Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Changing Scene

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Legrand Canada has appointed FOR-TREM Inc. as Wattstopper’s new sales representative for Eastern ...
To encourage more British Columbians to drive electric vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas ...
The upgrade, which will help meet growing needs in the Greater Victoria area for a reliable power ...
The IESO is launching the Energy Partnerships Program (EPP) to support the participation ...
Removing a 30-foot long rotor — the cylindrical core of a generator — and shipping it to Milwaukee ...
Ontario Power Generation continues to invest in the province’s hydroelectric heritage as it adds ...
GE Renewable Energy’s global wind footprint, which now extends to more than 35 countries worldwide, ...
The affected units are branded “LED DIMMING/Dimmable LED Driver/LED Panel Light” and are without ...
The theft of copper wire recently forced Manitoba Hydro to temporarily cut power to about 1,200 ...
The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have helped Canada's solar energy industry ...

Quebec’s Electric Circuit If oil job postings keep dropping at their current rate, solar could become the largest energy employer in several months, reports international job site Indeed.

According to Indeed, there are an estimated 7.7 million direct and indirect jobs in the renewable energy sector. Oil jobs currently up the largest share of energy job postings on Indeed — 50%. Solar makes up 39%, and wind makes up 4%. However, low oil prices mean that over the past two years the number of oil jobs has been shrinking by an average of -12.6% per quarter, compared to solar at an average of -1.7% per quarter. Using that average, by the fourth quarter of 2016, solar would surpass oil in number of postings.

Read more: New Jobs in Solar...

 



Tools for the Trade

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Dual-flute design makes for faster drilling with less force...    
Eliminate loose pieces and the need for additional tools during setup...      
Utility Ergonomics is the science of evaluating and designing products and work environments around ...
The FLIR CM174 Imaging 600A AC/DC Clamp Meter is the only clamp meter with the power to lead you to ...
Troubleshoot more efficiently, create detailed reports easier, and share images and findings ...
If you install or maintain data cabling, SignalTEK CT allows you to generate PDF test reports that ...
The Non-conductive S-Class® Fiberglass Fish Tape is designed for use around energized sources. The ...
Magnetic Wire Pulling System Versatile wire pulling tools for low voltage applications. Each of ...
Speeds up the entire bending process up to 30%, Built-in protractor for quick and accurate bends, ...
The Maxis® XD10 EXTREME Duty Cable Puller is designed to get the job done, thriving in the most ...

Latest Articles

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Electrical Industry Canada's News Week e-Newsletter is distributed weekly on Tuesdays.Please ...
I am often asked how new rules get in the Code and how one could go about amending a code rule. All ...
Investment in new housing construction totalled $3.7 billion in December, up 5.1% from the same ...
On Cartier Avenue in Quebec City, 34 giant lampshadesbacklit with LEDs and decorated with works by ...
Buyers' trust in product quality must be high. "Warranty" is the least important of 5 factors ...
Societies have “huge potential” to boost economic performance and generate significant ...
This is the first of several articles published by the International Association of Electrical ...
Canada consumed 53.8 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity in December 2014, 5.1% less than ...
So, Who are You Supporting? Feedback from Electricity Human Resource Canada (EHRC) research into ...
From 2013 to 2014, websites remain the dominant source. Among the greatest changes, e-newsletters ...

CE Code Update 13

Bill Burr

In this article: CE code Section 20 — Locations in which corrosive liquids, vapours, or excessive moisture are likely to be present. The code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem daunting to quickly find the information you need. This series of articles provides a guide to help users find their way through this critical document. This is not intended to replace the notes in Appendix B or the explanations of individual requirements contained in the CEC Handbook, but will provide some help in navigating the code.

General

Section 22 amends or supplements the general requirements of the code. It provides specific rules for locations classified as Category 1 (moisture) or Category 2 (corrosive) environments that are sufficient enough to interfere with the normal operation of electrical equipment.

Read more: Instalment 13 ...

 

 

Product News

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LumenOptix Inc launched a host of new product offerings during LightFair International 2016...   ...
Espen Technology has expanded its line of plug-and-play LED tubes with new dimming and non-dimming ...
Osram is introducing the Soleriq S 13 with 10° binning for unprecedented color consistency...   ...
Philips Lighting released the new Philips Hue gen 2 app for iOS and Android...      
Arlington’s new one-piece, screw-in Snap-TITE connectors for flexible metal conduit are designed ...
Arlington’s Countertop BOX KITS give you many options for installing a device in a countertop... ...
IDEAL Networks, manufacturer of cable and network testers, has introduced a free app that allows ...
SignalTEK NT is a copper and fibre network transmission tester that enables installers to conduct ...
Switching operations on low voltage installations always bear risks. If NH ...
Eaton’s new, arc-resistant version of its FlashGard motor control centre technology is designed to ...

Rittal Fuses

Switching operations on low voltage installations always bear risks. If NH switch-disconnector-fuses are operated incorrectly, the resulting arcs can (in the worst case) even endanger lives. In order to protect people and technology, fast switching operations and defined switch points are a prerequisite. The new fast switching NH switch-disconnector-fuses with Rittal fuses now provide greater safety for operator-independent switching and disconnection with one device.

Rittal has now rounded off its range of NH fuse technology with its new NH switch-disconnector-fuse. High-speed circuit breakers make the use of a switch-disconnector-fuse as easy and safe as never before.

Read more: NH Switch-Disconnector-Fuses ...

 

Peers & Profiles

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Based out of Saskatoon, Burco Electrical provides electrical construction, services and maintenance ...
Promax Electric is a locally owned family operated, full service electrical company located in ...
Étienne Bolze, multilinguist, is a young professional in the electrical industry...      
Maintaining a balance between family and business is something Terry Kenny of Rondeau Electric is ...
Based in Brantford, ON, Gilbert-McEachern Electric is a key provider of electrical and mechanical ...
Lambert & Fils, a collaborative lighting design studio based in Montreal, was founded in 2010 ...
Founded in 1967, Birnie Electric’s 100+ electricians sustain the family owned firm’s reputation for ...
Located in Blainville, PQ, EH2 Solar offers turnkey solutions for different energy applications. ...
I have met several members of the Silverstein family on various occasions, and each time I have ...
Jennifer Taylor is completing her PhD at the University of Toronto, focusing on the production of ...

Copper $US Dollar price per pound

Gilbert-McEachern Electric

Based in Brantford, ON, Gilbert-McEachern Electric is a key provider of electrical and mechanical products and services for southwestern Ontario. The company originated in the late 1940s as a one-man shop that provided machining services to local Brantford companies.

 

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Bill Burr

Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1 — Instalment 12 The CE Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem daunting to quickly find the information you need. This series of articles provides a guide to help users find their way through this critical document. This is not intended to replace the notes in Appendix B or the explanations of individual requirements contained in the CEC Handbook, but will provide some help in navigating the code. In this article: Section 20 Flammable Liquid And Gasoline Dispensing, Service Stations, Garages, Bulk Storage Plants, Finishing Processes, and Aircraft Hangars.

Scope

Section 20 amends or supplements the general requirements of the code. It provides specific rules for a number of special Class I hazardous locations.

Read more: Part 1 — Instalment 12 ...

 

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