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CEThe CE mark is applied to products by a manufacturer to indicate a supplier declaration that the product, intended to be sold in the European Economic Area (EEA), complies with the relevant European directives. For an electrical product, it

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Wiring MethodIn our continuation with exploring the upcoming changes to the 2015 Edition Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code), Section 12, Wiring Methods, will see some extensive updates to the rules, the tables referenced by those rules and the Appendix B notes

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IdealPurchase one Ideal Barrel or four Stubbys of Ideal Can-Twist,CWT’s, or Ideal WireNut wire connectors from a participating distributor between now and April 18, 2014, and you’ll receive an IDAPT i3p Power Station — but only while quantities last.

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ChargepointChargePoint, which currently operates a network of more than 20,000 public charging stations in the U.S., has entered the residential market ChargePoint Home — a smart, attractive, tablet-sized charger unveiled at the International Consumer

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Charles CipollaElectro-Federation Canada (EFC) presented its 2014 Industry Recognition Award to Charles A. Cipolla during the EFC’s Annual General Meeting on April 16. With a stellar career in the electrical industry, Cipolla continues in senior roles as Chair,

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Albert GalaThe Alberta Electrical League is holding its first Gala Event Night this September, and with award-winning country star Charlie Major as the night’s entertainment, it looks to be one heck of a good time. Supported by the Electro-Federation Canada,

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GrimardFounded in 1944 by Joseph-Henri and Gabrielle Grimard as J.-H. Grimard entrepreneur électricien, this Chicoutimi-based family business now comprises almost 100 engineers and technicians, project managers, designers, programmers, drafters, and

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In Line HeatersCirculation heaters (also called inline heaters) are designed for indirect heating. One important application of circulation heaters is to heat clean water

Cisco

A new partnership between Cisco Canada and Schneider Electric will create opportunities to develop smart buildings and communities across Canada, and have a positive impact on the environment by improving energy efficiency, according to a blog

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CISCO

Toronto has been selected as one of four global locations for a Cisco Internet of Everything (IoE) innovation centre, representing a planned investment of up to $100 million over 10 years. Cisco will also create centres in South Korea, Brazil and

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ClassifyingInspectors who review drawings and inspect installations in areas where flammable gases and vapours are or could be present require a good understanding of the extent of those areas as defined within the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1 (CE Code).

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EFCJoin industry members from across the province for a full day of golf, socializing and relationship-building. Location: Nobleton Lakes Golf Club, Nobleton, ON.

Canadian Electrical CodeAdopting the Canadian Electrical Code and regulations pertaining to public safety is the responsibility of the provincial and territorial governments. Among the many regulations that provincial legislation mandates are those pertaining to which codes

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The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has announce it has accredited the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) as a standards development organization (SDO). 

SCCColin Clark, Chief Technical Officer of Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, has been appointed to the Standards Council of Canada’s governing council for a term of four years.
“Mr. Clark has significant experience leading organizations both within Canada and

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David CollieDavid Collie, president and CEO, Electrical Safety Authority, will be the guest speaker at the Ontario Energy Network’s Industry Networking Luncheon on September 11.

CSA CodesThe 2015 Canadian Electrical Code has a number of important updates and changes you’ll want to know to keep your business running compliant. Enter CSA with a series of two-day lectures.

NESC100 Infograph

An eight month commentary period prior to the publication of the 2017 Edition of National Electric Safety Code starts in September. 

Economy PermitContractors took out building permits worth $7.1 billion in December, up 7.7% from November. This followed a 13.6% decline the previous month. The increase in December resulted mostly from higher construction intentions in the non-residential

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Global ForecastsDistributed energy storage is one of the fastest-growing markets for energy storage globally. In particular, residential and commercial energy storage have far exceeded industry expectations for growth and market volume in 2014 and are poised grow

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ampacitiesSizing conductors as per the Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code) has been a necessary skill requirement for electricians, designers and engineers for as long as I can remember...

 

 

 

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Energy Conservation agreementThe Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) of Ontario is pleased to announce that all of its approximately 70 utility members have now signed Energy Conservation Agreements (ECAs) with the province’s Independent Electricity System Operator. In them,

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Bill BryansThe Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is proposing an increase to wiring services fees, spread across two-years, averaging 2.65% per year. The public consultation on the increase begins July 18. 

Consulting EngineeringSome of Ontario’s top engineering firms will be recognized for excellence on projects they’ve recently completed at home and abroad at Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO)’s upcoming 2014 awards gala. A total of 36 nominated firms are vying for 12

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Consumer ElectronicsConsumer Electronic Marketers of Canada has been working for some time to lobby and advocate on behalf of car mobile audio members who have long wanted HD radio programming in Canada. The industry is seeking a solution to bring more value to

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Contemporary Luminaire with Historical InspirationPeerless Electric’s new Architectural Rebell LED luminaire combines functionality and energy savings with timeless elegance. The sleek design with vertical perforations is inspired by the ageless beauty of cathedral bells. The housing is injected

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Work Without License

A Hamilton, ON electrical contractor has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and $6,250 in fines for performing electrical work illegally and violating Ontario College of Trade requirements. This marks the first time a jail sentence has been handed

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Illegal Electrical WorkContractor Gino Macchi was recently convicted and fined $3,750 in a Thunder Bay, ON court for performing electrical work without an electrical contractor’s licence.

 

 

 

 

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GB AgenciesTo his new position Pilbeam brings 18 years experience in the electrical industry, most recently as branch manager for a large, international electrical distributor, and a comprehensive network of contacts and relationships at the local, national and

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Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussion Group: Can You Count the Deficiencies?

EIN CECD 400Have you ever been called to fix the work of a 'handyman'?

"Was supposedly done by a"certified ' electrician....told the homeowner that he got a $266 permit....no record at TSBC. Can you count the deficiencies?"

"There is a second panel change in the triplex also.......even more deficiencies. Think the guy was a glorified handyman. Ones not obvious: 240 BB heat hooked up 120....drier on 2p20....range on 2p50....water heater fed with 2c14 Bx on 2p15."

Go HERE to join the discussion

 


 

Surgelogic RecallProduct: Surgelogic™ NQ SurgeLoc™ Surge Protection Device.

Issue: The Surgeloc Surge Protection Device can experience an arc event, which can result in a fire hazard.

What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled surge protection devices and contact Schneider Electric for instructions on receiving a free equivalent replacement surge protector.

 

 

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Terry BeckerBy Terry Becker, P.Eng., CESCP, IEEE Senior Member

The electric shock hazard has been neglected.  Journeyman Electricians have accepted been shocked as part of the job, a “right” of passage, a badge of honour. 

This has not been acceptable and Journeyman Electricians may not be aware of the long term sequela health effects of receiving multiple low voltage electrical shocks and how it may have impacted them.  With respect to treatment there is only a single formal recognized treatment centre in Canada, the St Johns Rehab Centre. Electrical Injury Program.

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EIN Code Quiz 2Take this opportunity to test your knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code - Part 1. Here are two questions on essential electrical systems: health care. 

You'll find the answers in EIN articles written by our code experts — mainly Bill Burr and Terry Becker — and of course in your own best practices. Answers will be posted on our website in a few days and published in our next issue. Good luck and share your results with our Facebook group: Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussions.

 

 

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Extech Non-Contact High Voltage DetectorFLIR Systems has announced the availability of the Extech DV690 its first non-contact high voltage detector with a detection range of up to 69,000 volts (69 kV). The industrial-grade DV690 provides early warning alerts of energized electrical components for utility lineworkers, telecommunications installers, first responders, search and rescue teams, and tree removal services.

The DV690 features five flexible mounting options: handheld, around the neck, clipped to a belt, strapped to an arm, or attached to a universal spline hot stick. The three handsfree possibilities allow the most optimal operation to efficiently and carefully complete a job. Using a hot stick creates a safer distance to target, extending operator reach.

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Jo Istanbul Four Seasons ABy Owen Hurst

Recently, Electrical Industry Canada has developed a relationship with Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE), a non-for-profit group developing resources and networking potential for women and all working or planning to work within the renewable energy sector. Aside from being the WiRE President & CEO, Joanna Osawe is the Global Business Development Manager of Major Projects for DMC Power Inc.

EIN sat down with Osawe to learn more about WiRE and the substantial benefits it provides. Joanna is very personable and open regarding her career and her ambition, as well as the opportunities she is developing for women nationally and globally. 

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Stephanie SmithBy Blake Marchand

“It was quite surprising,” said Stephanie Smith of being named EHRC’s Leader of the Year. “Leadership in 2020 has certainly been a challenge for everybody in the world let alone the nuclear industry or the electricity industry.”

An engineer by trade, Smith spent the majority of her career with Ontario Power Generation (OPG). She was the first woman to be certified by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station where she served as Plant Manager and was recently named the first President and CEO of CANDU Owners Group. Smith is also a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion.

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