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The importance of search and find

The classification of hazardous locations not described in Section 20 of the CE Code or the Code for Electrical Installations at Oil and Gas Facilities should be performed by a qualified person. Due to the dangerous nature of these locations, it is essential to involve the right people in classifying them so that appropriate measures can be taken to reduce the risk of fire and explosions. Inspectors responsible for reviewing plans and inspecting these facilities need to know when during an installation wiring methods should be amended to respect rules established by the Code. We talk about this in the current issue and we also see the importance that these tasks have in a typical day's work of electrical contractors. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor, Electrical Industry Newsweek



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Schneider Electric is pleased to announce the release of the innovative Surgelogic SurgeLoc, a new line of commercial surge that provides advanced power and equipment protection for Square D™ NQ panelboards. Engineered with input from contractors and specifiers, the innovative SurgeLoc device from Schneider Electric™ has revolutionized commercial surge protection. Read More


Classifying Hazardous Locations, Flammable Gases and Vapours

By Pierre McDonald
Inspectors who review drawings and inspect installations in areas where flammable gases and vapours are or could be present require a good understanding of the extent of those areas as defined within the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1 (CE Code). Certain installations such as gasoline dispensing stations and service stations are common and provide a certain degree of uniformity in the installation. While hazardous locations also include areas where combustible dusts, electrically conductive combustible dusts, fibres and flyings are or may be present, this article will focus only on those installations where flammable gases and vapours are or could be present. Read More


AddÉnergie Celebrates 5-year Milestone

AddÉnergie now manages an installed base of nearly 650 Level 2 charging stations in Quebec, Ontario, BC, and New Brunswick, serving 3,000 consumers. These early adopters of electric vehicles generate 4,500 charges per month at AddÉnergie stations. As the number of plug-in electric vehicles grows, AddÉnergie expects to reach a further milestone of 1000 charging stations sometime this year. Among AddÉnergie customers are 125 private companies and public organizations with AddÉnergie charging stations for their public and private parking spaces. Read More


Ontario Business Owners Must Provide Mandatory Health & Safety Awareness Training by July 1

All Ontario workplaces under the Occupational Health and Safety Act have until July 1 to provide workers and supervisors with basic health and safety awareness training as defined by the Ministry of Labour. These "new" training requirements are intended to help employers meet their existing health and safety obligations, rather than impose new obligations. If you're already compliant with your obligations under the act and have records to prove it, your workers and supervisors won't have to "re-take" the training. Read More


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