Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Apr 24, 2019

MCEE 2019 logoThe winners of the New Products Competition at the MCEE 2019 trade show were announced tonight; innovative products that can increase the efficiency and safety of mechanical and electrical installations.

The jury has awarded the 2019 New Product Competition Grand Prize to Riello’s Array Condensing Boiler, which is also the winner in the category “Hydronic Heating and/or Air Conditioning Products”. 

The winning products can be seen in the New Product Showcase at MCEE 2019 on Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal. The two-day trade show is Canada’s largest event for the plumbing, hydronics, HVACR, electrical and lighting industries.

Protective tools, hardware and equipmentfluke mcee

Fluke Corporation, T6-1000 Electrical Tester.

Booth 259

Software, controls and related components

HBX Controls Systems, SensorLinx Btu Metering System.

Booth 805 - Flexco

Water heaters (domestic water, space heating, and combo) – TWO WINNERS

IBC Technologies, SL Series G3 Condensing Boiler.

Booth 336

Rheem Canada, Professional Prestige Combination Boiler.

Booth 527

Exterior lighting products

Technilight, TLT8S SERIES LED Tube.

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Booth 286 - Voltech International

Interior lighting products

ABB Produits d'installation, Emergi-Lite, Série EHZ Emergency Lighting.

Booth 467

Forced air heating and/or air conditioning products

Mitsubishi Electric, HVRF - VRF Hybrid Air to Water Heat Pump.

Booth 545 - Enertrak

Hydronic heating and/or air conditioning products

Riello, Array Condensing Boiler.

Booth 861 - Services Énergétiques R. L.

Pipes, backflow preventers, cisterns and accessories

Rectorseal, Check-Flo Backwater Valve.

Booth 637

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Residential, commercial and institutional electrical products

Thermolec, DCC-9-BOX Energy Management System.

Booth 673 – RVE-Recharge Véhicule Électrique

Hydronic heating and/or air conditioning components

Smardt, Hi-Lift Chiller. 

Booth 545 - Enertrak

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

Aeroseal, Aeroseal Duct Sealant.

Booth 3004

Plumbing products and faucets

ALT, ThermOne Thermostatic Mixing Valve.

Booth 218 - Ad Waterscoldshrink mcee

Industrial electrical products

Richards Manufacturing, Cold Shrink Hammerhead Electrical Connector.. 

Booth 461 – 3M Canada

The New Product Showcase and Competition features more than 80 new products and technologies. Winners were selected by a panel of industry experts composed of:

  • Christelle Proulx, ing., representing the Order of Engineers of Quebec (OIQ);
  • Marc-Olivier de Tilly, ing., representing the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE);
  • Francis Lacharité, ing., representing the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE);
  • Jérôme Desjardins, representing the Corporation of Master Pipe Mechanics of Quebec (CMMTQ);
  • Imed Laouini, ing., representing the Corporation of Master Electricians of Quebec (CMEQ);
  • Antoine Rivard, ing. jr, representing the Corporation des entreprises de traitement de l'air et du froid (CETAF); andMihaï Pecingina, ing., representing the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). 

MCEE is produced by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), the Corporation of Master Pipe Mechanics of Quebec (CMMTQ), the Corporation of Master Electricians of Quebec (CMEQ), and the Corporation des entreprises en traitement de l’air et du froid (CETAF) with support from Electro Federation Canada (EFC). MCEE is the largest trade show for plumbing, HVACR, hydronics, electricity and lighting in Canada and a must-attend event for industry professionals.

For more information on the Product Showcase go HERE

For more information on MCEE go HERE

 

Electrician Forum Brought to you by Schneider Electric

As industry experts you know the products you use everyday better than anyone and should have input on what information you receive about products and what could improve them.

Therefore, we want your insight on the biggest challenges or issues you face when installing loadcentres, breakers (CAFI, GFI's…) and other surge protection devices. We ask that you do not provide product specific details but rather your general issues and concerns or any questions that have come to mind while working with these product types. Provide us with your valued expert insight into the issues you have faced so manufacturers can better inform you about the installation and use of these products. Lets generate some discussion that will help guide the Industry.

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ESA Powerline SafetyThe invisible impact of powerlines should never be underestimated. In the past decade alone, 19 people in Ontario have lost their lives from overhead powerline contact. May 13 to 19 is Powerline Safety Week, which is meant to inform people across the province to stay vigilant of powerlines when doing work at home or on the job.

"Our work in raising awareness of powerline safety won't be finished until there are zero injuries or lives lost from contact," says Dr. Joel Moody, Chief Public Safety Officer, Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). "All it takes is a misstep or careless error to change the life of you, your colleagues or family."



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ABB Eco FactoryABB has an extensive portfolio of eco-efficient solutions and services that can help decouple economic growth from environmental impacts. In fact, over half of ABB's worldwide revenues are generated by technologies that combat the causes of climate change. The company’s goal is to increase this contribution from 57 percent in 2018 to 60 percent by 2020.

The company’s commitment to combatting climate change includes limiting the environmental impact of its own operations. ABB’s current target for climate action is to reduce its own GHG emissions by 40 percent by 2020 from a 2013 baseline.



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Wind Energy

Canada’s wind energy industry further expanded its installed capacity in 2018, while solidifying its status as the lowest-cost source of new electricity generation. Newly commissioned projects brought total national wind energy capacity to close to 13,000 megawatts (MW). Meanwhile, competitive auction results in Saskatchewan and Alberta confirmed the wind industry’s ability to continue to deliver record-low prices.

The six wind energy projects that were powered up in 2018 added 566 MW of installed capacity — a continuation of steady growth that contributed to an average annual growth rate of 20% per year since 2008.

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A joint research team has developed a new type of highly flexible and stable solar cell that could be used in wearable electronics.

The power supply is vital to the safety of wearable electronics. Perovskite solar cell (PSC) has been widely used to manufacture flexible batteries because it is highly efficient, cheap, and easy to use. Perovskite is a material with the same type of crystal structure as calcium titanium oxide.

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Hong KongLine Goyette

This was my first time at the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition), and the 11th occasion of this event, which was organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). This was a real trade show, and trade was at the heart of the four-day event (April 6-9). Attending the fair were 21,000 buyers from 124 countries and regions, visiting more than 1,430 exhibitors from nine countries.  

On the first day of the Lighting Fair was the Asian Lighting Forum with representatives from OSRAM, Signify, Illumination Physics, Tridonic, and LEDinside.

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Flir VP40FLIR Systems have released the FLIR VP40, a non-contact voltage detector for use in North America designed for field-troubleshooting and verification of residential, commercial, and industrial electrical installations. The VP40 makes it easy to quickly troubleshoot live and neutral wiring to ensure a safe job site.

With its built-in flashlight and CAT IV safety rating, the FLIR VP40 is a must-have for preliminary job site checks for live wiring. The durable, pen-sized tester quickly identifies the presence of AC voltage without contacting wires, even in the latest safety outlets.


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EHRCIn a recent interview with the The National Post, Electricity Human Resources Canada CEO Michelle Branigan said the need for workers in Canada’s electricity industry is “extremely critical.”

The industry directly employs almost 107,000 people, but less than 1 in 20 is aged 25 or under, only 1 in 4 is a woman, and just over 1 in 10 is from a visbile minority.

These statistics are from EHRC’s Workforce in Motion, a labour market intelligence research initiative for the years 2017-2022. The research report is a planning and informing tool for a wide range of electricity sector stakeholders and provides critical information to the sector for both short and long term resource planning.

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