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Saudi Arabia Consortium to Implement Technical, Outreach, and Trade Goals

Saudi Arabia Consortium to Implement Technical, Outreach, and Trade Goals

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Khaled Masri, Program Manager, NEMA, and Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA In 2015, with the support of specific NEMA member companies and related stakeholders, NEMA organized and launched the Saudi Arabia Market Access Consortium as a matter of necessity for specific companies and service providers who face challenges as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia implements Read more […]

Utility Linemen: Putting Lives on the Line

Utility Linemen: Putting Lives on the Line

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  Julie Chavanne, Communications Director, Electrical Safety Foundation International According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, electrical power line installers and repairers are ranked as the ninth-deadliest occupation in the United States. This distinction should come as no surprise given the inherent danger of the job. Being fearless is an unwritten job requirement for utility Read more […]

Intelligent Devices Offer Safety, Preserve Property

Intelligent Devices Offer Safety, Preserve Property

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Dave Loucks, PhD, Manager, Application & Advanced System Engineering, Eaton The cost of microprocessors, temperature sensors, and electronic current sensors has decreased dramatically in the last 10 to 15 years. While much attention has been focused on using microprocessors to connect devices to a network, many of the use cases for residential device communication have focused more Read more […]

I Am NEMA: Promoting Safety and Innovation

I Am NEMA: Promoting Safety and Innovation

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Michael L. Belitzky, Manager, State Government Relations   I joined NEMA’s government relations team after having spent nearly 12 years entrenched in legislative and political battles at federal, state, and local levels. As manager of state government relations, my role is to serve as the industry’s advocate before legislators, governors, and agencies and engage with external Read more […]

Get the Picture? Proper Servicing of Imaging Equipment Ensures Accurate and Safe Diagnoses

Get the Picture? Proper Servicing of Imaging Equipment Ensures Accurate and Safe Diagnoses

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Jim Nestel, Manager Service Projects and Installations, Hitachi Medical Systems Over the past century, the miracle of medical imaging has allowed for previously impossible insights into the structure and function of the human body. Rapid advances in science and technology have given us some of the most complex medical devices ever invented. Computed tomography (CT) imaging uses radiation Read more […]

Smart Meters Graduate to Intelligent Sensors in Brave, New, Interconnected World

Smart Meters Graduate to Intelligent Sensors in Brave, New, Interconnected World

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Tim Wolf, Director of Marketing, Smart Grid Solutions, Itron Inc. Over the past decade, utilities throughout the United States have been installing smart metering networks to automate the collection of energy and water usage data. Thus far, these smart meter networks have succeeded primarily in reducing costs, increasing efficiencies, and improving customer service. They have not yet Read more […]

National Electrical Safety Month: Achieving Safety through Design

National Electrical Safety Month: Achieving Safety through Design

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Brett Brenner, President of the Electrical Safety Foundation International May is National Electrical Safety Month, and, while electrical safety should be a yearlong priority, it is important to have a month devoted to spotlighting safe electrical practices that should be commonplace at home and on the job. I recently attended the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Read more […]

Understanding Symbols: Laser Labeling

Understanding Symbols: Laser Labeling

By Geoffrey Peckham, CEO, Clarion Safety Systems One of the critical building blocks for your product safety labels is symbols. When it comes to the history and progress of formats and symbols related to labels on laser products, manufacturers face a dilemma in using U.S. regulations versus internationally accepted standards. In this article, we’ll explore laser labels compliant with the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) for U.S. markets and the International Electrotechnical Read more […]