NFPA Journal addresses changes to terms in NEC

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Oct 2, 2013

!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019affbc8f59970d-500wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019affbc8f59970d-500wi|alt=ECB509396565434E83C0C672EF268055.ashx|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=ECB509396565434E83C0C672EF268055.ashx|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef019affbc8f59970d!The 2014 edition of the NEC includes important changes related to health care facilities designed to bring the electrical infrastructure requirements in line with the electrical power needs of current health care practices. A key change focuses on the terms used in those requirements. For example, the term “emergency system” was deleted, and the essential electrical system of a hospital now consists of the equipment branch, the life safety branch, and the critical branch. For more on the changes to health care requirements in the NEC, read Jeffrey Sargent's column "Term Update" in the September/October issue of NFPA Journal.