As so many parts of the world face challenges due to extreme weather and geological events, I want to take a moment to recognize electrical workers and their families. As we all have learned, the electrical infrastructure is quite possibly the most essential part of our life these days. We tend to forget that we can’t accomplish many of the things we are accustomed to doing — or even the basic activities of life — without safe and reliable power.
Our technicians, electricians, and engineers put themselves in potential harm’s way every day to restore essential services. Adhering to various state, agency, and government regulations while maintaining safe work practices has and continues to be a challenge, and I commend the perseverance and dedication of all of those involved. It is truly a testament to how diligent and generous the people in our critical industry really are.
In this issue of NETA World, we take a look at some of the specific requirements for safely and effectively commissioning, testing, and maintaining cables, especially at a time when testing methods are under constant pressure to keep up with technology.
PowerTest 2023 will be at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida, on
March 8–12, 2023. You can still take advantage of early bird pricing, so don’t delay.
Plan ahead and always put safety first.
Eric Beckman, PE, President
InterNational Electrical Testing Association