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Top 7 tips for a successful fire alarm system installation

Whether it’s a restaurant, school or high-rise condo, here are some basic things that all electrical contractors can do to make their lives a little easier when it comes to fire alarm systems.

Techspan Industries’s Sean Dunnigan promoted to VP Operations, Fusetek division

Following the acquisition of Fusetek, Techspan Industries Inc. recently announced Sean Dunnigan is being promoted to the VP Operations, Fusetek Division.

Transformer installations and Section 26 • Code File, June 2018

For the first time in the CE Code (2018 ed.), a unit substation is defined as an integrated unit consisting of one or more transformers, disconnecting means, overcorrect devices and other associated equipment.

Alberta Electrical Inspectors announce upcoming solar workshops

These seven-hour workshops will provide Group A Electrical Safety Codes Officers (Electrical Inspectors) with the 2015 and 2018 Canadian Electrical Code updates for solar electricity and will include inspector’s checklists.

Code Conundrum June 2018 • Ray Yousef

Tackle June 2018's Code Conundrum...if you dare!
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Electrical Business Magazine names new editor

Electrical Business Magazine has hired a new editor, Peter Saunders. He stepped into the role on July 30 and succeeds Anthony Capkun, the magazine’s editor for nearly 14 years, who was recently promoted to associate publisher. » Read full article
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TE’s Flex Grip wire connectors enable “fast, flexible and easy wire termination”

The connectors accommodate solid and stranded wires between 24 and 14 AWG (0.2-4.00 mm2) and feature an operating lever that allows releasable and reworkable wire termination. » Read full article

Rittal launches new push-in conductor connection clamps

The company says the push-in conductor connection clamp reduces potential defects, such as incorrect compression/torques or clamp loosening. » Read full article
Hubbell Lighting

Hubbell Lighting introduces SpectraSync colour temperature tuning technology

SpectraSync-enabled luminaires are available in three technologies for control of indoor spaces: dim to warm (2200K-3000K), tunable white (2700K-5000K, 2700K-6500K) and scheduled white (2700K-5000K, 2700K-6500K). » Read full article

IAEI Canadian Section Convention and Tradeshow

Date & Location: September 5 - 7 • Saskatoon, Sask.
Info: The International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) Prairie Chapter, in partnership with ECAS, is hosting the 2018 IAEI Canadian Section Convention. The event will feature numerous training and networking opportunities, as well as a tradeshow for product displays from sponsors, wholesalers, approval agencies and distributors.
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Electric Elle Golf Tournament

Date & Location: September 11 • King City, Ont.
Info: The 6th annual Electric Elle golf tournament for women working in the electrical industry has been scheduled. The annual event is open to women working in all areas of the electrical industry (e.g. distribution, manufacturing, contracting). What’s best, you don’t need to have any golfing experience to participate.
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CANEW 2018 • Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop

Date & Location: September 23 - 28 • Lethbridge, Alta.
Info: The Canadian Airports Electrical Association (CAEA) Is hosting the 2018 Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop (CANEW), along with its co-host, the Lethbridge Airport, at The Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre. The tradeshow will be held September 26. Presentations will include subjects related to operating and maintaining airport building electrical systems, airfield electrical infrastructure, energy management and renewable energy systems.
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PCIC 2018 • 65th IEEE Petroleum & Chemical Industry Committee Conference

Dates & Locations: September 24-26 • Cincinnati, Ohio
Info: The largest industry conference for the IEEE Petroleum & Chemical Industry Committee (IEEE-PCIC) is being held in September. PCIC provides an international forum for the exchange of electrical applications technology related to the petroleum and chemical industry, and will cover electrical applications, safety and related technology. It is highly regarded for providing top-quality papers on a variety of relevant subjects aimed at the electrical industry, says IEEE.
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