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NFPA 70®: National Electrical Code® (NEC®) Looseleaf, 2011 Edition

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NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) Looseleaf, 2011 Edition
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    Watch NFPA®'s interview with Donny Cook, Chief Electrical Inspector, Shelby County Department of Developmental Services, Shelby County, AL, to hear him discuss the 2011 NEC®.

"The NEC is truly everybody's Code. The NEC sets up a minimum basis for safety, and it reacts to the latest knowledge. If the general public understood how the latest NEC protects us all from electrical hazards, people would insist on it.

One of the most significant changes in the 2011 NEC is the creation of new Article 694 concerning small wind electric systems.

 
Now that there are governmental incentives, more users will want to take advantage of these systems, and we need to ensure safety by making sure they're properly installed, inspected, and approved. The easy-to-use requirements in Article 694 help people make use of energy saving technologies.

Another timesaving solution in the 2011 NEC is the addition of new Article 399 containing prescriptive requirements for overhead distribution systems for large users. This allows designers, installers, and inspectors to conduct and approve an installation for non-utility-owned equipment based on the NEC. Time is money, and this expanded NEC coverage for premises wiring is extremely practical."

          

    Watch NFPA's interview with Jim Pauley, Vice President, Industry and Government Relations, Schneider Electric, to hear him discuss the benefits of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code®.           

    Watch NFPA's interview with Donald Bliss, President & COO, NI2 Center for Infrastructure Expertise, to hear him discuss the benefits of the NEC, as well as its relation to NFPA 1600®: Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs.

James Carpenter states:

"Electrical professionals need to keep up with the ever-changing technology and requirements of the industry, and homeowners and building owners should know how the 2011 National Electrical Code protects lives and property from electrical hazards. The NEC strives to keep up with technology and new ways of doing things. For example, wind power and solar power are becoming more popular energy sources and the 2011 NEC provides rules and regulations to keep alternate energy systems safe. In my career as an electrical inspector, I've recognized the dangers of incorrect installation practices that have led to fires and or shock hazards. Following the latest NEC would alleviate these risks."

James Carpenter,
Retired CEO and Executive Director,
International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI)


Susan Newman Scearce states:

"The NEC is THE key element in making our world a safer place to live, work, worship, and play. It's a daily tool in my role as an electrical inspector. The electrical industry unites together to guide, mentor, and revise the Code. We strive to apply it correctly to prevent tragedies rather than react to them. As a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, I'm involved on a Code panel that examines the NEC from the enforcement, application, and utilization perspectives.

The 2011 NEC incorporates knowledge gained from many sources throughout the field -- and will improve Code users' ability to apply the rules with new definitions and expanded marking specifications. The 2011 Code improves safety with new requirements for field-marking equipment with available short-circuit current, a new exception added to working space about electrical equipment to address meter sockets, and expanded clarification of lighting source for working space. Without continuously developing the NEC, the electrical industry as a whole would be diminished in its effectiveness and ability to protect consumers. The 2011 NEC is the sole implement we need in our goal for electrical safety."

Susan Newman Scearce,
Deputy Electrical Inspector,
State of Tennessee


Jack Wells states:

"The NEC is important as a facilitator to ensure that new technologies -- with the purpose of making us less dependent on fossil fuels -- in fact can be used safely. Failure to adopt the National Electrical Code in its most recent edition may well present obstacles to implementing some of the national priorities we have to switch to renewable energy resources."

Jack Wells,
Vice President-Corporate Development,
Pass & Seymour/Legrand,
Pinehurst, NC

2014 NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) Essentials 3-day Seminar

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