Fire & Security http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6639/more en Solar Under Fire http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/solar-under-fire <div class="field-byline"> By Tom Zind, Freelance Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Festering fire service worries over the hazards of working around rooftop photovoltaic (PV) installations are beginning to see the light of day.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/solar-under-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/solar-under-fire#comments Fire & Security Green Building Safety Silver Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:08:00 +0000 43191 at http://ecmweb.com The Case of the Service Cable Arcing Incident http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/case-service-cable-arcing-incident <div class="field-byline"> By Frederick F. (Rick) Franklin, P.E., PACE, Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After two fires break out simultaneously in home, forensic investigation uncovers defect in service drop that produced transient voltages high enough to create arcing in two branch circuits</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/case-service-cable-arcing-incident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/case-service-cable-arcing-incident#comments Arc Flash Fire & Security Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:26:00 +0000 33401 at http://ecmweb.com Electrical Forensics: The Case of the Treadmill Tragedy http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/electrical-forensics-case-treadmill-tragedy <div class="field-byline"> By Michael D. Leshner, P.E., Leshner and Associates, Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hidden design defect in treadmill reveals pinched line cord that ultimately becomes ignition source for fire that killed family</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/electrical-forensics-case-treadmill-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/electrical-forensics-case-treadmill-tragedy#comments Fire & Security Design Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:08:00 +0000 31441 at http://ecmweb.com Safety and Compliance of Fire-Resistive Cable Products http://ecmweb.com/safety/safety-and-compliance-fire-resistive-cable-products <div class="field-byline"> By Russ Neithammer, P.E., Ballinger </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Why UL removed the listing for all FR cable products used in listed electrical circuit protective systems and what that means to you </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/safety-and-compliance-fire-resistive-cable-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/safety-and-compliance-fire-resistive-cable-products#comments Fire & Security Contractor Products Safety Thu, 16 May 2013 00:31:00 +0000 30461 at http://ecmweb.com Firestop Awareness for Electrical Engineers and Contractors http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/firestop-awareness-electrical-engineers-and-contractors <div class="field-byline"> By Beck Ireland, Staff Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Proper versus improper firestopping techniques and materials in new and retrofit construction</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/firestop-awareness-electrical-engineers-and-contractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/firestop-awareness-electrical-engineers-and-contractors#comments Fire & Security Contractor Design Thu, 16 May 2013 00:19:00 +0000 30441 at http://ecmweb.com Shermco Industries' James R. White Appointed Principal Member of NFPA Code Making Panel 13 http://ecmweb.com/test-amp-measurement/shermco-industries-james-r-white-appointed-principal-member-nfpa-code-making-pa <div class="node-body article-body">James R. White, training director for Shermco Industries, has been appointed to be the Principal member of NFPA Code Making Panel 13 of the National Electrical Code </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/test-amp-measurement/shermco-industries-james-r-white-appointed-principal-member-nfpa-code-making-pa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/test-amp-measurement/shermco-industries-james-r-white-appointed-principal-member-nfpa-code-making-pa#comments Fire & Security Test & Measurement Ops & Maintenance Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:10:00 +0000 28541 at http://ecmweb.com Lightning Protection Inspection Program Expands http://ecmweb.com/safety/lightning-protection-inspection-program-expands <div class="node-body article-body">The Lightning Protection Institute-Inspection Program provides onsite inspection services, follow-up inspection reports and the issuance of certification for lightning protection systems that comply with the Lightning Protection Institute, National Fire Protection Association, and Underwriters Laboratories standards</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/lightning-protection-inspection-program-expands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/lightning-protection-inspection-program-expands#comments Fire & Security Safety Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:26:00 +0000 28401 at http://ecmweb.com Electrical Contractors and Engineers Can Prevent Fire- and Smoke-Related Deaths http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/electrical-contractors-and-engineers-can-prevent-fire-and-smoke-related-deaths <div class="node-body article-body">Free video from International Firestop Council (IFC) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) raises awareness on code-compliant firestop systems specification and installation techniques</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/electrical-contractors-and-engineers-can-prevent-fire-and-smoke-related-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/electrical-contractors-and-engineers-can-prevent-fire-and-smoke-related-deaths#comments Books/DVDs Fire & Security Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:46:00 +0000 22601 at http://ecmweb.com Still from IFC's free, downloadable video that demonstrates proper firestopping metods for electrical engineers and contractors Whose Job Is It to Bond Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST)? http://ecmweb.com/bonding-amp-grounding/whose-job-it-bond-corrugated-stainless-steel-tubing-csst <div class="field-byline"> By Beck Ireland, Staff Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Safety campaign encourages electrical contractors to take over bonding for CSST gas piping systems</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/bonding-amp-grounding/whose-job-it-bond-corrugated-stainless-steel-tubing-csst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/bonding-amp-grounding/whose-job-it-bond-corrugated-stainless-steel-tubing-csst#comments Bonding & Grounding Fire & Security Contractor Power Quality Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:57:00 +0000 21931 at http://ecmweb.com ESFI Applauds Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s Commitment to Electrical Safety http://ecmweb.com/safety/esfi-applauds-wisconsin-governor-scott-walker-s-commitment-electrical-safety <div class="node-body article-body">The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) applauds action taken by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to preserve the arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI), ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI), and tamper-resistant receptacle (TRR) requirements outlined in the state electrical code</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/esfi-applauds-wisconsin-governor-scott-walker-s-commitment-electrical-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/esfi-applauds-wisconsin-governor-scott-walker-s-commitment-electrical-safety#comments Fire & Security Safety Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:30:00 +0000 20131 at http://ecmweb.com