• New NFPA Journal Podcast discusses NEC changes for 2017

    The April NFPA Journal Podcast episode is now available for download on iTunes, Google Play, and other podcast platforms. The episode features NFPA electrical engineers and code specialists Mark Earley and Jeff Sarge...
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  • Richard G. Biermann Award for Outstanding Contributions to the National Electrical Code

    At this year's NFPA Conference and Expo, the NFPA Electrical Section will be awarding the first Richard G. Biermann Award for outstanding service to the National Electrical Code. Today, our library located this articl...
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  • May/June 2015 In Compliance: NFPA 70

    Power Oriented   A look at the 2017 NEC. BY Jeffrey Sargent   AS THE 2014 EDITION OF the National Electrical Code® approaches mid-cycle, nine new articles have been proposed for the 2017 edition of th...
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  • NOV/DEC 2015 IN COMPLIANCE: NFPA 70

    Safe Home Alabama   Fighting off a bid to remove arc fault circuit interrupters from the state's building code. BY JEFFREY SARGENT   IN SEPTEMBER, the Alabama Energy and Residential Code Board met to consid...
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  • NEC Article 511

    wiring method for commercial garage with adjacent sales office and apartmentThis question is Not Answered.(Mark as assumed answered) Charles Deangelis Jan 26, 2016 3:43 PM       A commercial buil...
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  • Harnessing the Power of Wind

      Harnessing the power of wind is an intriguing idea, but far from new. Wind power was used to propel ships to the new world in 1492. With conventional fossil fueled generators, after you buy the generator, you ...
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  • 110-Years of Electrical Manufacturers Associations

    The American Electrical Manufacturers Association formed on August 16, 1905 consisting of just (12) New York area electrical manufacturers.  The organization changed its name to the Electrical Manufacturers Club ...
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  • NEMA FRP 1-2015 The Importance of Licensing, Permitting & Inspection

    NEMA Publishes NEMA FRP 1-2015 The Importance of Licensing, Permitting, and Inspection to NEMA Member Companies - NEMA   The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA FRP 1-2015 The Im...
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  • The Passing of a Legend - John D Minick

    John Minick Obituary - Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home | Grand Prairie TX   John David Minick passed away October 8, 2015. He was born October 31, 1943 in Dallas, Texas to Christopher and Mary Minick.  John...
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  • New NEC Article

    Advantages from utility-scale solar PV technologies | Solar | Generation and Storage | Energy Central
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  • Safe Electrical Installations=Effective Fire Protection W24

    Please join the Electrical Section for this panel discussion on Wednesday at 11:00-12:30 in Room 502 ab. The panel will consist of 13 presenters who will present a variety of industry perspectives on how a broad spect...
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  • Certification of PV Systems-NEC Compliance and Safety of First Responders T23

    John discussed UL standards for safety evaluation of PV equipment. He also reported on recent research performed by UL, including hazards that first responders may face. He also addressed current requirements for rapi...
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  • Requirements for Microgrids and Energy Storage M23

    John Kovacik chaired the NEC DC task group. For the current cycle, the task group developed three proposed new articles for consideration by CMP 13. The new articles are: Article 706-Energy Storage Article 710-Micro...
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  • 2017 NEC First Draft Report

    I am pleased to announce that the NEC First Draft Report is available at www.nfpa.org/70next. This is several weeks earlier than scheduled! I am developing online training on how to navigate the report, including how ...
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  • 70E Requirements and Electrical Injury Research Findings

    Later to day, come to session T55 on Tuesday at 2:00-3:00 to review current NFPA 70E requirements and hear about the research findings related to electrical injuries.  Room S502ab.
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  • NFPA 3 & 4 Office Hours

    Check out this edition of Office Hours which provides an overview of the concepts of Commissioning an Integrated System Testing in accordance with NFPA 3 and 4.   https://youtu.be/vUx8GPlmoPI
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  • Receptacle outlets in meeting rooms ?

    A requirement mandating receptacle outlets be installed in meeting rooms may be included in the 2017 NEC. Code Making Panel 2 has developed a first revision that would require a minimum number of receptacle outlets to...
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  • Tightening torque requirement in the 2017 NEC?

    A tightening torque requirement may be included in the 2017 NEC. Code Making Panel 1 has developed a first revision that would require a calibrated torque tool to be used to achieve the indicated torque value, indicat...
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  • TURN IT OFF

    Most conversations I have regarding electrical safety in the workplace relate to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). And I usually begin my side of the conversation with two questions: Is the energized work justified...
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  • Arc-flash hazard warning

    The arc-flash hazard warning requirements in 110.16 may be expanded in the 2017 NEC. Code Making Panel 1 has developed a first revision based on the requirements in the 2015 edition of NFPA 70E that would require addi...
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