Codes & Standards

 

Essential to the work of the electrical contractor is knowledge of the National Electrical Code, the National Electrical Installation Standards and additional standards and codes administered by the National Fire Protection Association, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and others. Here is a list of all our articles on codes and standards listed chronologically by issue date. 

Jim Dollard has an extensive background in codes and standards. If you have a query about the National Electrical Code (NEC), Jim will help you solve it. Send questions to codefaqs@gmail.com. Answers are based on the 2017 NEC.
 NFPA 99 and Article 700


Terminology is the vocabulary of technical terms and usages appropriate to a particular trade, science or art. Does it matter what we call something in the National Electrical Code (NEC)?

Article 110 in the National Electrical Code (NEC), covers general requirements for the examination and approval, installation and use, access to and spaces about electrical conductors and equipment; enclosures intended for personnel entry; and tunnel installations. It contains five parts.


Ground-fault protection of equipment (GFPE) provides protection from devastating arcing events and destructive arcing burn-downs. National Electrical Code (NEC) sections 215.10, 230.95, 240.13 and 517.17 provide GFPE requirements, and Article 100 defines it.


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General Installation Requirements, Part XII

All of the first eight chapters in the National Electrical Code (NEC) contain at least five articles except one. Chapter 1, General, contains only two articles. The first, Article 100, contains definitions essential to the proper application of the NEC.


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Parallel Lives: EGCs for parallel runs


When incorporating larger feeders or branch circuits into equipment, many commercial and industrial electrical designs require use of parallel arrangements.


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Conductors On Rooftops, Power Button Markings And More

Jim Dollard has an extensive background in codes and standards. If you have a query about the National Electrical Code (NEC), Jim will help you solve it. Questions can be sent to codefaqs@gmail.com. Answers are based on the 2014 NEC.
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A Tricky Subject

The National Electrical Code (NEC) mentions cathodic protection only once; however, dealing with cathodic action and protection can be difficult to diagnose and time-consuming to fix.


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General Installation Requirements, Part XI

The National Electrical Code (NEC) is an installation code. As stated in the scope of Article 90, the NEC covers the installation of electrical conductors, equipment and raceways; signaling and communications conductors, equipment and raceways; and optical fiber cables and raceways [90.2(A)].


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Risk And Reward

National Electrical Code-enforcing jurisdictions are continuously active with their adoption processes.


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Panelboards, Terminations And Design By Code

Jim Dollard has an extensive background in codes and standards. If you have a query about the National Electrical Code (NEC), Jim will help you solve it. Questions can be sent to codefaqs@gmail.com. Answers are based on the 2014 NEC.
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