box™ delivers the ultimate in versatility for installing wall-mounted TVs in retrofit projects. There's more room in the box for wires; plus, you can install it horizontally or vertically to ensure proper positioning of low voltage connections behind the TV....More
Arlington’s new non-metallic adjustable mounting brackets are perfect for low voltage installations when the final wall thickness is unknown. Set for a 1/2" thick wall finish, they adjust to accommodate a finished wall up to 1-1/2" thick. Support tabs deliver extra-secure mounting of bracket to wood or steel studs in new constructions....More