National Electrical Code


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National Electrical Code

A nationally accepted guide to the safe installation of wiring and equipment; not intended as a design specification but rather for the practical safeguarding of persons and of buildings and their contents from hazards arising from the use of electricity for heat, light, power, and other purposes. Provides rules, recommended by the National Fire Protection Association, governing the installation of interior electric wiring. These rules, subject to revision every three years, a standard of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, have been incorporated in many municipal ordinances; city or state regulations take precedence where they differ from the rules of the Code.
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Although the SS Series product line is CSA Class 1 Division 2 certified and complies with North America regulations defined by the national electrical code (NEC), higher levels of safety sometimes require additional measures for zones where intermittent and continuous hazards exist.
During those years, numerous attempts were made to make changes to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) National Electrical Code (NEC), through the various panels, standards councils and boards of NFPA.
Changes are primarily due to renumbering of sections of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and some wording changes in the 2002 NEC.
This committee is expected to have a permanent member and an alternate on Panel 15 of the National Electrical Code and the Essential Electrical Systems and Health Care Facilities Committee on the NFPA.
The competencies are grouped under broader skills that are, in turn, categorized under these 13 major topics: orientation to the electrical trades industry; safety in the electrical trades industry; mathematics in electrical trades; computer applications in electrical trades; electrical principles and theory; National Electrical Code and other applicable codes; test equipment; electrical blueprints; fasteners and anchors; residential installations; commercial and industrial installations; commercial and industrial motor installations; and specialized systems.
Examples include the National Electrical Code and the National Fire Protection Association's Life Safety Code.
All local building codes and the National Electrical Code (NFPA Pamphlet 70) should be followed when making any modifications to your camp's electrical wiring.
But the National Electrical Code requires that electricians "ground" the neutral wire as it enters a residence -- by attaching it to metal water pipes, where available, and to a metal pole driven into the soil.
Products also include an advanced electrical protection package and meet NEC (National Electrical Code) standards.
The National Electrical Code now requires grounded outlets throughout the house.
In order to help contractors and other construction workers understand and apply the provisions of the National Electrical Code, Miller presents detailed information in a format based on type of occupancy--one-family dwellings, multiple-family dwellings, and commercial sites--organized in easy-to-read units, and enhanced with technical illustrations.

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