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VIDEO: “Electricity is uniquely unforgiving” - Part 4 of 4

January 31, 2014 - In October 2013, ESFi-Canada held its second annual Electrical Safety Summit, which lived up to founding champion Peter Marcucci’s vision: “What we can do together will always be more powerful than what any of us can…

VIDEO: “Electricity is uniquely unforgiving” - Part 3 of 4

January 31, 2014 - In October 2013, ESFi-Canada held its second annual Electrical Safety Summit, which lived up to founding champion Peter Marcucci’s vision: “What we can do together will always be more powerful than what any of us can…

VIDEO: “Electricity is uniquely unforgiving” - Part 2 of 4

January 31, 2014 - In October 2013, ESFi-Canada held its second annual Electrical Safety Summit, which lived up to founding champion Peter Marcucci’s vision: “What we can do together will always be more powerful than what any of us can…

Industry News

OBIT: John Salmon of John B. Salmon Technical Consulting

(UPDATED) July 21, 2014 - It is truly with great sadness that EBMag reports the passing of John Benjamin Salmon—the result of an accident at his home in Kitchener, Ont.—on Saturday, July 19, 2014. He was in his 56th year.

Evaluating uncomfortable glare of LED streetlighting

July 21, 2014 - As LED technology continues to transform the lighting industry, some fear they could cause troublesome, unsafe glare on our roadways, which is why a team of researchers from China and the Netherlands has developed a way to evaluate the human impact of uncomfortable glare caused by…

Chantal Guimont now leading Electric Mobility Canada

July 18, 2014 - Catherine Kargas, board chair of Electric Mobility Canada (EMC), today announced the appointment of Chantal Guimont to the position of president and CEO, effective September 1, 2014.

ABB wins $35-million Hydro-Quebec Madawaska order

July 18, 2014 - ABB reports it has won an order worth about $35 million from Hydro-Quebec to upgrade the 350MW Madawaska high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link that connects the grids of New Brunswick and Hydro Quebec.

Archive

EB Launches Distribution & Supply Magazine

Aurora, Ont., March 2009 — Electrical Business is pleased to introduce Distribution & Supply magazine, the long-awaited independent voice of Canada’s electrical channel.

COUNTER INTELLIGENCE (October 2008)

Training is not optionalBy Oliver PostTraining is certainly on the minds of everyone in business these days. Every industry is changing just a bit faster than it used to, and the proliferation of products and technologies that are the result mean that everyone must pay special attention to the products…

Electrical Business Goes DIGITAL

Aurora, Ont., October 2008 — Electrical Business is pleased to announce it now offers a fully functional and interactive Digital Edition of current issues. When readers visit EBMag.com, they can click on the Digital Edition link (top of Left Navigation Menu) to start enjoying the benefits of live links, quick…

Scott T. Hamilton joins the Electrical Business Team

Aurora, Ont., September 2008 — Electrical Business magazine, Canada’s national electrical industry publication, is pleased to introduce its newest team member.Scott Tyler Hamilton has chosen to intern with Electrical Business as a writer before returning to McGill University in September 2009, where he intends to enroll in a Masters of…

Products

Make your wiring run a Home Run with EZ-clip

July 17, 2014 - Having worked in the industry for over 20 years, Fortica Electric’s Marijan Rozman says he understands the “pain and frustration” that comes with the limitations of standard protector plates, which is why he invented the patent-pending EZ-clip.

Universal Lighting enters occupancy sensors market with Cento

July 15, 2014 - Universal Lighting has entered the occupancy sensor market with Cento.

Chatsworth unveils N-series TeraFrame Gen 3 cabinet system

July 14, 2014 - The redesigned N-series TeraFrame cabinet system from Chatsworth Products Inc. (CPI) claims to support and protect network switches regardless of model or airflow requirements.

Blog

Damn those kids who taught us not to be ‘rats’

May 30, 2014 - At a very early age, we all learned not “to be rat”... not to go “telling on” someone for some stupid thing they did. We may have learned this from our siblings or our schoolmates, but learn it we did because, if we didn’t, we would…

“Cathedrals of the modern age” - Luca Zanier’s Power Book

May 20, 2014 - Zurich-based photographer Luca Zanier casts a look “behind the curtains” of the energy industry in Power Book, and the view is absolutely phenomenal.

SEEKING Historians and/or Crystal Ball gazers

May 10, 2014 - For EBMag’s special 50th anniversary issue (July 2014), I’m asking you to help us write an article on the past and future of innovation in the electrical industry. You can answer here in the Comments section, or email EBMag’s associate editor, Alyssa, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (You can…

Safety

RECALL: Peachtree Lighting recessed NON-IC type compact fluorescent luminaries

July 16, 2014 - Intertek is warning the public of a recall involving recessed NON-IC type downlight compact fluorescent luminaries manufactured by Peachtree Lighting, where the lights may overheat, causing the conductors to become brittle and the insulation to fall off.

RECALL: 14 Halco ProLED bulb models due to injury/burn risk (14-231)

July 16, 2014 - Halco Lighting Technologies is voluntarily recalling 14 ProLED bulb models used in recessed lights, as outdoor security lighting and in retail displays, as they can overheat and fall onto people below, posing impact and burn hazards.

Eaton Bussmann unveils Fuses Made Simple - Control Circuits program

June 27, 2014 - Eaton’s Bussmann business has launched the Fuses Made Simple - Control Circuits program, designed to eliminate guesswork in the selection and specification process of supplementary control circuit fuses by utilizing a colour-coding system.

Codes & Standards

UL distributing IEC and ISO standards in Canada

July 16, 2014 - The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has granted Underwriters Laboratories (UL) non-exclusive rights to distribute International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards in Canada.

IES publishes lighting design guides for roadways and toll plazas

July 15, 2014 - The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)—which claims to be the oldest and largest educational and scientific society in North America devoted to lighting—has published two new Design Guides for roadway lighting:

SCC building stronger Canadian presence in int’l standards

June 23, 2014 - To ensure Canada has a voice in international standards development, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) says it is investing over $1 million in 2014-2015 to send Canadian experts to attend committee meetings of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

NEMA publishes PB 1.1-2013, PB 2.1-2013 for panelboards and switchboards

June 18, 2104 - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI/NEMA PB 1.1-2013 General Instructions for Proper Handling, Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of Panelboards Rated 600 Volts or Less and ANSI/NEMA PB 2.1-2013 General Instructions for Proper Handling, Installation, Operation, and Maintenance Deadfront Distribution Switchboards Rated 600 Volts…

Energy & Power

BC Hydro’s largest infrastructure project since the 1980s kicks off

July 21, 2014 - Last week saw the official kick-off of the $1-billion upgrade of the John Hart Generating Station Replacement project which, according to British Columbia’s government, is the largest infrastructure project undertaken by BC Hydro since the 1980s, and will take five years to complete.

Wind farm fires “a big problem” and not “being fully reported”

July 17, 2014 - Research from Imperial College London, the University of Edinburgh and SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden suggests that incidents of wind turbines catching fire “are a big problem that is not currently being fully reported”.

SNC-Lavalin lands Manitoba Hydro contract for Keewatinoow Switchyard

July 16, 2014 - SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a contract by Manitoba Hydro to design and build the Keewatinoow 230kV AC Switchyard located 775 km northeast of Winnipeg. Valued at $112 million, this is the largest fixed-price engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract ever issued by Manitoba Hydro, it said.

Careers

EB CAREERS: Legend Power Lead Electrician, Electrical Operations, Toronto

July 11, 2014 - Legend Power Systems Inc. is a Canadian company that developed, manufactures and markets a device that saves electrical energy—the Harmonizer. Founded in 2001 and located in Burnaby, B.C., Legend has deployed a team of energy consultants to lead the commercial strategy in Toronto. The company currently…

Terex adds pre-test to The Edge course for insulating aerial devices

July 7, 2014 - Terex Utilities says it has updated The Edge online training course for insulating aerial devices to provide the most comprehensive, quality operator safety training available.

Global Training offers IR thermography courses and certification

July 3, 2014 - Global Training Solutions Inc. has announced the availability of infrared thermography e-learning training courses and certification for Level I, II and III for thermographers and NDT professionals.