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Monthly Archives: September 2001

Electrical Inspector’s Notes to Fire Alarm System

The National Electrical Code1 (NEC) and the National Fire Alarm Code2 (NFPA 72) have an interwoven relationship that is paramount to the proper operation...

Overcurrent Protection for Conductors

Requirements for overcurrent protection for conductors are found in Article 240, Overcurrent Protection, which is found in chapter two, Wiring and Protection, of the...

Grounding and Bonding Sensitive Electronic Equipment

No doubt everyone has experienced the frustration of a PC computer crash, lockup or unreliable data. Their cause is often due to voltage noise,...

Connecting Heat-Producing Electrical Equipment

The Canadian Electrical Code provides us with rules for connections to heat-producing electrical equipment such as lighting, motors and continuously loaded equipment. Here the...

MC Cable Installations

Type Metal Clad Cable (MC) is being installed in virtually every type of building under construction today including stadiums, schools, multi-family housing, hotels, commercial...

What’s Coming in 2002?

The National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) is now on a five- year revision cycle. The 2002 edition will be published on August 1, 2001,...

Cooking Fires

A report released by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), indicates that fire deaths in 1998 due to cooking equipment rose 45 percent from the...

The 2002 National Electrical Code

Work on the 2002 National Electrical Code has been completed. Those using the NEC will find a significant difference in the new edition. It...

Preparing for the New Code

The 2002 National Electrical Code brings changes to the industry. Adopting provisions to keep up with advancing technology and recognizing that many existing safety...

Type AC Cable Ground Fault Test

The IAEI/UL Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) was established in 1997 to address several technical issues that require research. One of the first actions of...
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