Commodity Material Quick Reference Guide

This is a 15-page quick reference guide. It contains pictures and descriptions of basic commodities relevant to electrical engineers. It will help improve communications with the craft.

It covers basic electrical equipment including termination types and includes basic conduit support elements.

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Most engineering schools don’t teach a class on basic construction commodities to electrical engineers. At least, none that I’m aware of. That would be a useful, practical class for any engineer who goes into the nuclear power industry.

The engineer is responsible for putting together the engineered materials in a mod package. That consists of gathering their descriptions and quantities so that a procurement agent can order them.

Engineered materials are usually things like cables, conduits, terminal blocks and components like relays, computers, and motors. Small consumables and commodities, like wire lugs, are generally handled by planners.

But that’s slowly changing. Engineers need to know everything down to the nuts and bolts. This will help bring you up to speed. It doesn’t cover everything, but it’s a good start.

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