Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Sept 12, 2019

EIN 38 CS TUV SUD 400Every single product poses a variety of risks, ranging broadly from risks to individuals to risks to organizations and the environment. In the modern world of increasing complexity of technology, functional safety is an ever more important issue. For organizations to be successful in the area of functional safety, they must have an integrated approach to it. Hence, to address the growing market needs for enhanced functional safety services, TÜV SÜD America Inc. is launching its expanded comprehensive Functional Safety Testing Services.

“Success in any area of business starts with having the right talent on board, which is why Sven Nowak has relocated from our Singapore offices to lead our Functional Safety efforts for the Americas,” said Jan-Paul van Maaren, Vice President and General Manager, Product Service. Our organization has certified over 3,000 products around the world, making TUV SUD a trusted leader in comprehensive Functional Safety. TÜV SÜD has also trained over 7,000 engineers in the area of Functional Safety.

“Evolving with the market needs is in our DNA,” said John Tesoro, President & CEO of TÜV SÜD America Inc. “Given the complexity of product development in this new world of connected devices, we make it our mission to be available to our clients from an earlier stage of product development so that they conduct ongoing functional safety testing. This helps curtail our clients’ product development cycle, which is critical to their ongoing success. We heard the feedback from our customers and responded with expanding our Functional Safety Testing Services to help our clients mitigate risk in a holistic manner,” stated John Tesoro.

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SoneparSonepar Canada has announced the launch of new mobile applications for Gescan Vallen, Sesco and Lumen.

The mobile apps were officially released as of June of this year and features barcode scanning, access to pricing, product availability, store locator and much more – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The new mobile app is changing the way customers can interact with the Operating Companies within Sonepar Canada. The barcode scanning functionality is a popular feature amongst customers allowing them to scan an item easily and add it to their cart.

 

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Fredericton Transmission LineNB Power recenly announced it will seek approval to build a new transmission line in the Fredericton area, which will improve the reliability of the power grid in the region for approximately 25, 000 customers.

The new proposed 15-kilometre transmission line will run from the Rainsford Substation, in Fredericton, to the Mactaquac Terminal.

“NB Power strives to offer its customer a reliable power grid that meets or exceeds all utility standards,” said NB Power’s President and CEO, Gaëtan Thomas. “This will increase transmission reliability for customers in the Fredericton region with fewer interruptions that can be restored within minutes rather than hours or days.”

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Emergency Lighting PrinciplesBy Kevin Smee, Vice President Sales at AimLite

Most of us take light for granted. It has become so ubiquitous and cheap to use that we don’t really stop to think about emergencies. Thankfully most buildings are required by law since 1974 to be equipped with emergency lighting that automatically activates during power failures to facilitate our exit.

Emergency lighting is only one component of a building’s life safety systems, but perhaps one of the most important. 

 

 

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