Off-Line Partial Discharge Cable Testing

Virginia Balitski, Magna IV Engineering Columns, Tech Quiz, Winter 2022 Columns

NETA Certified Technicians must continually adjust to advancing technology and diagnostic testing techniques. Over the years, cable testing has advanced to where multiple testing methods can be selected. After careful consideration of system requirements, a site owner may choose off-line partial discharge (PD) testing as one of their cable testing methods. This quiz looks at some details on partial discharge …

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Virginia Balitski, Magna IV Engineering Columns, Fall 2022 Columns, Tech Quiz

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming much more common for commercial and personal use. The electrical testing industry has started to see an impact regarding EVs and EV charging stations. This quiz will go over some EV charging station information that may be relevant to NETA Technicians. What battery type is primarily used for EVs? a. Lithium-ion b. Lead-acid c. Alkaline …

Safety

Virginia Balitski, Magna IV Engineering Columns, Summer 2022 Columns, Tech Quiz

Safety is an important consideration for any workplace and for NETA Certified Technicians. ANSI/NETA MTS-2019 recognizes that an overwhelming majority of the tests and inspections carried out by NETA Certified Technicians are potentially hazardous. It is essential that workers are aware of the hazards involved with the tasks they perform.    QUESTIONS What United States regulatory agency exists regarding workplace …

Arc-Flash Reduction Techniques

Virginia Balitski, Magna IV Engineering Columns, Spring 2022 Columns, Tech Quiz

As NETA Certified Technicians, many of the tests and inspections performed may expose workers to electrical hazards. ANSI/NETA MTS, Standard for Maintenance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment & Systems specifies that individuals performing these tests shall be qualified and capable of conducting the tests in a safe manner and with complete knowledge of the hazards involved. One of these …

The Life and History of James (Jim) R. White

Virginia Balitski, Magna IV Engineering Columns, Tech Quiz, Winter 2021 Columns

Jim White’s prolific career in the electrical field expanded across many decades with a particular focus on training, education, and safety. Jim was Vice President of Training Services at Shermco Industries, a NFPA Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional, a NETA Level 4 Senior Technician, and a dedicated and well-respected professional. Jim’s contribution to the electrical industry was immeasurable, and he …