August 2023

Electrical Construction & Maintenance: Volume 122, Issue 8
Photo 2. The NEC Sec. 110.7, Wiring Integrity, requires “completed wiring installations shall be free from short circuits, ground faults, or any connections to ground other than as required or permitted elsewhere in this Code.” Before installation of load side conductors into this 200A disconnect, the line side conductors are tested to ensure no ground faults exist. Load side conductors will be tested after installation.

Measuring Insulation Resistance the Right Way

Aug. 11, 2023
How this maintenance practice can reduce costs/downtime and create an electrically safe work condition
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Photo 1. An arc flash can generate an electric arc with a temperature of 35,000ºF.

Assessing Circuit Breaker Condition and Arc Flash Safety

Aug. 11, 2023
Best practices for identifying and reducing arc flash incident risk in the field
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Making Sure You Stay on the Safe Side of Electrical Maintenance

Aug. 10, 2023
This issue takes a look at some of the most important aspects of electrical maintenance such as preventive maintenance best practices and checklists, safety considerations for...
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2023 EC&M Product of the Year: UPS Produces More Power in a Compact Footprint

Aug. 10, 2023
ABB’s MegaFlex UL wins the Platinum award in the 2023 EC&M Product of the Year competition.
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Preventive Measures for UPS Systems

Aug. 10, 2023
This case study reveals how to prevent costly shutdowns and lost production.

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Facility Solutions, Austin, Texas (#64 on EW’s ranking), expects Netflix’s plans to redevelop the Fort Monmouth, N.J., campus into a major film studio to provide business in the coming years. According to a Netflix press release, the first phase of the project will include the construction of 12 soundstages that will range in size from 15,000 sq ft to 40,000 sq ft each with a maximum build out of 480,000 sq ft.

2023’s Largest Electrical Distributors

Aug. 10, 2023
Despite concerns over a recession, most of 2023’s Top 150 distributors expect to power through the uncertain economic climate and log increased revenues this year.
Photo 1. This bearing was relubricated with an excessive quantity of grease.

Best Practices for Electric Motor Bearing Relubrication

Aug. 10, 2023
Optimize the lifetime and performance of machines through proper relubrication frequency and quantity.
Fig. 1. A motor branch-circuit OCPD must be able to carry the motor’s starting current.

NEC Requirements for Motors – Part 2 of 2

Aug. 9, 2023
Do you know how to protect motors and related equipment from overcurrent and ground faults?
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Illustrated Catastrophes: A Creative Wiring Solution

July 25, 2023
See the latest Code violations from NEC Consultant Russ LeBlanc.
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What's Wrong Here? Hint: A Five-For-One Special

July 25, 2023
Can you spot the Code violation in this photo?
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Practically Speaking: Panelboard Versus Panelboard Enclosure

July 25, 2023
Should labels really be installed on the panelboard itself?