Basics http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en Grounding in Industrial Locations http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/grounding-industrial-locations <div class="node-body article-body">Ever wonder why petrochemical plants and refineries bury so much copper wire and ground rods throughout the process units when it isn’t required by the NEC? The NEC establishes the minimum requirements considered necessary for safety.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/grounding-industrial-locations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/grounding-industrial-locations#comments Bonding & Grounding Ops & Maintenance Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:16:00 +0000 51811 at http://ecmweb.com The 10 Biggest Grounding Mistakes to Avoid http://ecmweb.com/galleries/10-biggest-grounding-mistakes-avoid <div class="field-byline"> EC&amp;M Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Why some of the simplest grounding errors are still the most common</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/galleries/10-biggest-grounding-mistakes-avoid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/galleries/10-biggest-grounding-mistakes-avoid#comments Bonding & Grounding Galleries Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:43:00 +0000 50801 at http://ecmweb.com Code-Compliant Equipment Labeling http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/code-compliant-equipment-labeling <div class="node-body gallery-body">When OSHA performs an on-site inspection of a facility, it should be a nonevent. However, the trend these days is moving toward more citations, greater penalties, and more frequent inspections.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/code-compliant-equipment-labeling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/code-compliant-equipment-labeling#comments Basics NEC Ops & Maintenance Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:04:00 +0000 49411 at http://ecmweb.com Electrical Symbols Identification Challenge http://ecmweb.com/galleries/electrical-symbols-identification-challenge <div class="field-byline"> EC&amp;M Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Think you know a lot about safety? Prove it!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/galleries/electrical-symbols-identification-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/galleries/electrical-symbols-identification-challenge#comments Electrical Theory Galleries Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:38:00 +0000 49371 at http://ecmweb.com Grounding and Bonding — Part 2 of 2 http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/grounding-and-bonding-part-2-2 <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Should you install equipment grounding conductors (EGCs)? Yes and no. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/grounding-and-bonding-part-2-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/grounding-and-bonding-part-2-2#comments Bonding & Grounding Code Basics Silver Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:48:00 +0000 49021 at http://ecmweb.com TIA Issues Call for Interest on Project for Generic Telecommunications Grounding for Customer Premises http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/tia-issues-call-interest-project-generic-telecommunications-grounding-customer-pre <div class="node-body article-body">The Telecommunications Industry Association TR-42.16 Engineering Committee on Premises Telecommunications Bonding & Grounding has issued a call for interest for document TIA-607-C initially titled "Generic Telecommunications Grounding (Earthing) and Bonding for Customer Premises." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/tia-issues-call-interest-project-generic-telecommunications-grounding-customer-pre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/tia-issues-call-interest-project-generic-telecommunications-grounding-customer-pre#comments Bonding & Grounding News Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:10:00 +0000 48631 at http://ecmweb.com Grounding and Bonding — Part 1 of 2 http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/grounding-and-bonding-part-1-2 <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Among the revisions to Art. 250, the 2014 NEC made some important wording changes that clear up confusion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/grounding-and-bonding-part-1-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/grounding-and-bonding-part-1-2#comments Bonding & Grounding Code Basics Silver Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:48:00 +0000 47891 at http://ecmweb.com The Case of the Livestock Farm Fire http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/case-livestock-farm-fire <div class="field-byline"> By Brian Vandal, P.E., CFEI, LWG Consulting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When a plumbing contractor installed flexible corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) in a livestock barn in order to supply propane to ceiling-mounted heaters, he had no reason to envision the tragedy that would ultimately unfold.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/case-livestock-farm-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/case-livestock-farm-fire#comments Accidents & Investigations Bonding & Grounding Fire & Security Silver Tue, 20 May 2014 20:54:00 +0000 46161 at http://ecmweb.com Sometimes It’s as Simple as Using Ohm’s Law http://ecmweb.com/basics/sometimes-it-s-simple-using-ohm-s-law <div class="field-byline"> By Dave Teng, P.E., STE LLP </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This story begins with a puzzling situation for building engineers at The Ritz Plaza in New York City. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/basics/sometimes-it-s-simple-using-ohm-s-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/basics/sometimes-it-s-simple-using-ohm-s-law#comments Basics Electrical Theory Contractor Silver Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:16:00 +0000 44681 at http://ecmweb.com Understanding the Theory of Inductance http://ecmweb.com/basics/understanding-theory-inductance <div class="field-byline"> By Marty Riesberg, NJATC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Have you ever had difficulty explaining the theory of inductance and its impact on an electrical circuit to a coworker or apprentice?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/basics/understanding-theory-inductance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/basics/understanding-theory-inductance#comments Basics Contractor Silver Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:29:00 +0000 43091 at http://ecmweb.com