Although Rule 4-006 was introduced into the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (CE Code) a few editions ago, (when ampacity tables in the NEC and the CE Code have been harmonized), application of this Rule does not appear to be consistently clear to many Code users.
Some installers of electrical equipment have a bit of difficulty in differentiating ground fault circuit interrupters and ground-fault protection. And what is the difference between a typical overcurrent protective device and a ground-fault circuit interrupter?
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.”