Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

ConvectairHigh-performance electric heating products manufacturer and distributor Convectair recently hosted the first meeting of its new “Watchful Home” community of interest.

AlectraA $750,000 investment over five years from Alectra Inc. will provide students at Georgian College’s Barrie, Ontario campus with a state-of-the-art facility for changemaking research, innovation and commercialization opportunities.

NexansNexans has completed a six-year project to design, manufacture, supply and install approximately 100 km of subsea high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable and accessories for Nalcor Energy’s Strait of Belle Isle Marine Cable Crossing in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

ECAOThe deadline to submit a nomination for this year’s R. H. (Hugh) Carroll Award, created in 1999 by the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario, is May 31, 2018.

NEMASimilar to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) guides on evaluating water-, fire-, and heat-damaged electrical equipment, a new guide on evaluating earthquake- damaged electrical equipment is anticipated to be published later this year.

IOTIf you’re involved in the engineering or installation of technology or low-voltage related systems...

TroubleshootingThe Lighting Controls Association (LCA) has published guidance on troubleshooting networked lighting control systems.

EmpoweringLed by Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC), Empowering Futures will create up to 1,000 new work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities in electricity over three years.

FortisBCFortisBC has issued a cheque for $44,660 to cover the costs, in advance, of completing the city’s second phase of street lighting upgrades, reports Sheri Regnier in the Trail Times.

OmronFor more than 20 years, Omron Canada Inc. has been helping Georgian College students to learn manufacturing processes on the latest industry equipment.

 Electrician Forum Brought to You by Schneider Electric             

The Electrician Forum is a monthly column that provides valuable information to electricians and electrical contractors on current industry trends and concerns. 

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In this issue: 

Quite simply put if you feel that job site costing and quote development are a lot of work, you are right! To properly assess a job and estimate the required work time, product costs and various other expenses can take more time than is often feasible for a small company. You need to be spending your time completing projects, which can become difficult if you are spending your hours doing cost analysis. We learned this first hand in last month’s edition of the Electrician Forum when Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric discussed the balance required to own and operate an electrical contracting company.

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Watch a portion of the interview conducted by Electrical Industry Canada with Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric

 

Fluke Hammon Healy

As our population grows and consumers continue to rely on technology for both essentials and comfort, the need for power quality has become vital. Fluke is a leader in this field, offering power quality training seminars, as well as employing power quality specialists with years of industry experience.

This month’s personal profile is a double feature of two of Fluke’s senior power quality specialists, Hilton Hammond and Frank Healy.

Hilton Hammond has been with Fluke since 1995, and in 2013 moved into his current position as Power Quality Business Unit Manager. He has a deep and thorough knowledge of power quality and related electrical instrumentation. 

Frank Healy, Power Quality Product Marketing Manager at Fluke since 2006, has been in the industry for well over three decades. He globally manages Fluke’s power quality products, including measuring instruments and precision power analyzers.

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 Sean Freeman

Sean Freeman is a vibrant, enthusiastic and selfless individual who has taken his trade expertise beyond that of a simple career. Not only is he a Master Electrician but he has traveled around the world as an electrical technician delegate with the Red Cross Emergency Response Unit. His skills are a vital part of emergency response and disaster relief.

In 2013 Sean responded to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. In 2014 Sean spent almost a month in Kenema, Sierra Leone working at the Ebola Treatment Centre. There he was responsible for ensuring electricity and clean water were available, and worked to strengthen the infrastructure of the facility. 

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