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ETECETEC - Solutions based seminars and product showcase for the Canadian electrical industry. With unparalleled knowledge of electrical power management across industries, every day the experts at Eaton deliver customized, integrated solutions to

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Telescoping Light Pole

Eaton’s new V-SpringTM Telescoping Light Pole increases safety and reduces labour costs associated with installing and maintaining lights at industrial facilities. 

Eaton Area LightsEaton’s Lumark Caretaker light-emitting diode (LED) area luminaire is ideal for area and dusk-to-dawn security lighting applications. Using high-efficiency LED technology with precision-moulded optics, it offers more than 85% annual energy and

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Parking Garage Eaton’s LED TopTier Parking Garage and Canopy Luminaire delivers performance and visual comfort by using WaveStream optical technology that blocks the line of sight from the LED light sources to the observer while extracting the maximum amount of

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DownlightingEaton’s Cooper Lighting division has introduced new Halo Surface LED Downlights for new construction, remodel and retrofit projects. The Halo downlights incorporate WaveStream LED technology, resulting in the first LED surface product to perform

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GreenBuildHalo light-emitting diode (LED) downlights from Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Division are featured in the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome show home. The home offers a first look at the next generation of sustainable building and demonstrates the latest

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Eaton

Eaton’s B-Line division is helping to simplify the content designation process with its new J-Hook Color ID products. For use in data centres and light-duty commercial cable management applications, these simple solutions snap onto existing B-Line

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Eaton LumawattEaton’s Cooper Lighting Division has introduced its LumaWatt Outdoor Wireless Control and Monitoring System, which, the company says, minimizes power consumption and energy costs by providing lighting only where and when it’s needed. It’s

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Eaton Variable DriveEaton’s new PowerXL variable frequency drive series consists of two models: The DC1 Compact and the DA1 Advanced Machinery Drive for ratings range up to 15 HP for mptor voltages of 115 V, 230 V (single or 3 phase), 460 V(3 phase) and 575 V

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User-friendliness was a top priority in the development of Eaton’s new PowerXL variable frequency drive.Eaton’s new PowerXL variable frequency drive series consists of two models: The DC1 Compact and the DA1 Advanced Machinery Drive for ratings

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EFC ConferenceJoin industry leaders this year May 27-30 in Montreal for the EFC Electrical Council Annual Conference, “e-Relationships: Driving Business in the Connected World.” “This year’s program sets out to identify our strengths going forward into the digital age,”

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Electrical EconomyThe total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities declined 4.1% to $6.5 billion in December, following a 6.6% decrease in November. The total value of building permits for the year edged down 0.1% from 2012 to $80.8 billion. Lower

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EconomyInvestment in non-residential building construction reached $12.9 billion in the fourth quarter, up 1.1% from the previous quarter. This was the second consecutive quarterly increase, and was led by higher spending on commercial building

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Electricity Distribution

The Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) is calling for the transfer, at fair value, of provincially owned electricity distribution assets from Hydro One to local electrical utilities. This is consistent with recommendations from the

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Wind Energy FacilityEDF EN Canada Inc. has commissioned the first of a 2-phase wind energy facility that will ultimately produce 350 MW. Phase 1 will produce 150 MW. Phase 2, 200 MW, will be commissioned in December 2015.

 

 

Education IndicatorsAlmost 9 out of 10 people (89%) in Canada aged 25 to 64 had completed at least high school in 2012, higher than the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) average of 75%. Among reporting countries, only the Czech Republic and the

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IEEE Canada ConferenceCo-sponsored by IEEE Canada and IEEE Southern Alberta and Northern Canada Sections, the 14th annual Electrical Power and Energy Conference  (EPEC 2014) will take place in Calgary, AB November 12-14, 2014. EPEC provides a forum for the exchange of

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EFC ScholarshipsA record $113,000 in scholarship funding is available this year to Canadian post-secondary students interested in pursuing a career in the electrical, electronics, and telecommunications industries. To date, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has

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Electro Fed InfoElectro-Federation Canada (EFC), a national, not-for-profit industry association in electrical and electronics, is pleased to announce Robert McIntyre as Product Section Manager effective March 23rd.

 

Electro-Federation Canada’s 4th annual Future Forum concluded with a first ever presentation of awards for excellence in marketing.

Canada Anti SpamOn July 1, 2014, new anti-spam legislation takes effect. The intent is to deter such damaging effects of spam as identity theft, phishing, and the spread of spyware and malware. Individuals and companies that violate the act could face stiff

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EFC Marketing AwardsElectro-Federation Canada (EFC) has issued a call for entries for its first annual marketing awards. The award program will recognize organizations demonstrating marketing excellence and innovation within the Canadian electrical manufacturing and

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ULUnderwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) will certify Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) members lighting products within 4 weeks or your next project is free. ULC will also provide a one day on-site sustainability and environmental solutions

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EFC New Website

The Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) website, www.electrofed.com, is a key information source in the electrical industry. The website upgrades mean that Blackberry, iPhone, Android and Pad users of all kinds, along with desktop viewers will have a

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A record $113,000 in scholarship funding is available this year to Canadian post-secondary students interested in pursuing a career in the electrical, electronics, and telecommunications industries. To date, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has

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EFC Scholarships 2014A record $113,000 in scholarship funding is available this year to Canadian post-secondary students interested in pursuing a career in the electrical, electronics, and telecommunications industries. To date, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has

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EFC CanadaKeep informed with key industry updates in one convenient place through Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)’s refreshed website. The content includes news on areas such as events, learning and training centre, scholarships and careers. The site also now

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EFCNow is the time for organizations interested in supporting a college student through Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)’s 2015 scholarship program to get involved. The deadline for signing up is December 15.

Women in electrical tradeOne notable trend of the 4th forum was the almost equal number of men and women attending this Electro-Federation Canada event. Our industry changes. Susan Adler, EFC’s Manager, Member Services, who discussed this issue with female members of the

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Wayne EdwardsFamily, friends and the industry recently honoured Edwards at a reception for his retirement, effective January 2. An electrical industry veteran, Edwards joined Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) in 2005 as VP, Electrical Equipment Manufacturers Association

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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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