Industrial Safety

IQ program tests professionals' knowledge of solar power circuit protection


Jun 01, 2009

Ferraz Shawmut challenges customers to see if they’re up to speed on electrical circuit protection. With the educational Protection Intelligence Quotient (PIQ) program, design engineers, specifiers, electrical professionals and equipment manufacturers discover how much they know about the hazards that can harm people, equipment and investments. PIQ test-takers have noted that the tests are “a great way to expose people to electrical protection concerns” and are “informative, fun and educational.”

The following six winners received a $100 gas card from the PIQ program drawing: R. Berkshire of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; M. Forakis of W. Jordan, Utah; S. Glidden and F. Shiflett of Phoenix, Ariz.; R. Wilson, Oliver Springs, Tenn.; and D. Zachow, Check, Va.

The first PIQ test in 2009 was on solar power circuit protection. An archived version of the test is available at A new PIQ quiz on overvoltage protection is currently running at Additional tests on industrial controls and arc flash are planned for later in the year.

The 2009 program runs through Dec. 31, 2009, with no purchase necessary to enter.