February 2011

Cover Story

Friendly Competition

Feb 23, 2011 5:01 PM, By Beck Ireland, Staff Writer

NICET provides certification alternative to NETA’s accreditation and certification for medium- and high-voltage testing...

Other Features

Lights Out

Feb 23, 2011 4:54 PM, By Beck Ireland, Staff Writer

Electronic components shortage causes longer lead times for luminaires with electronic ballasts...

Don’t Call Them Windmills

Feb 23, 2011 4:57 PM, By Redwood Kardon, Code Check Institute

Electrical safety and wind turbine technology...

National Electrical Code

Branch Circuits – Part 2

Feb 23, 2011 4:42 PM, By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant

The ins and outs of branch circuit installations ...

Illustrated Catastrophes

Feb 23, 2011 5:09 PM, By Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

As usual, never consider the following commentary associated with these photos as a formal interpretation of the National Electrical Code (NEC). Without criticizing anyone or any product, the following scenarios present us with serious safety questions....

What’s Wrong Here?

Feb 23, 2011 5:18 PM, By Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

Can you identify the Code violation(s) in this photo?...

Stumped by the Code?

Feb 23, 2011 4:48 PM, By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant

Your most pressing National Electrical Code (NEC) questions answered...

Industry Viewpoint

Grading Your Distributor

Feb 23, 2011 5:16 PM, By Mike Eby, Editor-in-Chief

In-house survey reveals how electrical contractors view electrical distributors...

Inside PQ

Troubleshooting Power Factor Correction Capacitors

Feb 23, 2011 5:11 PM, By Bennie Kennedy, Electrical Contractor

Tips for troubleshooting capacitor banks...

Project Spotlight

Alabama Steel Mill is on a Roll

Feb 23, 2011 5:15 PM, By Stefanie Kure, Senior Associate Editor

Electrical contractor Gaylor completes $50 million electrical installation on ThyssenKrupp steel mill...

Contractor Connection

Cupertino Electric Improves Safety Record in Down Economy

Feb 23, 2011 4:53 PM, By Stefanie Kure, Senior Associate Editor

California electrical contractor receives Clark Construction Award, Liberty Mutual Award, and Cal-OSHA Golden Gate Partnership Recognition...

Estimating 101

Understanding the Estimating Process - Part 2 of 12

Feb 23, 2011 5:05 PM, By Linda Candels, Candels Consulting

Understanding the estimating process from start to finish...

Around the Circuit

BICSI 2011 Winter Conference Field Report

Feb 23, 2011 4:38 PM, By Joe Knisley, Senior Editorial Consultant

Highlights from the BICSI winter conference, held January 16-20 in Orlando...

Eye on Safety

Ear Protection

Feb 23, 2011 5:08 PM

The latest safety tips, trends and products in the hearing protection arena...

Calculations Corner

Protective Device Coordination Study — Part 1 of 3

Feb 23, 2011 4:40 PM, By Frank Mercede, P.E., and Joseph N. Mercede, Mercedes Electric Co.

Understanding low-voltage motor protection...

Product Spotlight

Focus on Generators

Feb 23, 2011 4:33 PM

Designed for standby, prime, and load management applications, this mid-range gen-set meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim emissions standards...

Analyze This

Analyze This

Feb 23, 2011 4:35 PM

Percentage of construction firms, according to the results of an industry-wide survey conducted as part of the “Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook,” that say they plan to add staff in 2011...

New Products

New Products, February 2011

Feb 22, 2011 5:13 PM

The G-Series is a flywheel-based CleanSource UPS designed for power applications ranging from 300kVA to 600kVA...

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