• Do I need to test exit signs which have a battery backup but are also on Emergency generator power?

    Healthcare facility
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  • What PPE Category is Required in Verifying Zero Energy?

    As it pertains to NFPA 70E's requirement of placing a device, piece of equipment etc in a "Electrically Safe State", you turn off a breaker to a light switch or outlet. The next step is to verify via a meter that the ...
    last modified by carledge
  • Fire protection requirements for a Ship-to-Ship (STS) transfer operation

    Dear Sir,   We are working on the fire protection system for a Ship-to-Ship (STS) transfer operation is the cargo transfer between two ships that are moored alongside each other. Types of cargo transferred via ...
    last modified by chong
  • Will a receptacle outlet mounted below a kitchen wall mounted counter top be counted as one of the required receptacle outlets in the 2020 NEC for section 210.52(C)(3)?

    The wording in the 2017 NEC regarding physically impaired and totally flat counter tops at islands and peninsulas has been removed. 
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  • Transformer tap changer

    I have small storage room which has 75kVA transformer 480V to 208/120V three phase with tap changer primary side.  The transformer secondary feeds Panel A in the same room.   The Panel A feeds receptacles,...
    last modified by apurvadave
  • NEC 334 Nonmetallic

    NEC 334 Nonmetallic – sheathed cable (Romax) Type NM / NMC & NMS. What does the B stand for in NM- B cable? Aluminum or copper clad aluminum manufactures, are sending this information and it can not be fou...
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  • NFPA 20:2019 - Sizing Circuit Breaker from Fire Pump Panel

    We are designing to use a circuit breaker with only magnetic unit trip protection for a single fire pump (without a jockey pump).Should the FRAME of the circuit breaker meet the rated current OR...
    last modified by bindim
  • Don't mess around with compliance at a BHO lab...

    Watch the guys on the ladder   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg36duyIsAs   
    created by chiefns830
  • NFPA 20

    I am not sure this goes to fire protection system.  I have dedicated utility service that feed service rated fire pump controller to fire pump.  I need to know the circuit breaker internal in the fire pump c...
    last modified by apurvadave
  • NFPA 79 Wording/meaning

    I am just making sure I am reading this properly.  Could use an outside opinion.   In NFPA 79 Where color is used for identification, the color shall be used throughout the length of the conductor...
    last modified by jlassiter
  • LV control  panel primary and secondary  fusing

    In low voltage control panels ( typically 120 VAC PLC panels )  how can the code be correctly applied for fusing from a control transformer to loads such as electronic modules.  One main fuse from the line s...
    last modified by jz2018
  • Electrical Safety Program Assistance Needed

    I need assistance from someone who specializes in electrical safety programs in a test lab environment where both technicians and engineers are working on and testing medium voltage equipment at an electrica...
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  • Can I use 20 AWG multiple conductor cable in a raceway for control/signal circuits?

    I have a light tower and emergency stop button mounted 50 ft from the system enclosure.  The current for the light tower is 300mA at 24VDC.  I want to use a 20 AWG multiple conductor cable in a raceway to co...
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  • Does a 24VDC enclosure light circuit need dedicated circuit protrection?

    There is a 24VDC LED light bar and a door switch in my enclosure which turns the light on/off depending if the door is open or closed respectively.  My question is does the light need its own ...
    last modified by kkelly
  • Hazard Evaluation NEC Dust Area

    Hi, I'm looking for a certified company who could make me a hazard evaluation for a silo area, and manufacturing area too for the cornmeal factory. Could you recommend me one, please? 
    last modified by erasmo.salima
  • NFPA 101 - Emergency lighting

    NFPA 101 requests 10.8 Lux for emergency lighting. I am just wondering if this applies to large open space too ? if we have 50m2 open plan office, do I still need to achieve the 10.8 lux or a lower lux level is requir...
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  • Year of origin and code language for dedicated microwave circuit

    Could you provide me with the code year, section, and language that first required a dedicated circuit for a microwave oven in a residential setting? My library of NFPA-70 does not go back that far. Thanks, R. Clem ...
    last modified by clem
  • Intrinsically Safe Listing for Zone 21

    I am looking at a portable hand-held instrument for use in a Class I, Div. 2, Group B,C,D (Zone 1) and Class II, Div. 1, Groups F,G (Zone 21) area. The instrument I am looking at has the following listing. I am able t...
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  • Outlets in Lockers

    Is it permissible to provide NEMA 5-15R or NEMA 5-20R outlets in lockers that can be locked by the user? If so or if not, can you cite the articles in NFPA 70 to support your statement?
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  • Machinery electrical enclosure clearances

    We had some machinery installed by the OEM. The safety control enclosure is installed under the machine with a 5' head clearance. Also you have duck under frame work and then lean over a large vacuum pump and then the...
    last modified by ron.olthoff