NFPA 79: Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery
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What is NFPA 79?
NFPA 79: Document Scope
1.1* Scope. A.1.1 In this standard, the term electrical includes both electrical and electronic equipment. Requirements that apply only to electronic equipment are so identified. The general terms machine and machinery as used throughout this standard mean industrial machinery. See Annex C for examples of industrial machines covered by this standard. The publications referenced throughout Annex A are listed in Annex J with their appropriate dates of issue. 1.1.1 The provisions of this standard shall apply to the electrical/electronic equipment, apparatus, or systems of industrial machines operating from a nominal voltage of 600 volts or less, and commencing at the point of connection of the supply to the electrical equipment of the machine. 1.1.2* This standard does not include the additional requirements for machines intended for use in hazardous (classified) locations. A.1.1.2 For additional requirements for machines intended to be used in hazardous (classified) areas, see NFPA 70, Article 500.
NFPA 79 provides safeguards for industrial machinery to protect operators, equipment, facilities, and work-in-progress from fire and electrical hazards. Official document scope
What does NFPA 79 address?
Requirements apply to electrical/electronic equipment, apparatus, or systems supplied as part of industrial machines operating from a nominal voltage of 600 volts or less, and commencing at the point of connection of the supply to the electrical equipment of the machine.

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