Featured Articles

rss
  • Understand Your Needs When Choosing Temporary Power Equipment

    When we think of generators, we’re often thinking about either emergency or prime power applications. These uses generally require equipment that can run for a long duration and provide electricity to support a broad range of facility needs – and the equipment stays put, once it’s installed. But generators also are used in more portable applications, at construction sites, outdoor entertainment venues and to power TV and film production.

    Read more
  • Temporary Power and Tier 4 Regulations: Understanding the Rules

    Perhaps you, like me, are old enough to remember that smoky smell of the exhaust from diesel engines in city buses, freight trucks and onsite generators. In major urban centers, that exhaust could create a smoggy haze that actually turned the sky gray. The emissions standards that have largely eliminated diesel-exhaust pollutants now have made their way down to temporary power systems, making for cleaner power and requiring some operational changes users need to understand.

    Read more
  • New Salisbury Face Shield Offers Full Color Recognition through Nanotech

    One of the most dangerous conditions electrical workers can face in the field is arc flash.

    Salisbury by Honeywell has recently introduced new personal protective equipment (PPE) that uses nanotechnology to improve arc flash safety gear.

    Read more
  • Gardner Bender Offers New Locknut Wrench; Hand Tools with Onboard Voltage Detection

    Electricians and contractors frustrated by finding just the right wrench to loosen a locknut now have an easy answer — add the new Gardner Bender Locknut Wrench (LNW) in any of three sizes from 1/2-inch (LNW-500) to 3/4-inch (LNW-750) and full 1-inch (LNW-1000) diameters.

    Read more
  • Energy Efficient Warehouse Lighting

    Over the past 3 decades as an electrician (and more as a warehouse worker), I've seen a lot of lighting schemes. And I've watched in interest as lighting has evolved from bare incandescent bulbs and HID lamp to modern LED luminaires.

    Back in the day, incandescent lighting produced a lot of shadows... and heat. It was the nature of the beast, unfortunately. Not to mention that most of the money spent on lighting energy was more or less wasted on heat, not light.

    Read more
  • Specifying Flexible Conduit with Extreme Temperatures in Mind

    Introduction
    Most electrical wiring and conduits operate within a “comfortable” range of operating temperatures, but there are also many others that experience either extremely low or high temperatures or both. All of these cases require conduits specially designed to deliver their rated performance, including flexibility and protection, under conditions beyond those of standard types.

    Read more