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.
Wiring methods for Class I, Division 2 locations are addressed in Section 501.10(B) of the NEC. Here, in addition to those wiring methods that are permitted for Class I, Division 1 installations in Section 501.10(A), the NEC covers other wiring methods that are permitted for Class I, Division 2.
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.”
As the debate on the frequency and magnitude of storms being caused by climate change continues, the bottom line is that we are seeing far more extensive damage being sustained due to high winds, flooding, and fires.