Like peeling away the layers of an onion, research into electrical injuries is revealing more all the time. It’s enough to bring a tear to the eye when the full extent of the potential damage to unfortunate victims — most from the workplace — is completely grasped....More
On July 1, 2014, the new California Title 24, Part 6 of the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, which covers lighting controls and other electrical equipment, process and HVAC equipment, and window treatment, will go into effect....More
We have not seen any empirical evidence demonstrating that increased testing of emergency power supply systems (EPSS) over and above what has been approved for inclusion in the consensus-based standard, NFPA 110, Emergency and Standby Power Systems, would improve reliability during power outages....More
Now soaking wet, the “elephant in the room” is perhaps easier to see. With its floodwaters swamping generators, switchgear, and fueling components for backup power systems serving scores of facilities in and around New York City in October 2012, Hurricane Sandy exposed a flaw in backup power that now may be too big to ignore....More
Q. Is it true that a risk analysis can be performed in place of an arc flash study?
A. An arc flash study is in fact a “risk analysis” if liberally interpreted using NFPA 70E definitions and OSHA regulatory language. Unfortunately, the term “study” has been misinterpreted and misapplied often....More
Some insurance companies are now asking their clients to install 165°F fusible links (valves) in the fuel oil supply (FOS) line between the main storage tank and day tank(s). In some cases, the companies are also asking for the links to be placed in the fuel oil return (FOR) line. The single reason for this is that “if there were a fire in the generator room, the fuel supply to the generator(s) room would be shut down and therefore the chance of a ‘burn down’ minimized.”...More
It doesn’t seem all that long ago when we mentioned the topic of building information modeling (BIM), we did so with an eye to the future. There were just a handful of the largest, most progressive contractors/designers using this technology on really big and complex projects. But in the last five years or so, this quickly started to change....More
Paper plans and tape measures were once staples on a construction site. Today, however, firms that aren’t arming their employees with the latest electronic tools and leveraging the power of building information modeling (BIM) may be losing out on work....More
DC motors may not be the wave of the future, but they certainly have a secure place in today’s workplace. Therefore, it’s worthwhile for electrical professionals to take a look at their inner workings and, when the time comes, be prepared to service DC motors....More
If you’re an electrical engineer striving to earn the highest salary possible, a move to California may be in your future — considering the fact that six of the top 10 highest paying cities for electrical engineers just happen to fall within that state’s borders.
Labor costs often represent one of the biggest expenses in an companies budget. You can reduce those costs and get more work done by using the techniques outlined in this eBook to improve driver efficiency and productivity....More
Download these Frequently Asked Questions, sponsored by Westex to learn more about FR Clothing. These FAQs discuss the benefits of arc rated clothing and how NFPA 70E applies.
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Facility Managers Turn to Smart Meters to Comply with LEED v4
With the introduction of LEED v4, facility managers face tougher metering requirements. In response, they are turning to advanced energy "smart meters" to easily access more granular energy data when measuring and verifying their building's energy consumption....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
Simplify and improve everyday electrical tasks with the right tools. Improve productivity, get consistent results and improve safety with ergonomic hand tools.
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