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Selective Coordination – What the Inspector Needs to Know

Selective coordination has been a requirement in the NEC since 1993 when it was first required for circuits with multiple elevators. Since then, additional...

Medical Grade Strip Requirements, an Overview

Due to the many safety standards that apply to medical grade power strips, identifying the correct set of standards for a patient care application...

Properly Understanding NFPA 99 Imperative for Health Care Safety

Hospital safety has come a long way over the last decade. The advancements in medicine and medical procedures have saved the lives of millions....

Consistency in requirements for electrically connected life safety systems in different...

In general, electrical designers, contractors and regulators are quite comfortable in applying the CE Code requirements for the electrically connected life safety systems. However, they...

Wet locations and isolated systems in health care facilities

Let’s say, you are undertaking design and installation or inspection of such electrical installation in patient care areas of a health care facility. Do...

Not Suitable for Medical Use — Electrical Safety Testing Under Attack

You’re on the operating table, the surgery is almost over. The procedure has gone well. The doctors and nurses are walking in liquid on...

Case Study: ITE and Cancer Treatment: Cutting Edge Technology Working Together

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. It is expected that about 1.4 million new cases of cancer...

Isolated Power Systems in Health Care Facilities

Grounded Systems Generally Required Photo 1. Health Care Facility Room Generally, electrical systems used in power distribution systems for premises wiring are required to be grounded....

Electrical Safety In Health Care Facilities, Canadian Perspective – What Should...

Which areas of a health care facility electrical system must be tested for voltage difference between ground points, for ground return path voltage rise...
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