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VAP on Parade

VAP on Parade

Once again, as is done every two years, hundreds of hours of valuable time have been expended to solicit, respond, collate, and distribute a report on the status of the adoption of IEC standards by the 21 member economies of APEC, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. Everyone in the private sector involved in this years’ effort, one that covered 168 targeted IEC standards, has remarked to anyone who would listen that the effort has contributed not one iota of additional electrical safety to the Read more [...]
Advocating for NPT Thread Standards

Advocating for NPT Thread Standards

National Pipe Thread Tapered (NPT) dimensions are essential for the proper mating of electrical cables to their threaded connections, most notably in North America, but in a multitude of cable installations around the world as well.  As new standard IEC 62444, Cable glands, is developed, it is critical for the membership of the project team (PT 62444) in charge of the development work to ensure that the standard recognizes not only metric thread dimensions but NPT thread dimensions Read more [...]
NEMA – Working On A Heartbeat

NEMA – Working On A Heartbeat

More recently, the appearance of an equipment box with the symbol of a red heart and the letters “AED” are in hallways of schools and office buildings.  Do we know what the letters AED stand for?  It is an automated external defibrillator…An automated external defibrillator is a device that can be attached to your chest. It senses your heart's rhythm during cardiac arrest and, in some cases, delivers an electric shock to get your heart beating again.It is estimated that on average Read more [...]