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Volume 3 • Issue 12


Prevention is always better, and being proactive means being informed

Often, we live in an industrial or commercial environment without thinking about its support systems. Ilan Toledano tells us in this issue that we need to think about these systems before they stop working. How to know if lighting colour is warm or cold and adapt it to the needs of your customers? Find a quick guide here. Everyone talks about the Internet of Things as this evolving technology, like others, converges with existing technologies. The connectivity of objects will be unavoidable, so understand now how the systems communicate with each other. Good reading!

Line Goyette, Managing Editor


ABB new office ABB Opens New Office in Halifax
The new Halifax office is dedicated to providing engineering and project management services for ABB's participation in Emera's Maritime Link Project, which will allow clean, renewable electricity generated in Newfoundland and Labrador to be transmitted to Nova Scotia…
IMARK's newest member Union Lighting and Décor Signs Up as IMARK Canada's Newest Member
Founded in 1914, Union Lighting and Décor is both a retail and wholesale supplier of residential, commercial, and industrial products. Its IMARK membership gives it access to cost-effective marketing and sales development programs and resources, a forum in which member executives can network and share best practices, and more…
Pankaj Sardana New CEO Appointed for Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. and Envida Community
Pankaj Sardana has assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer of Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. and Envida Community Energy Inc., effective immediately…

Philips Ledalite FloatPlane LED
A sleek linear LED style within your budget

Philips Ledalite FloatPlane LED suspended and wall mount luminaires offer great performance in a sporty, low-profile design. FloatPlane's sleek minimalism (only 1.2"h x 8"w) blends seamlessly into your unique layout, and the distribution options of 70% up, 75% down and 100% down give you further flexibility. FloatPlane's astounding performance offers outputs up to 129 LPW. Now you can have the distinct energy savings of LED, with the affordability of fluorescent luminaries. Read More...


Inline Circulation Heaters Can Simplify Many Liquid Applications in Business

By Ilan Toledano
Circulation Heater and Controls Companies that rely on flowing liquids such as oils, water or natural gas often rely on overly-complicated systems to keep everything functioning properly. These companies don't worry about the systems being too complex until something goes wrong. Then the issue is a big deal, but it's often too late for the system to be modified, or the company is committed to their current solution. To help set up that simple setup originally, your company should consider relying on inline circulation heaters for oils, natural gas, water or any other solution that has to be kept at a constant temperature. The heaters are flexible and can heat liquids up to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit or much less depending on heating needs... Read More

Smart Grid

Utilities, Smart Grids, and the Convergence of IT and OT

Smart Grid Funding The goal for any utility that invests in smart grid technology is to attain higher efficiency and reliable performance. At the heart of this evolution is the convergence of operations technology (OT) and information technology (IT), which changes every aspect of a utility's operations. OT comprises the grid physical infrastructure assets and applications, and IT is the human interface that enables rapid and informed decision making. The convergence of IT and OT means bringing together applications and devices in new ways, and tying together systems that have primarily operated in isolation. Bringing the systems together introduces integration on a new scale... Read More


50 Shades of Light

Choosing the right lighting colour Blue, white, red, green, yellow, or gray? Choosing the right colour temperature for lighting installations can be every bit as complicated as choosing the perfect colour for the walls. Fortunately, Standard has the answers to your questions: What do the technical terms mean? What effect does each colour have on people? What kind of lighting is best for each room or space? Read More


Value of Building Permits Drops 9.8% in January

Total Value Of Permits Municipalities issued building permits worth $6.4 billion in January, a decline of 9.8% from the previous month. This decline, which followed a 7.7% increase in December, was largely due to lower construction intentions for multi-family dwellings in British Columbia and Ontario and, to a lesser extent, institutional buildings in Quebec and Alberta... Read More

Survey Says

Survey Says

Where Industrial Electricians Work — 2013-2015

Employment in manufacturing rose sharply in 2015, while employment in primary industries grew little or contracted…

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Peerless LACH3

Peerless LACH3 1×4, 2×2, 2×4 LED

Applying the most up-to-date LED technologies, Peerless' LACH3 1×4, 2×2, 2×4 LED is an efficient shallow, lensed troffer well suited to commercial office spaces, schools, hospitals or retail spaces…
Fluke Three Phase Power Loggers

Fluke 1736 and 1738 Three-Phase Power Loggers: Delivering Comprehensive Data to Optimize System Reliability, Savings

Fluke Corp.'s 1736 and 1738 Three-Phase Power Loggers automatically capture and log more than 500 power quality parameters to give technicians and engineers more visibility into the data needed to make better power quality and energy consumption decisions...

From Our Last Issue

From Our Last Issue
  • Equal Billing? What Does Your Industry Say About You?
    As we celebrated International Women's Day on March 8, it seems appropriate to look at how well women are working in Canada. Women make up a vital part of the economy, yet they are under-represented in many sectors, professions, trades and technical jobs, and their work is rarely valued at the same level as men's work. Electricity Human Resources Canada recently spoke to women in the electricity sector to get their perspective on the top three greatest challenges they face. We also asked for their thoughts on how employers could demonstrate their commitment to attracting, recruiting and retaining women. Here's what they told us...

  • Transformer Short Circuit Considerations
    Short circuits or faults can and do occur on electric power and distribution systems. When a fault occurs on the load side of a transformer, the fault current will pass through the transformer. As components on these systems, transformers need to be able to withstand it. Fault currents flowing through transformers are significantly higher than the rated currents of the transformers...

  • Liteline Corporation — As Luck and Ingenuity Would Have It
    The beginnings of a successful company are often the result of a happy confluence of circumstances where intuition, knowledge, economic or social factors and, it must be said, a certain amount of luck all come together. I have met several members of the Silverstein family on various occasions, and each time I have seen a fire burning in their eyes — a fire of passion and pleasure. Here, work, family and leisure are interrelated, and after meeting president Steve Silverstein I might even add that it could be genetic. Three children, Daniel, Mark and Sarah, are actively involved in the business their parents founded in 1979, but it's Mark, VP Sales and Marketing, who tells me the story that brought me to their facility. Steve will join us during the visit, part of which takes place around the old family dining table, around which the family still gathers. But instead of sharing meals, they now share business plans and goals for the future...

  • GDP Rises 0.2% in December
    Real gross domestic product grew 0.2% in December, after rising 0.3% in November. Manufacturing and wholesale trade increased, while retail trade, mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction as well as utilities posted notable declines…



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