From health care centers in pharmacies to major health care hospitals, anyone who is not intimately familiar with the intricacies of medical headwalls, major electrical equipment [such as cardiac catheterization, cat scans, magnetic resonance imagining (MRI)], or even just the installation and supply of operating lights, is in for a real lesson in humility.
As we continue to learn more about the COVID-19 virus, Members of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) are receiving questions regarding the cleaning and disinfecting of electrical equipment.
Article 517 contains requirements to safeguard people and property from the hazards that electricity presents, but it also contains requirements for meeting the demand on the electrical system in a healthcare type occupancy.
Resilience to power outages begins with the healthcare facility and its leadership. Facilities that prepare and plan for the unexpected will be less likely to have catastrophic failures and will be able to request and receive temporary assets faster if needed.
Marijuana extraction is a method of combining flammable liquids with marijuana and extracting potent compounds from the plant, usually in the form of cannabis oil. It is a process that is complicated, and installations should be left to qualified electrical contractors since it involves classified (explosionproof) areas, specialized wiring, and expensive equipment.
A fire alarm system is identified in Section 1.3.1(1)(a) and (b): Household fire alarm systems and protected premises (local) fire alarm systems.
Article 517 of the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) covers requirements to the construction and installation of electrical equipment in health care facilities.
When the IREC staff member asked our committee to identify the primary elements for approval of a residential PV design we identified three: structural, fire, and electrical.
Selecting materials for electrical installations in environments that are or could be corrosive can be challenging.
PV disconnects provide a means to separate various portions of a circuit or equipment from other portions of the circuit or equipment in the same system.