Energy Monitoring Meter Selection and Accuracy

Energy monitoring meter selection and accuracy is the focus of this #EatonTechTalk.  This session will continue our Energy Month focus with a discussion on meter accuracy.  This session will focus on meeting the expectations of the application.  There are a lot of things to consider including the capabilities of the meter, current transformers, and much more.  We will talk about functionality and features of metering equipment as well as their accuracy with an eye of all aspects of the installation that could impact the accuracy of the data.

You will need to understand the goals and objectives of the installation and pay attention to details during the selection of all components to meet those goals and objectives.

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Leaders in Safety – Nehad El-Sherif

This session will take a deep dive with Nehad El-Sherif around some important recent changes in GFCI.  Nehad will be dialing in from Egypt for this discussion which is yet another demonstration of his commitment to electrical safety.

Nehad earned his $1.41 for the Buck 41 Club.  Join us for a discussion around GFCI recent expansion and more.


Add distance for safety – outside the arc flash boundary

The #EatonTechTalk will look at getting the electrical worker outside of the arc flash boundary when performing tasks such as those related to establishing an electrically safe work condition.  Closing and opening the OCPD or switch does not have to be performed while standing in front of the equipment.

The best method to avoid an arc flash is to get the electrical worker outside of the arc flash boundary.

This session will take an in depth review of operating remotely.  We’ll look at the methods, materials, options and have a discussion around all the details needed to get the worker outside of the arc flash boundary.

Our special guest for this session will be Russ Safreed, General Manager with CBS ArcSafe.  You won’t wanna miss this one.


  1. Remote operation example from CBS ArcSafe
  2. Remote operation example from Eaton


Arc Flash Calculations and Theory

This #EatonTechTalk continues National Electrical Safety month with a focus on arc flash calculations and theory.  Remember, the primary reference many use for calculating incident energy is IEEE 1584, “IEEE Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard”.  So this session will help the attendee understand some of the key aspects pertaining to this important calculation.  And also remember that the more labeled installations that we can create the easier it will be for the electrical worker to dress for success.

You won’t want to miss this session with Michael King and David Smith and myself as we explore arc flash calculations and theory.

  1. IEEE 1584, “IEEE Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard”
  2. Arc energy reduction and the National Electrical Code
  3. Industrial Power Systems Analysis II 3 Day Course


Life Safety Requirements – Article 700

This session will focus on the electrical safety requirements found in Article 700.

  • Installation
  • Operation
  • Maintenance

Emergency systems consisting of circuit and equipment intended to supply, distribute, and control electricity for illumination, power, or both, to required facilities when the normal electrical supply or system is interrupted.

This Article and life safety in tall buildings especially is an interesting and complex topic but this session will add clarity.

Guest:  Mr. Larry Ayer, BizCOM Electric


The Safety Disconnect Switch

This #EATONTeckTalk focus session will be on the safety disconnect switch.  This equipment will be reviewed inside and out with an eye on Codes and Standards.  Mr. Seth O’Brien will be our guest.  Mr. O’Brien is Eaton’s Flex Center manager for safety switches.

This group brings to the table unique solutions to solve safety concerns in various areas of the power system as well as in various industries.

The Alexa Dimmer Switch

This #EATONTechTalk focuses on Wi-Fi smart switches, receptacles, and dimmers.  These devices are a fact of life and more and more recognized by the National Electrical Code.  #Eaton has a complete offering and Rebecca Bitter is going to help us understand these technologies.

Amazon’s Alexa App is now integrated directly into a dimmer.  No hubs or controllers required. Let’s have a discussion regarding how a frustration-free setup that meets the NEC can be achieved.

Energy codes are also influencing the use of these types of solutions.  Owners benefit through saving energy.  Another important benefit is the safety that is provided.

Here is a link to purchase these devices on Amazon!

NEC 2020 speaks to this type of technology and NEC 2023 is building on this foundation.  This session will review the NEC 2020 changes and take a peak into what NEC 2023 has to offer.

Reference materials:

  1. Eaton Wi-Fi Smart Devices
  2. Residential Title 24 Guide
  3. Cleaning instructions (COVID)
  4. Purchase today on Amazon