IAEI Magazine September/October 2020 Issue
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September/October 2020

In this issue, IAEI Magazine navigates NEC Article 517, Health Care Facilities, and how electrical systems and equipment within these facilities are maintained and inspected. Plus, circuit labeling of modular systems, corrosion and dissimilar metals, and automotive lift inspections are also covered.

Features

This article covers the theory behind the safety procedures necessary for these installations so the patient, the nurses, the doctors, and all others in close proximity will not be subject to spurious electrical currents and other similar hazards during the course of treatment.
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Article 517 of the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) covers requirements to the construction and installation of electrical equipment in health care facilities. Careful planning, design, engineering, installation, and inspection is critical for health care facility electrical system installations.
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This article informs local jurisdictions, first responders, utility companies, and healthcare facilities on: healthcare facility preparedness standards and challenges and methods for prioritizing assistance to hospitals, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities during power outages.
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In this article, we will deal with National Electrical Code (NEC) and other basic electrical requirements for marijuana extraction facilities and how the inspector can avoid some of the common pitfalls. For starters, we need to determine how the NEC interrelates with other codes and go from there.
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When an IREC staff member asked our committee to identify the primary elements for approval of a residential PV design we identified three: structural, fire and electrical. There can be some crossover between the elements.
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For this guidance document, cleaning refers to the physical removal of dirt and grime, and in the process, some portion of germs on a given surface. Disinfecting refers to eliminating a high percentage of germs on a surface or rendering them incapable of reproducing.
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Although circuit ID labeling may be standard practice for conventional “pipe & wire” electrical installations, modular plug-n-play wiring systems can be more beneficial over the practice of pre-labeling system components with circuit IDs before they are shipped to and installed at a site.
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Currently credentialed by ANSI and recognized as an Accredited Standards Developer and Product Certification Organization, ALI sponsors several nationally recognized automotive lift safety standards and offers third-party certification programs for automotive lifts and lift inspection providers.
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Corrosion and Dissimilar Metals — Electrical Raceway Selection

A general requirement for the protection of electrical products against corrosion and deterioration is in 300.6 of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®). Essentially, all equipment must be suitable for the environment where it will be installed.
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It is no secret that the fire and life safety industry is exponentially growing, and opening up opportunities for contractors, electricians, and inspectors to advance into new territory. With the expansion of the industry, it’s a perfect opportunity to get involved and reap the benefits of the growth.
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The results of IAEI’s 2019 inaugural Workforce Survey are in. More than 1,500 individuals participated in this workforce survey, which was conducted online in November 2019. In part one, we’ll take a look at the local authority having jurisdiction — everything from their job duties and continuing education requirements to their reported annual salaries.
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Columns

To help understand how to apply the NEC in the healthcare environment better, we must first understand how these healthcare facility-governing bodies decide what the minimum performance standards must be.
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Disconnects are found throughout nearly all electrical systems, including PV power systems. These disconnects provide a means to separate various portions of a circuit or equipment from other portions of the circuit or equipment in the same system.
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The 2020 NEC correlation to UL product Certifications (Listings) is now available on the UL Product iQ™ database at productiq.ul.com. Product iQ includes the ability to search for correlations among UL Certified products to 16 North American model installation codes.
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We would like to briefly explain to IAEI Magazine readers how we go about revising the NESC as 5G hits the market. But first, two points need to be addressed. What is the difference between 4G and 5G technologies and what drives the commercial pressure to deploy the latter?
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According to federal regulations, electrical equipment in the workplace must be approved, identified, listed, or labeled by an OSHA-accredited Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
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P.O.V.

IAEI President/CEO Rudy Garza writes about upcoming training intiatives for 2021.
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The editor-in-chief discusses the importance of healthcare facilities in today's world.
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