Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Michelle BraniganThe energy industry is now in the midst of transformative change. Many Canadian electrical assets are approaching the end of life, and there is a need to refurbish or replace much of the system.

CSA GroupNow in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and changes to better help electrical workers in the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and create safer electrical installations.

Survey SaysAmong six job types, journeyman linemen and powerline technicians are the highest paid power distribution workers in Canada, followed closely by linemen.

EconomyReal gross domestic product (GDP) edged down 0.1% in August, after being essentially unchanged in July.

OPUSOpus Automation, founded in 1998 and based in Ancaster, Ontario, provides robotic and automation solutions throughout Canada and the USA.

Strasborough 1The appearance of one of Europe's most important cathedrals has been transformed with an extraordinary new lighting design from Lumenpulse that uses 400 luminaires.

Bill BurrIn this article: Section 60 — Electrical Communications Systems. Rule 60-000 states that this is a supplementary or amendatory section of the code and applies to the installation of communication systems that carry audio, video, or data information and supervision or control signals...

Survey SaysThe increase in hourly rate for electrical contractors increases substantially from small companies to those with over 600 employees.

SchneiderPart 1 of this 4-part series introduced ways in which increasing digitization might improve plant operations.

EnmaxEnmax Power Corporation, an Alberta-based utility, was facing more frequent and longer power interruptions, causing its reliability rating from the Canadian Electricity Association to slide toward the third quartile.

Changing Scene

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  Industry 4.0 scenarios such as Predictive Maintenance are based on the provision of data ...
  Schneider Electric has committed to sourcing 100 per cent renewable electricity and ...
  Smart lighting start-up Gooee, the ‘data brain’ for building activity, has ...
John Sencich will be retiring on February 23, 2018. John has been an esteemed member of Thomas ...
  Prysmian Group and General Cable Corporation have announced that they have entered into a ...

Schneider Electric

For the eighth year in a row, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, participated as a proud sponsor in the 17th annual Tremblant 24h. With support from family, friends, employees, and the company, Schneider Electric Canada employees raised funds and presented a cheque for $101,840 to support local children’s causes. 

The company was one of 366 teams participating in this year’s events, which took place December 8 to 10 in Mont-Tremblant, Québec.

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EFCElectro‐Federation Canada (EFC) and Cámara Nacional de Manufacturas Eléctricas (CANAME) of Mexico, have submitted joint recommendations to their respective governments to safeguard future trade in North America.

The recommendations call on the strong need for governments to retain, modernize and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in order to increase market access, reduce business costs and improve global competitiveness.

Read more: EFC NAFTA Recommendations...

 

Codes and Regulations Brought to You by the CSA Group

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In this article: Section 58 — Passenger Ropeways and Similar Equipment. Rule 58-000 ...
  Unauthorized CSA Group certification marks have been found on wiring by Triumph Cable ...
In this article: Section 52 — Diagnostic imaging installations. The CE code is a ...
In this article: Section 46 — Emergency Power Supply, Unit Equipment, Exit Signs, and ...
  In this article: Section 44 — Theatre Installations. The CE Code is a ...
CSA has published C22.2 No. 60947-7-3, the harmonized standard for low-voltage switchgear and ...
  Electric welders. The CE Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem ...
  In this article: Section 40 — Electric cranes and hoists. The CE Code is a ...

CSA

Now in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and changes to better help electrical workers in the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and create safer electrical installations.

This edition features important revisions to many sections. For example, Section 26 now mandates the use of tamper-resistant receptacles in additional areas where children may be present. Section 62 now requires ground fault circuit interrupter protection for heating devices and controls in proximity to tubs, sinks, and shower stalls. Section 10 has been updated, reorganized, and significantly reduced in length.

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Tools for the Trade

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  IDEAL Industries has introduced Combination Drill Taps to its tool lineup. Combining the ...
  Stripping and crimping device, 100 - 240 V input voltage, for insulated ferrules with a ...
Professional all-in-one cutter/stripper for coaxial and twisted pair cables     ...
  Klein Tools' Coax Explorrer 2 tests coaxial cable and maps up to 4 locations   ...
  Ideal Industries' T-14 wire stripper s are ideal for all professionals working within the ...
  The ATS850 conveyor eliminates all types of electro static discharge requirements. ...
  Lorik Tool & Automation has the experience and ability to manufacture a variety of ...
  Ideal Industries' 26 piece insulated Journeyman kit is ideal for new electricians or for ...
  Klein Tools Deluxe Fish Rod Set comes in 19 pieces that when assembled can fish wire and ...
  BendWorks Software was designed to help electrical contractors adopt this new process ...

Product News

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  Stanpro's VTS4 luminaire is IK08 rated, demonstrating resistance against robust impacts ...
  There’s nothing more important than sleep. And it all starts with creating the ...
  This decorative piece is ideal for the house or large spaces and offers good balance ...
  The NATA provides general lighting while seamlessly blending within the designed ...
  The Sicura remote series offers remote emergency lighting that is designed to perform in ...
  The Lumca LU-WP is an uplight LED with type III distribution for wall wash applications ...
  The Contour Floor is a revealing open framed floor standing luminaire that capture their ...
  The Pola Box Duo is a ceiling surface mounted luminaire with independent heads which ...
  The ASE DS series of sensors and controllers provide a balance between price, ...
  The PAS4000 software platform completes the PSS 4000 automation system – and ...

 

Peers & Profiles

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David Johns is a unique and dedicated individual both at home and in the workplace. At home he is a ...
    Sean Freeman is a vibrant, enthusiastic and selfless individual who has taken his ...
  Automation companies are drivers of innovation, and have penetrated near every industry ...
Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts ...
Andrew MacLeod is a territory sales manager with Leviton Manufacturing of Canada in British ...
  Floyd Lau founded Amptek Technologies in 2002 as an end to end engineering design ...
Mike Marsh, President and CEO of SaskPower, has been a leading figure in Saskatchewan’s ...
Gordon MacDonald is a cheerful, driven individual who loves to be challenged, a trait that suits ...
  Most of us have a difficult enough time managing one job and a home life. However, some ...
  Since 2012 Barnstormer has advanced the abilities of their brewery with the installation ...

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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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