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. Questions can be sent to codefaqs@gmail.com. Answers are based on the 2017 NEC.
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For many years, the mystery of area classification has resided with a select group of experts within the electrical, petrochemical and industrial sectors. Many electricians, electrical engineers, fire inspectors and electrical inspectors have remained outside of this group.

In the 2017 National Electrical code (NEC), there are a few changes in 110.26. The first change is in subsection (A), which is part of a global change for the upper voltage threshold.

Before we proceed, in part 3 of this series, the change in Section 230.70(A)(4) dealing with service disconnects on one- and two-family dwellings was reversed during the late stages of the development process and never made it into the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC).

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Baseboard Heater Disconnect, Swimming Pool Bonding and More

Article 110—Requirements for Electrical Installations; Article 230—Services; Article 250—Grounding and Bonding; Article 517—Health Care Facilities; Article 680—Swimming Pools, Fountains, and Similar Installations; Article 700—Emergency Systems; The 2006 edition of the Guide Information for Electrica


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NFPA Moves to Streamline National Electrical Code Process

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has revised its procedures to streamline approval of the National Electrical Code (NEC) at the association’s annual meeting, scheduled for June 4–7, 2007, in Boston.


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Big Rigs Getting a Good Night's Rest

From both a global environmental and an economic point of view, New Article 626 may be one of the most exciting concepts to ever be proposed for the National Electrical Code (NEC); the proposed electrified truck parking space equipment will provide telephone connections, cable and power for televisi


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The Web of Code Requirements

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Pond Wiring, GFCI Receptacles and More

Article 110—Requirements for Electrical Installations; Article 210—Branch Circuits; Article 250—Grounding and Bonding; Article 314—Outlet, Device, Pull, and Junction Boxes; Conduit Bodies; Fittings; and Handhole Enclosures; Article 682—Natural and Artificially Made Bodies of Water; Article 695—Fire


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Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition

NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace defines safe work practices for electrical construction and maintenance; the primary message of NFPA 70E is to turn off the power before working on electrical equipment.


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