4 02, 2019

Lakeland and EPSCO Electrical Safety Training on April 2

2019-03-18T15:21:10+00:00February 4th, 2019|Events, News, Safety|

Lakeland and EPSCO to host NFPA 70E & OSHA Compliant Electrical Safety Training on Tuesday, April 2 You're invited to attend the Electrical Safety Training hosted by Lakeland and EPSCO on Tuesday, April 2 at Green Mill in Plymouth, MN from 8am -12pm followed by a lunch buffet from 12pm to 1pm. The cost to attend the 4-hour training course is $100/person, a $250 discount! Registration deadline has been extended to Friday, March 22. Click [...]

2 01, 2019

Resolving Power Quality Issues in the Water / Wastewater Industry

2019-01-21T22:35:28+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Informational, New Products, Safety|

MTE Matrix® AP Harmonic Filter & SineWave Guardian™ Filter Power quality concerns including harmonic distortions are of high importance to those in the water and wastewater (W/WW) industry. Compressors in water treatment plants are often paired with variable frequency drives (VFDs) to ensure motor efficiency. While VFDs play an important role in controlling the electrical power needed to run motors, pumps and other mechanical systems, they also present power quality issues on the input and [...]

8 06, 2018

Reminder: SCCR 2017 NEC Code In Place

2018-11-19T17:15:59+00:00June 8th, 2018|Events, Safety|

Is your facility up to the 2017 NEC® Code? As of May 9, the 2017 NEC Code is in effect in 20 states, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Nebraska and more. One of the changes made in the 2017 edition was in relation to Short-Circuit Current Ratings (SCCR). Knowing that the NEC Code requires SCCR is only a small factor in compliance. SCCR is a safety rating that occurs under fault-current conditions and [...]

1 06, 2018

Warning: Arc Flash Occurrences Underestimated

2018-11-20T21:22:45+00:00June 1st, 2018|Safety|

NFPA 70E 2018 Code + Importance of an Arc Flash Analysis Did you know that each year, more than 2,000 people are treated for Arc Flash injuries? While many understand the hazards an Arc Flash event entails including heat up to 4.5 times hotter than the surface of the sun and explosive forces equaling 3 sticks of dynamite, the likelihood of these events occurring is often underestimated. According to the National Electric Code, 5-10 ARC [...]

23 01, 2018

Optimize Your Control Panel: How to Apply UL 489 and UL 1077 Devices

2018-01-23T22:22:52+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Informational, Safety|

Understanding How to Apply UL 489 and UL 1077 Devices Do you know the differences between UL 489 and UL 1077? The key to understanding UL 1077 supplementary protection and UL 489 branch protection requirements is to first understand how to identify the products, the applications they can be used for and importance of selecting the correct device in compliance with UL standards. While both types of protection are useful and have similar purposes, each [...]

27 11, 2017

Are you in Compliance with NEC Surge Protection Code 670.6?

2017-11-27T17:49:57+00:00November 27th, 2017|Informational, Safety|

Lakeland Engineering Equipment Company is committed to keeping our customers up to date on the latest safety and compliance information. The NFPA 70, or National Electrical Code (NEC), implemented a new code that specifically affects the industrial industry. The NEC Code 670.6 states that, “industrial machinery with safety interlock circuits shall have surge protection installed.” The new surge protection code requirements require all safety interlocks on industrial machinery to have surge protection installed. This enhances safety and reliability. [...]

14 11, 2017

Honeywell Limit Switches for Hazardous Environments

2018-11-21T12:35:39+00:00November 14th, 2017|Safety|

Safety and reliability are key factors to consider when selecting a limit switch for your hazardous location environment. These switches are expected to operate in the midst of explosive, polluted, and hazardous environments. This often results in more electronic failures and breakdowns. The series or model of limit switch selected must be able to withstand these conditions and most importantly, meet hazardous location use approvals. Lakeland’s over 60-year supplier, Honeywell, shares the importance of selecting [...]

19 09, 2017

Navigating the 2017 SCCR Code Changes with Eaton/Bussmann

2017-09-19T16:23:50+00:00September 19th, 2017|News, Safety|

Lakeland Engineering Equipment Co. is committed to providing our customers with information to ensure safety and compliance. Lakeland has partnered with Eaton/Bussmann to help our customers navigate the 2017 NEC® short-circuit current and Short-Circuit Current Ratings (SCCR) needs and challenges. SCCR is a safety rating that occurs under fault-current conditions and must be followed to ensure safety and compliance with safety standards. Why Does SCCR Matter? Equipment cannot be located in the electrical system where [...]

7 09, 2017

Eaton/Bussmann Outlines the Top 2017 NEC Code Changes

2017-09-07T20:58:06+00:00September 7th, 2017|Informational, Safety|

Lakeland Engineering is committed to providing the most up-to-date information to our partners. In an effort to continuously promote safety, a main pillar of our organization, we have paired with suppliers like Eaton/Bussmann that are focused on making compliance and safety simple for our customers. With some states already beginning to implement the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC®), it's important to understand the various NEC code changes to ensure your organization is compliant. Eaton/Bussmann has outlined [...]

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