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Retain Rather than Retrain

Retain Rather than Retrain

People with experience have presumably learned the best ways of doing things. We might refer to a dumb mistake as “A greenie mistake” but we never say a person made a mistake because of having too much experience or because of understanding the job so well. What happens when your experienced people leave? Those people […]

More Light From the Same Lights

More Light From the Same Lights

A few weeks into his new job, a plant engineer decided act on his feeling that lighting in production areas was insufficient. Things just seemed too dark to him. He asked his electrical engineer to bring in a lighting consultant to conduct a lighting survey. The results confirmed what the plant engineer had suspected all […]

Preventing Common Electrical Hazards, Part 2

Preventing Common Electrical Hazards, Part 2

Hardhats are typically provided by the employer and typically bear the employer’s emblem or insignia. An employer of electrical workers must ensure hardhats issued to those workers are rated for electrical work. Hardhats rated for electrical work serve the basic hardhat functions and more. Two of the basic functions: l  Identify the worker. At a […]

Branch-Circuit Conductors for Hermetic Motors

Branch-Circuit Conductors for Hermetic Motors

Part IV of Article 440 provides the requirements for branch-circuit conductors used with hermetic motors. These requirements are intended to be used as a companion to the requirements in Article 310. That means your design basis is Article 310, but you will refer to Article 440 for amendments and additions to the Article 310 requirements. […]

Talking About Lighting Upgrades

Talking About Lighting Upgrades

No doubt, LED technology has moved lighting to a whole new level. But it’s not true that “lighting upgrade” automatically means conversion to LED. When your potential customers think that it does, the price tag can cause them to scale back or simply not do the upgrade. You need to refocus your customers on the […]