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Prefabrication Adds Power to Electrical Contractors’ Installation Work

Arlington Industries, Inc.

Prefabrication Adds Power to Electrical Contractors’ Installation Work

Electrical contracting is, by its nature, a bespoke profession – that is, every installation features its own unique design quirks requiring customization. At the same time, though, contractors also now are often dealing with the need to do more with fewer workers. As a result, prefabrication is becoming a bigger part of many companies’ operations.
Planning for Consumer Solar Energy Installations

Bridgeport Fittings, Inc.

Planning for Consumer Solar Energy Installations

Alternative energy sources— green, clean solar and wind power—certainly get a lot of “air time” of late. (Pun intended.)

Of course, water power has been around a long time. And still is for power generation on a large scale. But it’s not so convenient for single user electrical supply, or even most municipalities.
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Simple Strategies to Reduce Energy

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Simple Strategies to Reduce Energy

In new construction, sustainable building practices are becoming the norm. But even in existing buildings, simple strategies can be implemented quickly and easily to address inefficiencies, reduce energy use, improve comfort, and enhance productivity in the space.
Less Work to Meet Safety Requirements

Legrand/Pass & Seymour

Less Work to Meet Safety Requirements

Some facilities are changing their requirements for motor and appliance installations. This could be due to OSHA Lock-out and Tag-out requirements or NFPA 70E. The change is toward using pin and sleeve devices instead of having a hard-wired installation.

Safety requirements often have the maintenance person checking for the absence of voltage before touching. The rules are quite specific and are enforced by OSHA.
Bonding vs. Grounding: A Primer

Arlington Industries, Inc.

Bonding vs. Grounding: A Primer

Bonding and grounding are simple concepts, but, unfortunately, they’re also easily confused with each other. Definitions of one term often get wrapped up in the definitions of the other, and, before long, one can begin thinking the words are interchangeable.

“Grounding” refers to the creation of a path from electrical equipment to the earth. It is intended to protect equipment and help prevent fires that might occur due to high voltages resulting from lightning strikes, line surges or unintended contact with higher-voltage lines.
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