Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

IdealAugust 31, 2017

WHAT IS IT?

The 2017 IDEAL Skills Challenge Canada is a competition that brings together Canadian professional electricians, apprentices, and electrical students to find the best of the best. Contestants will test their skills at events across the country, using IDEAL tools to complete The Challenge while racing the clock.

The winner gets a prize pack - but more than that - the bragging rights to call themselves one of the fastest and most skilled electricians in Canada!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

To participate, contestants simply need to come to one of our scheduled events. Events will be held from September through November 2017. Registration takes place on the spot, and IDEAL supplies all the necessary equipment to complete The Challenge. Contestants have up to two chances to complete The Challenge, their times are recorded, and at the end of the day, the person with the fastest time at each event will be declared the winner.

HOW TO PREPARE:

Watch this video to learn how to complete The Challenge: https://youtu.be/uZi8G6D6pGI

Visit our website for a list of upcoming events: www.idealindustries.ca

Good luck, and have fun!

Keep up to date on all the action:

Email Updates:  http://eepurl.com/cQUvn9

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CanadaIDEAL

Twitter: twitter.com/IDEALINDCanada

 

Electricians Provide Assistance in TD Centre's 50th Anniversary Illumination Project

Contractors Guild, Ainsworth, Symtech, Plan and ACML donated their services to temporarily reconfigure the buildings' automated lighting systems, while a crew of staff and volunteers worked to open and close blinds on over 6,000 windows across the TD Centre's five towers to create the message "Less is more or" in 100-foot-tall lights.

A media statement called it the largest public art project of its kind undertaken anywhere in the world.

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CSA

 

By William (Bill) Burr

In this article: Section 56 — Optical fibre cables. Section 56 is a supplementary or amendatory section of the code and applies to the installation of optical fibre cables in conjunction with all other electrical systems. Rule 56-002 provides a special terminology definition for an Optical Fibre Cable — a cable consisting of one or more optical fibres that transmits modulated light for the purpose of control, signalling or communications.

Rule 56-102 outlines that there are three types of optical fibre cables.



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Wind technicians have been working to keep Canada’s turbines turning for a long time now.

TransAlta’s Cowley Ridge Wind Farm was one of the first commercial facilities in the country with the original technicians back in 1993 describing their experiences of being “up so high” and that “there was nothing like it.”

Sitting on 25 meter tall lattice work towers, these machines were less than a third of the height of most tubular wind turbine towers today. However, many of the same skills learned on these first sites are still relevant today even though the technology has certainly progressed.

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 Gordon MacDonald is a cheerful, driven individual who loves to be challenged, a trait that suits him well as a lighting specialist overseeing retrofit projects for Rexel in New Brunswick and P.E.I. He also has had a unique introduction to the field he now works in. 

Gordon was born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick and has lived there for most of his life. He has an incredibly busy home life that extends to his children, stepchildren and grandchildren. Beyond family life he enjoys “playing guitar and piano, going target shooting, cooking BBQ, trying new foods and learning new things.”

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