2017 NEC: Special Conditions And Communication Systems—Significant Changes in the 2017 NEC, Part 10.
What is the difference between NFPA 70 and NEC?
What is the difference between NFPA 70 (NEC®) and NFPA 70E? The National Electrical Code® is generally considered an electrical installation document and protects employees under normal circumstances. NFPA 70E is intended to provide guidance with respect to electrical safe work practices.
What is the purpose of the NFPA 70?
Adopted in all 50 states, NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC) is the benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to protect people and property from electrical hazards.
What does the NEC cover?
The National Electrical Code (NEC), or NFPA 70, is a regionally adoptable standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment in the United States. It is part of the National Fire Code series published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a private trade association.
What does Chapter 2 of the National Electrical Code cover?
Chapter 2 provides the general rules for wiring and protection of conductors. The rules in this chapter apply to all electrical installations covered by the NEC—except as modified in Chapters 5, 6, and 7.
What does Chapter 7 of the NEC cover?
Chapter 7, which covers special conditions, is the third of the NEC chapters that deal with special topics. As we have seen, Chapters 5 and 6 cover special occupancies and special equipment respectively.
What does NEC stand for?
A: NEC is not an acronym and does not stand for any other names. The company was originally as Nippon Electric Company, and officially became NEC Corporation in 1983.
Is the National Electrical Code a law?
The National Electrical Code (NEC) codifies the minimum requirements for safe electrical installations in a single, standardized source. While the NEC is not itself a U.S. law, the NEC is commonly mandated by state or local law.
Is NFPA 70 legal?
So while the NFPA 70E standard itself is not law, it establishes the safety guidelines which enable employers to comply with OSHA laws dealing with electrical workplace safety and required employee electrical safety training.