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The Most Influential 2019 Trends for Electrical Engineers and Contractors [Plus Other Expert Predictions]

We may already be a few weeks into the new year, but there is still time to catch up on what many industry publications predict for 2019. As…

How Do Surge Protective Devices (SPDs) Work?

A surge protective device (SPD) is designed to protect electrical systems and equipment from surge events by limiting transient voltages and diverting surge currents.  Surges can originate externally,…

Grounding and Bonding Tips for Electric Signs, Isolated Equipment and Cabling [Advice from Electrical Engineering Experts]

When it comes it to electrical safety, grounding and bonding are integral. Across various industries, applications and facility types, grounding and bonding requirements may be different. In this…

How an Investment in Safety Saves You Money [Plus More Electrical Engineering Workplace Advice]

The changing electrical workforce, and the skilled workforce as a whole, has been a hot topic over the past few years. Both attracting a new generation of skilled…

A Year in Review: 6 Top Electrical Engineering Posts from 2018

Is it just us, or has 2018 felt longer than 365 days? For instance, it may come as a surprise that less than 11 months ago the 2018…

An Innovative nVent Ground Conductor On Track in Metro Railways Throughout China

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on the nVent Rail and Transit Blog. Click below to find more industry news and specific solutions for rail. nVent ERICO…

What Is The Difference Between a Code, Standard, Regulation and Specification in the Electrical Industry?

In the electrical field, engineers, contractors and others must refer to different standards, codes and more to do their work. But have you ever considered the differences between…

The 2 Most Important Factors to Weigh When Selecting Ground Rod Material

The purpose of a grounding system is to protect people, structures and equipment, and to ensure maximum safety from electrical system faults and lightning. A vital piece of…

The Difference Between Lightning Protection and Surge Protection

Lightning is known to be the most significant source of surges—bolts have been recorded to have a million to a billion volts and between 10,000 to 200,000 amps….

How Machine Learning Is Being Applied to Smart Power Outlets [Plus More From the Electrical Engineering Industry]

Electrical engineering and components of the industry’s technology are getting smarter everyday, but implementation and installation of that technology is still up to those in the field. In…