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Cool Tools: Thermal Imagers
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Thermal imaging technology that employs infrared (IR) cameras to detect and measure heat has many applications across a wide range of industries.

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Just Breathe
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 5 million U.S. workers are required to wear respirators. For linemen and wiremen, respirators protect against environments with insufficient oxygen levels, harmful airborne dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors and sprays.

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Dangerous Ground
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An arc-flash study should not be thought of simply as an item that needs to be checked off the list. However, many people still view it this way.

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Secrets Of Anaerobic Adhesives
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I suspect that the idea of employing anaerobic adhesives for fiber optics came from someone using Krazy Glue or the two-part adhesive made to fix a car’s rearview mirror after it fell off in the hot summer sun.

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The Soft Tools
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At a recent gathering of fire alarm industry friends, we found ourselves lamenting that, even though we felt confident that NFPA 72 2013, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, provided very good guidance for designers, installers and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), we still find new instal

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Thomas & Betts
FLIR Systems, Inc.