Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Mar 20, 2019

MCEEMCEE’s New Product Competition highlights the commitment to efficiency, conservation and innovation of the electrical, HVACR, plumbing, hydronics, and lighting industry. Check out the finalists online and at the MCEE trade show, taking place April 24-25 in Montreal.

The two-day event is Canada’s largest expo for the combined industry, featuring more than 400 exhibitors and attracting thousands of industry buyers and decision-makers. More than 80 new products in 13 categories will be on display in the New Product Showcase.


Here are the competition finalists.

Residential, commercial and institutional electrical products

    • IZOBOX — Cover for Outside Receptacle
    • Legrand — Outdoor Ground Box
    • Thermolec — DCC-9-BOX Energy Management System

Industrial electrical products

    • I-Gard Corporation — DSP-ADM Arc Flash Detection Module
    • Richards Manufacturing (with 3M Canada) — Cold Shrink Hammerhead Electrical Connector
    • Swep International AB — T-Reg Thermoregulator

Forced air heating and/or air conditioning products

    • Daikin Industries — VRV Aurora Air to Air Heat Pump
    • Data Aire — gPod Climate Control Appliance
    • Direct air — Magic Box Air to Air Heat Pump
    • Mitsubishi Electric — HVRF - VRF Hybrid Air to Water Heat Pump

Hydronic heating and/or air conditioning products

    • IBC Technologies — SL Series G3 Condensing Boiler
    • Nimbus Advanced Process Cooling — VIRGA Hybrid Adiabatic Cooling System
    • Riello — Array Condensing Boiler


Hydronic heating and/or air conditioning components

    • Refco Mfg — GOBI II & Combi Universal Condensate Pumps
    • Smardt (with Enertrak) — Hi-Lift Chiller
    • Taco Comfort Solutions Canada — Taco - 0018e Recirculating Pump With Bluetooth


Forced air heating and/or ventilation and/or conditioning components


    • Aeroseal — Aeroseal Duct Sealant
    • Blauberg — VENTO Expert A50-1 S Pro Ductless Heat Recovery Ventilator
    • Les industries Dettson — Smart Zoning System

Water heaters (domestic water, space heating, and combo)


    • Rheem Canada — Professional Prestige Combination Boiler
    • Rheem Canada — Tankless Water heater
    • Viessmann Manufacturing Company — Vitotrans 300, S3HA - D3HA Indirect Water Heater

Plumbing products and faucets

    • Alt (with AD Waters) — ThermOne Thermostatic Mixing Valve
    • Delta Faucet — Solar Electronic Flush Valve & Solar Eletronic Lavatory Faucet
    • Franke Kindred Canada — Ozo-flo Clinical Hand Wash faucet

Pipes, backflow preventers, cisterns and accessories


    • GROHE — Sense & Sense Guard Water Leak Detection System
    • Rectorseal — Check-Flo Backwater Valve
    • RWC Canada — StreamLabs (Monitor and Control) Water Leak Detection System

Sinopé Technologies — Sedna5 Water Leak Detection System

Protective tools, hardware and equipment


    • Flir Systems — Flir CM275 Thermal imaging clamp meter
    • Fluke Corporation — T6-1000 Electrical Tester
    • Idéal Industries — Securitest IP Installation and troubleshooting tester for camera system

Software, controls and related components

    • EV sens (with Contact Délage) — EVA Electrical Measurement System
    • HBX Controls Systems — SensorLinx Btu Metering System
    • Lutron — RadioRA2 Select Automation System

Interior lighting products


    • ABB Produits d'installation — Emergi-Lite, Série EHZ Emergency Lighting
    • Beghelli Canada — LED Lumina BS400 Parking Garage
    • Cree Canada — Flex Series Troffer
    • Liteline — Luna Designer Series Interior Lighting

Exterior lighting products

    • Acuity Brands Lighting Canada — TWR1 LED ALO (Adjustable Lumen Output) Exterior Lighting
    • Shenzhen Ledsion Lighting — Intelligent Solar Street Lamp
    • Voltech International — TLT8S Series LED Tube

Competition winners as well as the grand jury prize winner, will be announced just prior to the opening of MCEE, at 10 a.m. on April 24, 2019. Photographs and more information about all of the new products is available on the event’s website: New Product Showcase.
Industry members wishing to see the new products in person as well as thousands more from over 400 exhibitors can register free to attend MCEE 2019 up to April 23, 2019.

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Vivi WhiteVivi White has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) by the Honourable Ross Romano, Minister of Government and Consumer Services.

“As Chair, I am pleased that the Ontario Government recently appointed Vivi White to the Board,” said Annette Bergeron. “The Electrical Safety Authority’s efforts over the years have greatly improved the safety of the people of Ontario. It’s an important mandate and requires a strong, talented and diverse board as we transform into a modern regulator.”

 

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Omnicable joins ETIMETIM North America announced that OmniCable has joined the product classification standards organization. Headquartered in West Chester, PA, OmniCable has 24 locations throughout North America, and also owns Houston Wire & Cable (HWC). The company partners with many electrical manufacturers and only sells to distributors.

According to John Dean, Director of Marketing & E-Commerce, OmniCable/HWC, “The wire and cable industry is often called commodities, but there are very distinct features and attributes for the different products our manufacturers produce. 

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Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussion Group: Can You Count the Deficiencies?

EIN CECD 400Have you ever been called to fix the work of a 'handyman'?

"Was supposedly done by a"certified ' electrician....told the homeowner that he got a $266 permit....no record at TSBC. Can you count the deficiencies?"

"There is a second panel change in the triplex also.......even more deficiencies. Think the guy was a glorified handyman. Ones not obvious: 240 BB heat hooked up 120....drier on 2p20....range on 2p50....water heater fed with 2c14 Bx on 2p15."

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FlukeElectrical distribution problems are not always immediately identified as issues with power quality. An example of this is a thermal-magnetic circuit breaker. When it trips, the indication is generally a short circuit, ground fault, or overload. At times this can be put down to an old breaker that needs replacing.

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EIN Romex 12 2 Recall 400This recall involves a yellow electrical wire, 12/2 NMD90 75M Romex SIMpull cable, sold by the spool. Products were also sold at Home Depot designated as article 108196.  Only cables with a time stamp between 12:41 and 18:02 are affected by this recall. 

The recalled product contains a neutral wire that is a smaller 14-gauge wire, contrary to the stamp on the wire identifying both the neutral and “hot” wires as 12-gauge (i.e., "12/2"). 

The recalled product contains a 14-gauge neutral wire instead of 12-gauge (as labelled), thus it may not perform as expected in 12-gauge applications, resulting in a risk of those applications having impaired performance and/or compliance with safety codes or standards.

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