Ops & Maintenance http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6620/more en Passive Infrared Technology http://ecmweb.com/training/passive-infrared-technology <div class="field-byline"> By Jim Simpson, Electrical Training Alliance </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Motion detectors are used for applications such as detecting intruders and setting off an alarm or sensing occupants in a space and turning on lights. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/training/passive-infrared-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/training/passive-infrared-technology#comments Contractor Ops & Maintenance Training Silver Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:48:00 +0000 52621 at http://ecmweb.com Industrial Substations http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/industrial-substations <div class="node-body article-body">The term “substation” is used loosely throughout industrial facilities. The term is actually defined in Part I of Art. 100 of the 2014 Edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC). However, the definition leaves a lot to be desired for Code users.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/industrial-substations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/industrial-substations#comments Design Ops & Maintenance Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:23:00 +0000 52821 at http://ecmweb.com Sticklers for Safety http://ecmweb.com/safety/sticklers-safety <div class="field-byline"> By Van D. Wilkins, ABM Electrical and Lighting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Significant injury or loss of human life due to insufficient electrical management expertise is every employer’s worst nightmare — and not simply because of the monumental costs involved. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/sticklers-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/sticklers-safety#comments Contractor Design Ops & Maintenance Safety Silver Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:16:00 +0000 52551 at http://ecmweb.com All Current Electrical Sales Stocks Edison Fuses and Fuse Blocks in Los Angeles http://ecmweb.com/news/all-current-electrical-sales-stocks-edison-fuses-and-fuse-blocks-los-angeles <div class="node-body article-body">All Current Electrical Sales in Santa Fe Springs, California, has reached an agreement with Edison Fuse by Eaton Corporation to stock fuses and fuse blocks/holders to support the Western markets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/news/all-current-electrical-sales-stocks-edison-fuses-and-fuse-blocks-los-angeles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/news/all-current-electrical-sales-stocks-edison-fuses-and-fuse-blocks-los-angeles#comments News Ops & Maintenance Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:38:00 +0000 52271 at http://ecmweb.com Large Solar Plants Scorching Birds in Mid-Air http://ecmweb.com/around-circuit/large-solar-plants-scorching-birds-mid-air <div class="node-body article-body">Federal wildlife investigators are urging California officials to halt BrightSource Energy's permit to build a bigger solar thermal power plant. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/around-circuit/large-solar-plants-scorching-birds-mid-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/around-circuit/large-solar-plants-scorching-birds-mid-air#comments Around the Circuit Ops & Maintenance Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:53:00 +0000 52221 at http://ecmweb.com Electrical Safety is for Everyone http://ecmweb.com/safety/electrical-safety-everyone <div class="field-byline"> By Dennis K. Neitzel, CPE, AVO Training Institute, Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical hazards exist for everyone everywhere — no one is exempt from potential harm. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/electrical-safety-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/electrical-safety-everyone#comments Contractor Design Ops & Maintenance Safety Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:19:00 +0000 52121 at http://ecmweb.com 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 Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Them http://ecmweb.com/green-building/don-t-let-sun-go-down-them <div class="field-byline"> By Matthew Halverson, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As utilities push back against solar-friendly net metering policies across the country, systems’ installers in California and elsewhere argue that such a move could cloud the industry’s future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/don-t-let-sun-go-down-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/don-t-let-sun-go-down-them#comments Energy Efficiency Green Building Contractor Silver Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:09:00 +0000 51251 at http://ecmweb.com NEMA Publishes Standards, White Papers and an Information Guide http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/nema-publishes-standards-white-papers-and-information-guide <div class="node-body article-body">The National Electrical Manufacturers Association has published updates on failure modes for self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps; transformers, regulators and reactors; and three new standards. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/nema-publishes-standards-white-papers-and-information-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/nema-publishes-standards-white-papers-and-information-guide#comments News Ops & Maintenance Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:07:00 +0000 51151 at http://ecmweb.com EMCOR Group Subsidiary Awarded Contract for O&M at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/emcor-group-subsidiary-awarded-contract-om-fort-belvoir-community-hospital <div class="node-body article-body">EMCOR Group, Inc. has announced that its subsidiary EMCOR Government Services (EGS) has been awarded contracts for operation, maintenance, and repair of systems and services with an expanded scope of work at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and the building housing the Northern Region Medical Command in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/emcor-group-subsidiary-awarded-contract-om-fort-belvoir-community-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/emcor-group-subsidiary-awarded-contract-om-fort-belvoir-community-hospital#comments News Ops & Maintenance Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 50181 at http://ecmweb.com