NFPA 791: Recommended Practice and Procedures for Unlabeled Electrical Equipment Evaluation
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What is NFPA 791?
NFPA 791: Document Scope
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This document covers recommended procedures for evaluating unlabeled electrical equipment for compliance with nationally recognized standards and any requirements of the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ). 1.1.2 This document does not cover procedures for evaluations relating to product certification systems that result in listed and labeled products.
NFPA 791 covers recommended procedures for evaluating unlabeled electrical equipment for compliance with nationally recognized standards. Official document scope
What does NFPA 791 address?
Criteria provide guidance to third-party field evaluation bodies (FEBs) on how to perform evaluations of unlabeled electrical equipment in a consistent and reliable manner, thus assisting regulating authorities who make product and related installation approval decisions and facilitating acceptance of the results. Specific areas covered include pre-site preparation, construction inspection, electrical testing, and reporting, and documentation.Table Of Contents.
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NFPA 791 did not receive any comments and the committee determined, through a Second Draft meeting, that no further revisions are necessary. Therefore, NFPA 791 shall be forwarded directly to the Standards Council for action in accordance with Section 4.7 (see also 4.5.2.5 and 4.4.8.4). Anyone wishing to appeal the issuance of NFPA 791 can do so by June 21, 2013 to the Secretary, Standards Council.
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