Shopping for security products involves a world of possibilities. There are online resources and distributors with brick and mortar stores and mobile apps to speed up the process. Price is fairly standard across the board, barring any volume or project discounts.
Lighting technology has become smarter and easier to integrate wirelessly with other systems. The vanguard of lighting technology, LEDs are brighter, cooler, cost efficient and sustainable with a lower carbon footprint.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), about 160 million lamps operated in the building exterior, parking area and roadway lighting markets in 2010. Building exterior made up 39 percent of these lamps, parking 33 percent and roadway 28 percent.
Just as building intelligence systems draw information about a building’s environment to help manage the facility’s efficiency and comfort, a low-cost sensor system is piggybacking on that trend, and it offers new opportunities for contractors.
While the Maryland state legislature debates whether or not to extend the EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency program, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released multiple studies encouraging it to continue.
In January, the National Energy Board (NEB) of Canada announced that it has approved the Lake Erie Connector Project, a 117-kilometer (km) international transmission line that will connect Ontario with Pennsylvania, running under Lake Erie.
The Powering America Team is helping transform the Milwaukee skyline. With the new Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons, comparisons are being drawn to another nearby metropolis more well-known for its tall buildings.
This article provides a review of the significant changes to the rules for healthcare facilities contained in Chapter 5, Special Occupancies, in the 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC).
517.2 Governing Body of Health Care Facilities
Jim Dollard has an extensive background in codes and standards. If you have a query about the National Electrical Code (NEC), Jim will help you solve it. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Answers are based on the 2017 NEC.
Auxiliary grounding electrodes
During the past couple of months, I have had questions about whether a chase nipple, a raceway (conduit) nipple or a hub can be used to enter into panelboards, load centers, switchboards, switchgear, motor control centers and substations as transitions from cable trays into enclosures.
Hioki's PW3360-21 power demand analyzer supports single to three-phase, 4-wire circuits. It measures up to 780V with a 1,000V display range and up to three single-phase, 2-wire circuits in the... READ MORE
Flir’s Exx-Series Wi-Fi-enabled thermal imaging camera features intelligent interchangeable lenses, laser-assisted autofocus modes, area measurement functionality and a 4-in. touchscreen. It can also preform laser distance measurement with autofocus. It... READ MORE
AFL’s FlexScan optical time-domain reflectometer allows users to troubleshoot PON and point-to-point optical networks or fully characterize newly installed or repaired networks. After applying industry-standard or user-set pass/fail criteria, the... READ MORE
Sonel’s MIC-5010 insulation resistance tester measures up to 15 TΩ and continually indicates the measured insulation resistance or leakage current. It beeps at 5-second intervals to time the testing process... READ MORE
Ideal’s 61-521 phase and motor rotation meter is designed for use on equipment up to 600V. It has three troubleshooting functions: indicating three-phase sequence, indicating motor rotation and checking for... READ MORE
Megger’s MPQ2000 portable, three-phase power quality analyzer provides rms data, waveforms, demand data, phase angles, harmonics, unbalance, flicker and more in scope mode and DVM mode. Data can be viewed... READ MORE
Southwire Tools’ 23090T MaintenancePro Smart 1,000A clamp meter, used with the MApp mobile app, allows users to view readings, set up recording sessions and assemble complete reports right from a... READ MORE
Greenlee Textron's semiconductive cable-scoring tool strips underground primary distribution cable barriers. The concealed blade actuates around the cable, rotating clockwise for a spiral cut and counterclockwise for a ring cut.... READ MORE
Advanced’s Axis AX modular command centers can be configured for master control or for multiple peer-to-peer command center control. Features include a fail-safe operation if loss of master command center... READ MORE
Jeff Gavin, LEED Green Associate, is the owner of Gavo Communications, a sustainability-focused marketing services firm serving the energy and construction industries. He can be reached at email@example.com.