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electricalnewsNEMA Publishes Guide on Evaluating Electrical Equipment Damaged by Heat, Fire
A new guide from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), titled "Evaluating Fire- and Heat-Damaged Electrical Equipment," outlines the requirements and recommendations related to the replacement or reconditioning of various electrical equipment subjected to heat or fire damage. In such cases, switchboards, adjustable speed drives, and motor control centers are all candidates for potential reconditioning...read more

Green Energy Installations Increase Need for Protective Relays, Switchgear Retrofills  

As the demand for both electricity and infrastructure grows, so, too, does the need for protective relays. With more and more governments turning to renewable energy, power plants will require upgrades to existing transmission and distribution equipment, while new smart grid systems call for the retrofill or replacement of existing switchgear...read more

  

Manage Your Tools with the Appropriate Tracking System

Tools are a big investment, but without an efficient tracking system, companies may be chipping away at their bottom line. A variety of software systems are moving tool tracking away from the whiteboard and toward sophisticated programs that automate the entire process...READ MORE

  

National Electrical Code Makes Key Changes for 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) following a three-year review of proposals and public comments. Learn about 20 significant revisions to the code related to selective coordination, field markings, dedicated spaces, multiwire branch circuits, GFCI and AFCI protection, and more...read more

 


Pearl News

pearlnewsPEARL Supplements NEMA Sustainability Report on Electrical Equipment Manufacturing   

A new report from NEMA that focuses on sustainable designs for electrical equipment helps manufacturers understand sources of "embedded energy," but readers also will have to look at a recent white paper from PEARL to fully understand the "carbon footprint" of standard electrical equipment. Taken together, the two papers offer the electrical industry the clearest view yet of how sustainable designs, recycling, and remanufacturing can save on energy consumption....read more



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