This feedback demonstrates that there are plenty of misconceptions among the electrical designers, contractors, and regulators on certain provisions of the legally adopted National Building Code of Canada (NBC) and the CE Code on electrical equipment.
Requirements for testing of integrated fire protection and life safety systems are provided in Part 3 and Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada 2015 (NBC) in respect to newly constructed buildings.
The CE Code states, “Electrical equipment used in electrical installations within the jurisdiction of the inspection department shall be approved and shall be of a kind or type and rating approved for the specific purpose for which it is to be employed.”
This subject appears to create some confusion and inconsistency among electrical designers, electrical contractors, and regulators. Let’s clarify this issue to improve consistency in design, installations, and inspection of electrically-connected…