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2013-08-13 23:24:48

From bog mats to water usage – Quality Mat advocates National Water Month this August with a series of educational initiatives focused on quality and safety awareness. Killdeer, ND (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 August is National Water Quality Month according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Quality Mat, a leading manufacturer of bog and ground protection mats for improving the work conditions in marshes, swamps and bogs, is celebrating all month long with a series of educational...

Race Car Drivers Use Sophisticated Wiring Techniques For Satellites In Competions
2013-08-06 08:45:56

ESA Thanks to advanced electrical wiring developed for space, some racing drivers are now steering sleeker and potentially faster cars in competitions here on Earth. Sophisticated wiring techniques developed for ESA satellites are now used in Formula One cars, improving their performance and weight. "We identified a need in the space marketplace, where wiring needs to be robust, flexible, lightweight and able to withstand large forces," said Terry McManus, project manager for...

2013-07-15 23:22:30

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI) by Leviton, now available at TheHardwareCity.com, detects arc-faults to help reduce the likelihood of electrical fire. Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 Online retailer TheHardwareCity.com now carries new Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters(AFCI), an advanced electrical outlet produced by Leviton that helps protect against fires caused by arc-faults. Now required in homes by the National Electrical Code, AFCIs de-energize the circuit downstream of the...


Latest Electrical safety Reference Libraries

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2010-10-21 17:15:50

A lightning rod is a metal conductor mounted on the top of a building and connected through a wire to the ground to protect the building from lightning. The rod should conduct the electricity from a lightning strike down through the wire instead of passing through the building. The rod is just a single component in the lightning protections system along with rooftop conductors and multiple conductive paths. Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod in 1749. The taller the building the...

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2007-05-21 06:18:54

The Electric eel, Electrophorus electricus, is a species of fish. It is capable of generating powerful electric shocks, which it uses for both hunting and self-defense. It is a top predator in its South American range. Despite its name it is not an eel at all but rather a knifefish. Taxonomy The species is so unusual that it has been reclassified several times. Originally it was given its own family Electrophoridae, and then placed to a genus of Gymnotidae alongside Gymnotus....

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