Systems

 

 

Integrated electrical and low-voltage systems of all types—inside and outside a building—encompass the range of work that electrical contractors do. The articles in this section highlight different types of work, from security, fire and life safety, to traditional electrical power and distribution, to lighting, cabling and more. 

As I have described in the previous few columns, splicing fibers is fairly easy. If the installer cleans and cleaves the fibers properly, the machine does the rest. However, the installer’s job is not over at that point.


Industrial firms and contractors stand to benefit from emerging innovations in remote-monitoring technology.

When people send in data from a power quality monitor to be reviewed, some common questions include “Is my site normal?” and “Does this data look OK to operate my facility?” Such questions usually get the same ambiguous answer: “It depends.” The quality of electric power as supplied and how much is

When it comes to systems integration, intrusion detectors and sensors are the ties that bind.

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Important Progress for LAN Performance Standards

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) may only hold three meetings a year, but it does get plenty of significant work done.


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Ground-Fault Protection Systems for Services

Ground-fault sensing and relaying equipment is intended for use in power distribution systems rated at 600V maximum and are considered to be equipment protection devices, not personal protection devices.


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The Return of Radio

Wireless in 2004 and beyond is defined by innovative applications Wireless has gone beyond the realm of simple remote control. Now, wireless is always a part of the majority of the systems, services and products we use.


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Face-to-face Communication

Videoconferencing allows visual contact without travel Who could have predicted that one day we could all instantly communicate no matter where we were, no matter what we were doing?


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Understanding OTDRs

They can be useful—but only if used correctly There are two distinctly different fiber optic applications: premises cabling and outside plant (OSP) cabling. Premises cabling deals primarily with short multimode cables in buildings or between buildings in a campus.


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Redundant Grounding in Patient Care Areas
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Redundantly grounding all electrical equipment in a patient care area has provided one of the most critical pieces of a very complex puzzle involving patient protection.


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The Proliferation of Wireless Networking

Wireless networking is a growing segment of the voice/data/video (VDV) market offering a great deal of opportunity for the electrical contracting firm.


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