Electrical Contractor Magazine

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. 

In February’s column, I discussed why the Electrical Transmission & Distribution (ET&D) Partnership is an example of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cooperative program that has worked out extremely well.

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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Transformer secondary conductor rules are similar to the rules for tap conductors. Rules for transformer secondary conductors and tap conductors are even in the same section of the National Electrical Code (NEC).

Available fault current, short-circuit current rating, arc energy, arc flash hazards, and incident energy are closely related in both the National Electrical Code (NEC) and NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

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Article 370 - Outlet, Device, Pull and Junction Boxes, Conduit Bodies and Fittings, Part III
by Staff |

Box Fill Calculations, Part I, appearing in June’s issue, introduced box fill, with emphasis on Section 370-16(a). Notably, Table 370-16(a) is used to determine the maximum number of conductors (for sizes No. 18 through No. 6) permitted within common-size metal boxes.

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Defining Effective Grounding in Article 250
by Staff |

In the 1999 National Electrical Code (NEC), and particularly in Article 250, the words "effective" and "effectively" are frequently used in relation to grounding and bonding.

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To Ground or Not to Ground-That Is the Question
by Staff |

If there is one common thread throughout the electrical industry, it seems to be centered on grounding and bonding. Article 250 provides many of the requirements for grounding and bonding but is still difficult to understand.

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CODE Q &A
by Staff |

CODE CITATIONS: Article 100-Definitions; Article 110-Requirements for Electrical Installations; Article 210-Branch Circuits; Article 220-Branch-Circuit, Feeder, and Service Calculations; Article 373-Cabinets, Cutout Boxes, and Meter Socket Enclosures; Article 400-Flexible Cords and Cables; Article 4

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CODE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
by Staff |

Article 100-Definitions; Article 110-Requirements for Electrical Installations; Article 230-Services; Article 240-Overcurrent Protection; Article 250-Grounding; Article 305-Temporary Wiring; Article 695-Fire Pumps.

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OVERCURRENT PROTECTION FOR MOTOR INSTALLATIONS: PART ONE
by Staff |

This month's column concerns overcurrent protection for conductors in motor and controller circuits and overload protection for motors, subjects that many subscribers to our "Code Question of the Day" online feature have inquired about.

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