Flex Cable Connections – Are You Up to Code?

It can be surprising how many control panels, motor control centers and power distribution terminal blocks are wired incorrectly and in violation of UL508A. Typically, electricians choose to work with flex stranded conductor cable because it is easier to route, bend and pull into place when power connections are needed than rigid conductor cable

Keep Your (GROUNDING) Standards High

Connection reliability is critical to the long-term integrity of a grounding and bonding system. Traditional compression grounding systems offer installation efficiencies over exothermic welding systems and are compliant with IEEE Std. 837. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) developed this standard as a means of qualifying permanently installed grounding connectors. However, under certain…

“Life is Not a Malfunction!” Don’t Let a Short Circuit Affect Your Cabling

Although there are no similarities between the 1986 movie Short Circuit and a short circuit explosion, the quote from the movie holds true. Life is not a malfunction and neither should your cabling infrastructure. Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) communities are tasked with the responsibility to deliver robust, reliable physical infrastructure solutions that safely and…

Move Over Santa Claus, Here Comes GHS!

Some readers may already know the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals or GHS is an internationally agreed-upon system created by the United Nations. It has been designed to replace various classification and labeling standards used in different countries with a consistent labeling system on a global level. Occupational Safety and Health…

2014 Construction Outlook and What It Means to You

Hello everyone, my name is Jeff Mehrer.  I’m Panduit’s Director of Marketing Solutions for Global Construction with 20 years’ experience in the industry. Today I would like to talk about North America’s 2014 construction outlook for the non-residential construction market. In future blog posts, I will be providing guest commentary on different global construction topics geared…