Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

AlbertaTo ensure master electricians have information about the latest code adopted in Alberta, they will be required to complete code update training for the 24th edition of the Canadian Electrical Code.

WRDCThis year, six $1500 scholarships from the Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC) will be available to female students enrolling in trades programs, including powerline technician and construction/industrial electrician. The scholarships are for programs beginning in September 2018.

ITAThe Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training has appointed six new board members to the Industry Training Authority (ITA), two of which come from the province’s electrical industry.

LumigroupThis premier national awards program celebrates and recognizes the achievements of the most inspiring women entrepreneurs.

EfficiencyMay 3 marked the launch date of Efficiency Canada, a brand new organization built on two decades of work by the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA), which had a long track record in advancing energy efficient solutions.

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Heavy cables installed in long vertical raceways impose excessive strain on electrical terminations, and can often lead to disconnections with the potential for equipment damage, injuries and power outages. For that reason, the Canadian Electric Code (CEC) calls out specific installation methods for long vertical runs in Rule 12-120 that requires cable supports at the top of a raceway and often with intermediate supports installed at specified intervals.

 

GreenestNow in its 11th year, Canada’s Greenest Employers recognizes employers that lead the country in creating a culture of environmental awareness.

KohlerThe switch’s cable and screw terminal joint may relax creating a potential risk of heating and possible failure of the connection.

HemeraNyx Hemera Technologies’ Local Product Controller (LPC 480) has been certified to apply the UL mark, as per UL 916 - Standard for Energy Management Equipment.

WataynikaneyapThe project will connect 17 remote First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario to the main electricity grid through the construction of 1,800 kilometres of transmission lines. The communities currently rely on diesel-powered electricity generators.

 Electrician Forum Brought to You by Schneider Electric             

The Electrician Forum is a monthly column that provides valuable information to electricians and electrical contractors on current industry trends and concerns. 

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In this issue: 

Quite simply put if you feel that job site costing and quote development are a lot of work, you are right! To properly assess a job and estimate the required work time, product costs and various other expenses can take more time than is often feasible for a small company. You need to be spending your time completing projects, which can become difficult if you are spending your hours doing cost analysis. We learned this first hand in last month’s edition of the Electrician Forum when Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric discussed the balance required to own and operate an electrical contracting company.

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Watch a portion of the interview conducted by Electrical Industry Canada with Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric

 

Fluke Hammon Healy

As our population grows and consumers continue to rely on technology for both essentials and comfort, the need for power quality has become vital. Fluke is a leader in this field, offering power quality training seminars, as well as employing power quality specialists with years of industry experience.

This month’s personal profile is a double feature of two of Fluke’s senior power quality specialists, Hilton Hammond and Frank Healy.

Hilton Hammond has been with Fluke since 1995, and in 2013 moved into his current position as Power Quality Business Unit Manager. He has a deep and thorough knowledge of power quality and related electrical instrumentation. 

Frank Healy, Power Quality Product Marketing Manager at Fluke since 2006, has been in the industry for well over three decades. He globally manages Fluke’s power quality products, including measuring instruments and precision power analyzers.

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