Quizzes

Systems
By Thomas P. Hammerberg
How well do you know the application, design and installation factors for audible fire alarm notification appliances? These are some details that should be known for a more effective fire alarm.
National Electrical Code
By Michael Johnston
In my May Code Comments column, I wrote about the NEC and NFPA 70E definitions of a “qualified person.” Test your memory and your knowledge of this NEC term in the quiz below.
Safety
By Wesley L. Wheeler
May is Electrical Safety Month. How well do you know the standards and regulations that keep you safe on the job? To access resources and informational videos related to consumer and workplace electrical safety developed by the Electrical Safety Foundation International, visit ESFI’s website at esfi.org.
Cabling
By Jim Hayes
My previous quiz focused on power meters and how they are used to make basic measurements. To measure loss, you need a test source in addition to a power meter. Are you familiar with the sources used for fiber optic testing? More information on optical power can be found in the Fiber Optics Association Guide at www.thefoa.org/tech/ref/testing/test/power.html.
National Electrical Code
By Michael Johnston
Test your knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC).
Systems
By Thomas P. Hammerberg
Test your knowledge of the application, installation and testing of fire alarm initiating devices.
Safety
By Wesley L. Wheeler
Working safely with cabling and cords in the electrical industry is a priority for all workers. OSHA has specific requirements for this. Whether it is temporary power cords or permanently installed cables, safety is a must for everyone.
Cabling
By Jim Hayes
Most fiber optic techs are familiar with optical loss test sets, and many use optical time-domain reflectometers, but power meters may not be familiar to all of them. Are you knowledgeable about this instrument?
National Electrical Code
By Michael Johnston
Test your knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC).
Systems
By Thomas P. Hammerberg
Building and fire codes provide the “when” and “where” of how fire alarm systems are installed. How well do you know the fire alarm requirements of the 2018 International Building Code (IBC)? Here is your opportunity to find out.