Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

September 8, 2022

EIN Bill Burr Code 400

By William (Bill) Burr

The Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem quite daunting to find the information you need quickly. This series of articles provides a guide to help users find their way through this critical document. These articles do not intend to replace the notes in Appendix B or the explanations of individual requirements contained in the CEC Handbook* but hopefully provide help to navigate the Code.

Section 70 — Electrical requirements for factory-built relocatable structures and non-relocatable structures – 25th Edition

 (The 25th Edition of the CE-C, Part I, (C22.1-21)*  is available from CSA Group. This discussion of Section 70 is based on that edition.)

Rule 70-000 notes that this is a supplementary or amendatory section of the code and applies to the electrical installation of factory-built, relocatable, and non-relocatable structures including mobile homes, mobile commercial and industrial structures, factory-built residential housing, and factory-built commercial and industrial structures. These Rules do not apply to recreational vehicles covered by the CSA Z240 RV Series.

Section 70 is divided into 2 parts – Relocatable structures and non-relocatable structures.

Relocatable structures

Rules 70-100 to 70-130 apply to factory-built relocatable structures that are towable on their own chassis and include mobile homes and mobile commercial and industrial structures.

Rule 70-100 requires that all electrical equipment in these structures be suitable for the application and comply with the standards listed in Appendix A.

Rules 70-102 and 70-104 provide for the method of connection of homes and structures to the supply circuit. Subrule 2) of Rule 70-102 requires that mobile homes only be connected directly to an overhead or underground supply unless special permission is obtained to use a different method.

Rule 70-106 provides for the method of connection of communication service for homes and structures.

Rules 70-108 to 70-112 provide for the method of connection for a power supply cord or cord set, disconnecting means, main overcurrent protection, and location of service or distribution equipment for mobile homes and structures. Where a suitable grounding-type attachment plug is used in an application covered by Section 8, the plug shall have an ampere rating not less than that of the insulated service conductor ampacity required in Section 8.

Rules 70-114 to 70-124 outline general wiring methods for homes and structures and specifically for swing-out and expandable room sections and multiple-section mobile units, including branch circuits, receptacles, switches, luminaires, and ventilating fans.

Rule 70-126 provides requirements for bonding and bonding to ground of mobile homes and structures in accordance with Section 10.

Rule 70-128 requires that units connected to the main power supply be marked in accordance with Rule 2-100, and, for multiple-section mobile homes or structures:

  • each section be suitably, and permanently marked to identify the other sections to be used, and
  • instructions be provided to indicate the interconnections necessary to complete the installation.

Rule 70-130 specifies the tests and procedures that the manufacturer must conduct on complete assemblies at the factory and includes:

  • continuity testing of all circuits including grounding or bonding circuits,
  • insulation resistance testing between live parts and ground at the completion of a 1-minute application of a 500 V dc test voltage, or
  • an ac dielectric strength test, with an ac voltage of 900 V applied for 1 min (or 1080 V for 1 s) between all live parts and non-current-carrying metal parts without breakdown occurring.

Non-relocatable Structures

Rules 70-200 to 70-204 apply to general wiring methods; connection to overhead and underground supply; and service and distribution equipment of factory-built non-relocatable houses and structures, and include that Rules 70-100, 70-112, 70-114, 70-118, and 70-122 to 70-130 also apply to non-relocatable structures.

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Procore

When the pandemic lockdowns started in March of 2020, Grimard (an electrical contractor) had to decide whether to shut down its operations entirely or implement a new platform with people who were now freely available for work.

Once they implemented Procore, they found a way to efficiently communicate with stakeholders and offer full transparency in terms of project costs and planning. It also allowed Grimard to utilize historical data to make project estimates more accurate. Grimard was able to streamline its bidding process, which made it more attractive to potential clients and helped the business grow.

 

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2021 Canadian Electrical Code Overview of Changes

EIN CSA Group Logo 2022 400CSA C22.1:21, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I contains many updates and changes that are potentially significant to electrical professionals. This online, self-guided course provides the key changes and impacts to the industry presented in an easy-to-follow format.

 Designed for professionals with a good working knowledge of the Code and who solely need the key changes including general updates or those made for clarification, safety, and new products and systems. Key changes due to Rule relocation or deletion are also noted.

This course may help save valuable time to help keep electrical projects safe and in compliance. This training is developed with input from a broad cross-section of electrical industry experts and with cooperation from all provinces, territories and several key jurisdictions across Canada. 

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Yukon Canada

Communities across the North and Arctic are prioritizing cleaner, more reliable energy sources, as they continue to feel the impacts of climate change. By investing in renewable energy initiatives that support energy independence and economic development, we can keep our air cleaner and build resilient, healthy communities for everyone to call home, all while creating good-paying, sustainable jobs and lowering harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The Yukon is leading the country in its pursuit of cleaner energy and climate change initiatives. 

 

 

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Linde

Linde announced it has inaugurated the world's first hydrogen refueling system for passenger trains in Bremervörde, Germany.

Linde’s hydrogen refueling system, which it built, owns and operates, will refuel 14 hydrogen-powered passenger trains, enabling each train to run for 1,000 km emission-free on a single refueling. It has a total capacity of around 1,600 kg of hydrogen per day, making it one of the largest hydrogen refueling systems ever built. Linde’s future-ready hydrogen refueling system has been designed and constructed with the ability to integrate future on-site green hydrogen generation. The new hydrogen trains will replace existing diesel-powered trains.

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Chris Lane

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Lane of Johnson Controls to the CABA Board of Directors. As Director of Product Management for Building Automation System (BAS) products at Johnson Controls, Lane leads a team of product managers responsible for designing the strategy and direction for Johnson Controls’ global portfolio of BAS products. 

"I’m honored to have the opportunity to join CABA’s board and support their vision to empower connectivity among people, spaces and technology,” said Lane. 

 

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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

 


 

Grimard is more competitive and produces estimates 3X faster with Procore

Procore

When the pandemic lockdowns started in March of 2020, Grimard (an electrical contractor) had to decide whether to shut down its operations entirely or implement a new platform with people who were now freely available for work. Once they implemented Procore, they found a way to efficiently communicate with stakeholders and offer full transparency in terms of project costs and planning. It also allowed Grimard to utilize historical data to make project estimates more accurate. Grimard was able to streamline its bidding process, which made it more attractive to potential clients and helped the business grow.

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HellermannTyton Double Slit Conduit

HellermannTyton announces HelaGuard Double-Slit Corrugated Conduit. The two-piece solution features one semi-circular tube that snaps over another to envelop a wire or cable bundle. This makes it possible to add flexible corrugated protection to wiring that is already connected on both ends.

Standard conduit requires installers to guide cabling into and through the length of tubing. That is less of an issue at the time of manufacture. But if the ends of the wire are soldered to a terminal or otherwise inaccessible, non-slit conduit – and even single-slit conduit – can be tedious or impossible to apply.

 

 

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Greenlee Mobile Bending Table

By Blake Marchand

For the new Bending Table for Greenlee® 881 Series Benders, Greenlee Tools, Inc. set out to improve ergonomics and product security.  Previously, contractors usually had to disassemble their bender unit for relocation off the jobsite due to it being harder to secure on the jobsite. New anti-theft features incorporated into the bending table product design allowed the cart and its accessories to be more fully locked. 

This increases contractor productivity by helping reduce the need for tedious setup and tear down of the bender due to off-jobsite storage. Greenlee wanted to make the Mobile Bending Table as versatile as possible and intentionally designed it to fit through most 32” wide doors.  

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DCC-11 EV Energy Management System

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  1. DCC does a real-time reading of the total power consumption of a home or condo electrical panel;

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Klein Tools Knee Pads

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sdgs poster 936 enBy Blake Marchand

With many organizations, governments and policymakers finding it challenging to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) , CSA Group has developed a methodology for mapping CSA standards to UN Sustainability Goals (SDGs) aimed at demonstrating how organizations, governments and policymakers can use CSA standards as an effective tool in developing and implementing their SDG strategies. The methodology was developed as part of a research project initiated by CSA Group, completed in collaboration with University of Guelph, Niagara College and the Toronto Metropolitan University. To support the methodology, CSA Group also launched an interactive searchable database that allows standards users to quickly find out how and where CSA standards support specific UN SDG targets.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by all UN member countries in 2015. The agenda includes 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals that aim to promote and provide strategies to improve health, education, inequality, and the economy while prioritizing climate change and the environment. 

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All code-related information bulletins and directives that have been issued to date remain in effect. All potentially impacted information bulletins and directives will be reviewed for consistency with the new code edition and revised if necessary. 

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