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     Terry Becker

    P.Eng. CEO, ESPS Electrical Safety Programs Solutions INC.

     

     

    Will CSA Z462 be adopted into law by Provinces & Territories?

    NO, CSA Z462 will not be law in Canada. CSA Z462 will be a consensus based CSA Standard, that may also be a National Standard of Canada (pending the Standard Council of Canada approval). Each Province & Territory has the latitude to reference or adopt CSA Z462 in whole or part into law. Even if CSA Z462 is not adopted into law it will only be a consensus based Standard and industry accepted best practice.

    Will layering of ATPV rated clothing achieve a higher ATPV rating and how does it affect the Total System Arc Rating?

    PPE And Layering...Total System Arc Rating

    Let’s discuss electrical specific Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for arc flash protection. This article will talk about what layering means to your personal protection. We’re talking about the cal/cm2 rating of protective clothing, and its Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV).

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    May 28, 2014 – CPSC announced the recall of 1.7 million emergency lighting units, the recall indicates that the circuit board can overheat and cause the fixture to catch fire.   Name of product: Quantum® ELM and ELM2 two-light emergency fixture Hazard: The circuit board can overheat and cause the fixture to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Consumer Contact: Lithonia Lighting toll-free at (888) 615-4501from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday...
    The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, and Jim Balsillie, Chair of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, today announced almost $10 million in new investments for five Ontario projects under Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s SD Tech Fund. The SD Tech Fund supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water and clean soil, providing solutions to key Canadian...
    The City of Calgary’s Department of Transportation has selected GE Lighting to replace and upgrade existing street light fixtures with GE Evolve™ LED technology. In a two-phased project plan, the city of Calgary hopes to eventually retrofit approximately 80,000 street lights with fixtures that consume 55 percent less electricity and offer a lifespan of over a decade. The first phase of the project will call for installation of GE’s LED technology, the Scalable Cobrahead ERS1 and ERS2, in five...
    After three years of construction, Boralex Inc., Gaz Métro Limited Partnership and Valener Inc. officially open Phase I of the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms, a 272-MW project commissioned in December 2013 and one of the biggest wind farms in Canada. In recognition of this important milestone, a ceremony was held at the foot of one of the project's tallest turbines earlier today in the presence of Caroline Simard, Member for Charlevoix-Côte-de-Beaupré, representing the Minister of Energy and...
    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth approximately $400 million from NSP Maritime Link Inc., a subsidiary of Emera Inc., to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission solution creating the first electricity link between the island of Newfoundland and the North American power grid. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2014. The Maritime Link Project is a 500 MW high voltage direct current (HVDC) connection that will enable...

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    • July 29, 2014

      REXEL announces the appointment of Brian McNally to the newly-created position of Executive Vice President and CEO of Rexel North America, effective August 1st, 2014. In this role, Brian McNally will become a member of Rexel’s Executive Committee and be in charge of Rexel’s operations in North America, encompassing both the US and Canadian businesses, which represent about one-third of the Group’s total sales.

      This leadership change will reinforce and strengthen Rexel’s organization and management in North America. It comes in the wake of the previously announced decision by Executive Vice President and CEO of Rexel Holdings USA Christopher Hartmann to leave the company, as well as Jeff Hall’s recent decision to...

    • July 28, 2014

      Denis Lavoie       Denis LavoieLED ROADWAY LIGHTING LTD. (LRL) CEO Charles Cartmill announces the appointment of Denis Lavoie as company President. The appointment was announced in Halifax and received unanimous approval by the company’s...

    • July 25, 2014

      BJ TAKE INC., a manufacturer of energy-efficient custom lighting products, announces the appointment of Munden Enterprise Ltd. as their representative in Atlantic Canada for BJ Take's complete line of LED and Fluorescent light fixtures. Tony Munden, President of Munden Enterprises Ltd. and his team bring years of experience and expertise selling to the Maritimes' electrical distribution industry. Tony can be reached at 902-542-9796 or e-mail tonymunden@eastlink.ca.

      www.bjtake.com | www.mundenenterprises.com

    • July 14, 2014

      HOUSE OF ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES LIMITED announces the appointment of Jim Wamsley as Western Region Sales Manager. Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, spanning over 30 years in the electrical business. Jim will responsible for leading House of Electrical’s expansion in Southwestern Ontario. Jim’s extensive experience in the areas of sales, purchasing, and operations as well as his leadership abilities will provide an important catalyst for the company’s growth plans in the region. “We are very excited to have Jim join our team” says Austin Brennan, President – House of Electrical Supplies, “He has a proven track record of success in growing the companies he has been associated with throughout his career in the electrical...

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    • July 24, 2014

       The HOBO Plug Load logger is designed to monitor energy consumption of AC-powered plug in loads. This compact device can be used as a power meter with its built-in LCD for real-time energy monitoring or as a data logger that can record up to 1.4 million measurements for analysis. With the ability to view or log true RMS voltage (V), true RMS current (A), active power (W), active energy (Wh), apparent power (VA... read more

    • July 23, 2014

       Klein Tools, for professionals since 1857, advances its Voice/Data/Video (VDV) product line by offering the new Scout® Pro 2 Series of cable testers. The Scout Pro 2 is a multi-functional tester that tests voice, data and video connections. It also locates cable runs with location ID remotes, supports multiple tones to decipher wires and can measure... read more

    • July 23, 2014

      Hammond Power Solutions is delighted to announce the launch of their new reactor, the HPS Centurion® R. This reactor provides a unique blend of improved performance and reliability while reducing the product footprint.

      The HPS Centurion® R reactor is designed to address both line-side and load-side... read more



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