Lakeland Engineering is committed to providing the most up-to-date information to our partners. In an effort to continuously promote safety, a main pillar of our organization, we have paired with suppliers like Eaton/Bussmann that are focused on making compliance and safety simple for our customers.
With some states already beginning to implement the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC®), it’s important to understand the various NEC code changes to ensure your organization is compliant.
Eaton/Bussmann has outlined the top seven need-to-know items regarding the recent NEC updates.
- Increased shock protection and expanded requirements for GFCIs, tamper-resistance, and panel board barriers.
- Modified definition of a “structure” to clarify electrical vehicle chargers and equipment where one of more branch circuits is required.
- Service entrance equipment that is rated 1200 amps or more must be labeled to help with proper PPE selection.
- Short-circuit currents must be clearly marked and documented at the install location, and additional equipment SCCCR requirements have been made. Read additional information about this topic in Bussmann’s full overview.
- Marking and documenting the available fault current for additional power distribution equipment.
- Updating surge protection requirements for equipment such as fire pump controllers, wind generation systems, and disconnects that supply emergency system loads.
- Full maintenance updates are required for emergency systems.
For more information on the seven things you need to know regarding the 2017 NEC code changes, download the brochure from Eaton/Bussmann.