Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

CSA

January 12, 2018

CSA Group, a leading standards development organization and global provider of testing and certification services, has released the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (CE Code).

First published in 1927, the CE Code is a critical component of Canada’s electrical safety system – a system that works to keep installers, consumers, and their families safe from harm. Updated every three years to reflect the latest advances in technology and other major developments, this original, authentic Canadian-based standard aims to help maintain and enhance safety amidst these changes.

“Building on a 90-year legacy, the latest edition of the CE Code enables electrical workers to follow best practices that help ensure safety as new technologies become embedded in our everyday lives – at home and at work,” says Mary Cianchetti, President of Standards at CSA Group.

Input from stakeholders is a critical component in developing the CE Code. CSA Group takes a consensus-based approach to all standards work, drawing on the expertise of over 1,600 in-house technical experts, as well as more than 9,000 volunteer subject-matter experts from across the globe.

The latest edition of the CE Code includes over 260 updates and revisions aimed at improving clarity through streamlined requirements; helping ensure safer installation and maintenance of electrical equipment; and supporting the safe implementation of new technologies and renewable energy solutions. Some of the major changes include:

  • A new sub-section of rules for power over Ethernet (POE) cables
  • The addition of demand factors for electric vehicle energy management systems
  • The installation of an identified conductor at each control location for energy management system control devices
  • Disconnecting means for certain LED luminaires
  • Tamper resistant receptacles in other areas where children may be present
  • Mandated ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection for electric heating devices and controls near wet areas
  • New requirements in Section 78 to help prevent electric shock drowning

To help users navigate the sheer number of changes and their impact on many different industries, CSA Group has developed a range of training solutions and electronic tools so organizations and their employees can work more safely and remain competitive.

http://www.csagroup.org/news_or_press/new-canadian-electrical-code-now-available/

Schneider Electric

For the eighth year in a row, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, participated as a proud sponsor in the 17th annual Tremblant 24h. With support from family, friends, employees, and the company, Schneider Electric Canada employees raised funds and presented a cheque for $101,840 to support local children’s causes. 

The company was one of 366 teams participating in this year’s events, which took place December 8 to 10 in Mont-Tremblant, Québec.

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EFCElectro‐Federation Canada (EFC) and Cámara Nacional de Manufacturas Eléctricas (CANAME) of Mexico, have submitted joint recommendations to their respective governments to safeguard future trade in North America.

The recommendations call on the strong need for governments to retain, modernize and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in order to increase market access, reduce business costs and improve global competitiveness.

Read more: EFC NAFTA Recommendations...

 

CSA

Now in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and changes to better help electrical workers in the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and create safer electrical installations.

This edition features important revisions to many sections. For example, Section 26 now mandates the use of tamper-resistant receptacles in additional areas where children may be present. Section 62 now requires ground fault circuit interrupter protection for heating devices and controls in proximity to tubs, sinks, and shower stalls. Section 10 has been updated, reorganized, and significantly reduced in length.

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