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CIPECWinners of the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) leadership awards were announced last week at Energy Summit 2014 in Niagara Falls. The awards showcase the outstanding achievements of CIPEC member companies that have

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Digital CanadaDigital Canada 150, a new plan unveiled April 4, sets ambitious goals for a connected and competitive Canada. The plan encompasses 39 new initiatives that build on government measures for a more connected Canada. enabling Canadians to act on the

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ApprenticeBeginning in January 2015, the federal government will introduce a new apprentice loan program to help eligible apprentices with the costs they face during technical training. 

Field Evaluation Historically in Canada, an electrical product to be offered for sale or installed had to be certified in accordance with provincial and territorial statutes that it meets an applicable Canadian (CSA) safety standard by a certification body (CB)

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Graphene

A lamp made with graphene, said by its U.K. developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon, is to go on sale later this year, reports the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

 

 

Keeyask Generation StationConstruction on the 695-megawatt Keeyask Generating Station in Northern Manitoba, a partnership between Manitoba Hydro and four First nations, has finally begun. 

Chateau LaurierOttawa plays host this August to a trifecta of conferences that will see professionals from across the continent talk standards, education and training. 

FlexthermFlextherm’s Concrete Mat Xpress is the company’s first mat designed specifically to be embedded in concrete. With a self-adhesive substrate on which is laid a 6W heating cable producing a 12W/ft2 output, the mat can be installed in a few simple

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Light TesterThe Fluke 1000FLT performs 5 essential tests in less than 30 seconds with one compact tool

 

 

Fluke CalibrationSmart grids rely on equipment called phasor measurement units (PMUs) to deliver real-time, mission critical data on the voltage, current, frequency, and phase within the distribution smart grid. For the smart grid system to work reliably, PMUs must be

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Fluke

Fluke Corp.’s new 1623-2 and 1625-2 earth ground testers offer advanced features and accessories that speed verification of a reliable connection to earth for grounded electrical systems, helping solve power quality problems and lowering the risk of shock

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Fluke Infrared WindowConduct electrical infrared inspections of electrical panels faster and more safely with Fluke’s new line of ClirVu CV Series IR Windows . More than 99% of all arc flash incidents occur when a panel door is open, but these IR eliminate any need to

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Fluke ScopemeterFluke Corp.’s 190-504 Series II 500 MHz ScopeMeter Portable Oscilloscope is the first to achieve a 500 MHz at 5 GS/s real time sample rate in a 4-channel handheld, sealed and rugged oscilloscope without compromising on safety rating, ruggedness, or battery

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 FlukeThe new Fluke Connect system allows maintenance technicians to transfer measurement data from test tools to smart phones and the cloud, improving team communication, safety and productivity. Measurements and infrared images can be transferred to

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Oil Pipeline 1Pipe degradation in oil refinery requires oil flushing. Ilan Toledano, president of Wattco, walks us through immersion and circulation heaters, and what technicians need to know. Pipes are used heavily in the oil refinery industry to transport

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FM SupplyA branding partnership between GE and FM Supply’s new Stratford, ON branch demonstrates how manufacturers are starting to work with channel partners. GE has provided FM with a set of dynamic graphic window and counter signage promoting GE alongside FM

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FM SupplyIndependent activity in opening new branches continues is recent upbeat pace with the annoucement that FM Supply headquartered in Waterloo Ontario is opening in Stratford. FM Supply had conducted independent market research that identified a number of

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Klein Wire Pulling Foam

Klein Tools introduces its new Foam Wire Pulling Lubricant, a no mess, no hassle alternative to traditional gel or wax lubricants. The exclusive foam formula stays where you apply it and doesn’t stain. No clean-up required.

Stuart PierceFormer electrician backs Health and Safety Executive asbestos safety campaign after revealing ignorance over hidden killer England football star Stuart Pearce is blowing the whistle on asbestos after revealing he could have breathed in the deadly

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Kevin CosgriffThe National Electrical Manufacturers Association has elected former U.S. Navy vice admiral Kevin Cosgriff to steer the organization. “We took our time and conducted an exhaustive search,” said NEMA Board of Governors Chairman Chris Curtis. “Kevin

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Klein Oldest Pliers FoundKlein Tools has found Canada’s oldest pair of Klein side-cutting pliers in Winnipeg, MB. Chris Bell, an electrician, is the winner of a search that started in October and generated over 125 entries. His submission of a pair of 1911 side-cutting

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Govt CanadaThree Cégep de Trois-Rivières college technology transfer centres and a Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières research centre have been granted funding for new equipment. The funding will take the form of four non-repayable contributions totalling

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South ShoreOn October 1, Franklin Empire's Longueuil, Quebec branch celebrated 25 years on Montreal's south shore and Electro-Federation Canada was there. More than 300 contractors, along with commercial and Industrial customers were present, celebrating with

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Franklin EmpireSept-Iles, QC is the location of Franklin Empire’s 20th branch. Branch Manager Jean Levasseur comes with many years of experience in the domains of electrical and mechanical distribution in Northern Quebec, says Franklin. Contact the new branch at 372,

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MeasuremaxFranklin Empire Inc. and Measuremax Inc. have entered into an agreement of purchase and sale regarding Franklin Empire’s acquisition of Measuremax’s distribution business. The sale is expected to close on October 1.

Templin AwardsFrédéric Côté, General Manager of the TechnoCentre éolien (TCE), has been conferred with the R.J. Templin Award at the Canadian Wind Energy Association's 30th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Montreal.

Innovation ConferenceThe Front End of Innovation, a global event that brings together corporate innovators, entrepreneurs, academics and thought leaders, is coming to Toronto for the first time. 

Fundy TidalScotland’s Nautricity and Nova Scotia’s Fundy Tidal are partnering to develop a 500kW tidal project. The Scottish tidal energy technology developer Nautricity is currently system testing its Contra Rotating Marine Turbine (CoRMaT) and Hydro-buoy

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FusetekFusetek has named Laplante-Ricard & Associés as its representatives for Quebec and the Ottawa Valley. This partnership will allow the company to increase their field presence at the distributor, OEM and contractor level. Fusetek has also appointed

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Gregory ReedApplying DC infrastructure and microgrid concepts may be a solution to growing challenges in delivering electricity to modern facilities and networks, says Dr. Gregory Reed, Swanson School of Engineering at University of Pittsburgh. In his Future

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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

 


 

Ideal's Stay Wired to WinIt's April, which means it's time for you to ignite your competitive spark with the a new challenge from IDEAL Nationals Canada. This month, IDEAL is asking you to show off your electrical knowledge with the most correct answers.

Five professionals and five apprentice winners will each take home a $100 VISA gift card and forged wire stripper from IDEAL.

 

 

 

 

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William (Bill) BurrBy William (Bill) Burr

Section 32 – Fire Alarm Systems, Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms, and Fire Pumps, as outlined in Rule 32-000 Scope, is a supplementary or amendatory section of the code and provides additional and specific requirements for the location, installation, wiring, and protection, of

• local fire alarm systems

• permanently connected smoke and carbon monoxide alarms...

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LumenpulseBy Matthew Payette

A lighting programming and control narrative is a document that is essential to coordinate the design/construction process with a fully realized final architectural product. It defines how lighting will integrate into the space and ultimately how humans will interact with that same space.

Sometimes there is a gap between the initial visions of the designers and the final product. Other times, the final product and operation of the lighting systems is achieved but after much project management distress...

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11 Piece Insulated TorqueVario-S and SlimLine Blade Set• Individually tested to 10,000 volts AC and rated to 1,000 volts AC for safety and peace of mind.

• Meets VDE testing standards for protection against arc flash explosion.

• Torque accuracy of +/- 6% for confidence in precise tolerances.

• 33% narrower blade shafts for reaching deep set terminal block fasteners.

• Direct-molded insulation for protection against electrical shock and arc flash explosion.

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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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