Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Electrical Industry Canada & Automation Canada - each distributed bi-monthly with 6 issues per-year, with 12 issues total - are designed for those working in the Canadian electrical and automation industries. Each series covers product and industry trends through feature articles, case studies, whitepapers, and industry profiles. 

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May 21, 2021 March 19,, 2021
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X Tronics has announced they are now representing PULS, LP in Canada.

 

 

 

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The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is proud to announce its investment of $999,000 in a project led by eCAMION, an Ontario-based energy storage solution provider.

 

 

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Skilled labor shortages and compressed project timelines can be tough on contractors. Vive Wireless by Lutron may be able to help.

 

 

 

The CSA Z462 Workplace electrical safety Standard, both the 2015 edition and the 2018 edition, require that a mandatory risk assessment procedure be completed for discrete energized electrical work tasks. This fact may not be known, or may be misinterpreted by the employer who is applying CSA Z462 as a basis of due diligence with respect to workplace health and safety regulations. 

 

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Below is a joint statement from James Barry, Executive Secretary Treasurer with IBEW and ECAO Executive Director, Graeme Aitken.

 

 

 

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In the 6th installment of this video series, HALO MINUTE, by Cooper Lighting Solutions Bryant Bilal and Maggie Hill discuessed light commercial retrofits.

 

 

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What I see happening in the industry across Canada and the USA in the last three to five years is complacency in electrical safety.

 

 

 

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IHSA has reopened and is gradually resuming the full scope of training and consulting services at their facilities and customer locations.

 

 

Changing Scene

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 Canada’s National Electrical Trade Council (NETCO) is pleased to announce that IDEAL ...
The Government of Saskatchewan is engaging the public to help ensure health and safety legislation ...
Despite electrical shock being a serious and potentially dangerous event, it is frequently ...
Acuity Brands, Inc. has announced its Care222® filtered far-UVC module with patent-pending ...
LEDVANCE, the makers of SYLVANIA general lighting in the United States and Canada, recently ...
The federal governemnt launched a Call for Proposals under the new Apprenticeship Service, to ...
ECAO and OEL are working on obtaining more contractor experiences with the ESA permit system. ...
Agents of Change is an event for stakeholders from Canada's electricity and beyond to build ...
Schneider Electric is introducing a personalized digital experience for logged in customers ...
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated announced the successful completion of the acquisition of FLIR ...


 

SaskatchewanThe Government of Saskatchewan is engaging the public to help ensure health and safety legislation meets the needs of employers and workers in the province. From August 16 to October 18, 2021 citizens can provide input on part III (occupational health and safety) of The Saskatchewan Employment Act.

"Our province has a plan for growth that includes ensuring we have safe and healthy workplaces" Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said. 

 


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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

 


 



 

Desert HomeA combination of stunning design, a spectacular desert setting, and exceptional architectural lighting is a winning combination for a private residence just outside of St. George, Utah. JRC Lighting was hired by the homeowner to create the lighting concept for the showpiece home.

"The house has an almost industrial look to it, with a focus on clean lines," said Kevin Meredith, principal at JRC Lighting. "My goal was to keep the lighting understated and let the architecture, and the views, sell themselves.”

 

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David GordonBy David Gordon

This summer EiKO is launching its Z10 product offering. I know, what is Z10 other than the sports cars some of us remember (’69 Z10 Camaro or a 2009 BMW Z10, but let’s go with an American muscle car!)?

So, since it seemed like a sports car “name” (since sports car naming seems to be in numbers), we reached out to Sarah Eastman, VP Marketing for EiKO, who shared that Z10 is an alliance of manufacturers who have developed standards to support an easier lighting controls process within fixtures (remember, I’m not a product maven).
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Product News

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With Cerberus Cloud Apps, accessing fire protection systems has never been easier. Cerberus ...
Milwaukee Tool adds to their fish tape lineup with new 120’ and 240’ 1/8” Stainless Steel Fish ...
Stanpro’s L2WMG is a LED linkable wrap that is perfectly suited for utility rooms, corridors, ...
Klein Tools Rechargeable Safety Lamp with Magnet, a quad-directional visual alert beacon that ...
Mersen's finger safe IP20-rated Power Distribution Blocks are part of the new Compact EP® line of ...
Whether you’re working on a single-family, multi-family, or commercial construction project, the ...
INEXO is the electrical box designed specifically for insulated concrete form construction (ICF). ...
DLC Premium listed for maximum energy rebates. No need to discard of entire original fixture -- ...
Specifications: Easily adjustable LED strips for multiple beam angles. 1200-1300 lumen output. ...
Installing a robust control or contactor box in the field can be a lot of work. From gathering ...

 

Milwaukee M12 Cable StripperM12™ Cable Stripper Kit for Cu THHN / XHHW aims to improve the cable stripping experience. With no exposed blades, the cordless cable stripper provides safer stripping than with a knife. The cable stripper's compact, right-angle design allows you to maneuver it more easily in tight spaces with less strain on the wrist. The bushing design and adjustable depth gauge deliver cleaner, more accurate and consistent strips across all sizes.

The cable jacket stripping tool is not only compatible with all MILWAUKEE® bushings but is also compatible with competitive quick-change bushings.

 

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Incoplas HybridThe Incoplas® LED Hybrid is a durable multi-purpose and corrosion-resistant LED lighting solution that can be used in heavy industrial applications where hazardous location lighting is required.

Certifications

Class 1:

Flammable Gases and Liquids

Division 2: The hazardous atmosphere is only available infrequently (i.e. in case of spill).

 

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EarthTronics 25-Watt Emergency Driver for Linear HighbayEarthTronics LED emergency drivers regulate the power supplied to the LED fixture so that it can operate as a light source in the event of a power failure. The purpose of emergency lighting is to ensure that lighting is provided promptly, automatically and for a suitable time when the normal power supply fails.

This insures that people within the building can evacuate safely in the event of an emergency. All EarthTronics emergency drivers meet specific UL, CSA and NFPA requirements. Always consult local code requirements when specifying emergency lighting products.

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Peers & Profiles

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As of February 2021, Martin Stephenson is the new President and CEO of Signify Canada.   ...
This past July, Kerith Richards, who has worked for Service Wire Company for the last seven years, ...
EngWorks was formed in 2004 as an electrical engineering and consulting firm by Allan Bozek, “After ...
Headquartered in Concord, Ontario, Mercury Lighting services national retail, ...
Among the recipients of the 2021 Clean50 Awards announced last month is Carolina Gallo, Vice ...
Sarah Silverstein is a principal with Liteline along side her two brothers Mark and Daniel. ...
As a 34-year-old female owner of an electrical contracting business, Danielle Gray may be unique. ...
Mark Klein is Co-President of Klein Tools, managing Sales & Marketing activities, alongside ...
Bryan Smith started his now 20-year career at the ground floor, so to speak, as a draftsperson and ...
From small construction to sophisticated industrial projects, House of Electrical Supplies has been ...


EngWorksBy Blake Marchand

EngWorks was formed in 2004 as an electrical engineering and consulting firm by Allan Bozek, “After a short time we realized there was a niche in hazardous locations, in particular in hazardous area classification design requirements for various facilities. And also helping people understand just how the Canadian Electrical Code applies to hazardous locations.”

Given the complexity of hazardous locations, Bozek saw a need for education while working in the field and began developing training courses designed.

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Eric TordjmanBy Blake Marchand

Headquartered in Concord, Ontario, Mercury Lighting services national retail, multi-residential/commercial property management, energy service companies (ESCO), and auto dealerships. “From design to specifications, we offer turn-key services that go beyond the typical distributor model,” explained Mercury Lighting Vice President, Eric Tordjman. Their value-added approach leverages well-established supplier relations to help clients find a lighting solution that suits their needs.

“How we differentiate ourselves is we’re lighting specific, we do very little in the way of electrical, and really emphasizing our expertise towards solutions selling...

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