Maintenance
Ken Sellars

NEC Changes Part 3: Use and Identification of Grounded Conductors

National Electric Code, Article 200 – Use and Identification of Grounded Conductors Ahhh, the often ill-referred-to grounded conductor. People often incorrectly refer to these conductors as neutrals, commons, “the white wire,” and a host of other trade slang terms. To clear the mud, Article 200 defines grounded conductors as “a system or circuit conductor that is intentionally grounded.” (NEC Article

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Maintenance
Ken Sellars

NEC Changes Part 2: Space in Electrical Rooms and Panic Hardware

Two significant changes occurred in the 2020 National Electrical Code. They revolve around required space for entrance and egress, as well as requirements for panic door hardware.   We will discuss both of these changes, located in Article 110.26, Spaces About Electrical Equipment.  Entrance and Egress Requirements – 110.26(C)(2) When the electrical room includes “large equipment,” entrance and egress requirements

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COVID
Hugh Hoagland

NEW CDC Guidelines on Disinfecting Respirators

We do not expect the CDC to issue guidelines on arc flash PPE. But most manufacturers provide some guidance now.  Most of the guidance states not to share PPE without laundering. We have been fielding questions and trying to provide guidance on the different proposed methods people are wanting to use.  We cannot guarantee the efficacy of any method, but

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Burning Questions
Hugh Hoagland

Cleaning and Using Hand Sanitizers on ASTM D120 Rubber Insulating Gloves (VR Gloves)

Background: Rubber insulating gloves, also called VR Gloves (voltage rated gloves) or RIGS (Rubber Insulated Gloves), are critical to shock protection which is the most common fatal hazard of electrical work.  They are typically made of a highly refined natural or synthetic latex rubber and are either solvent dipped or water solution dipped.  The solvent dipped versions are typically the

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Burning Questions
Hugh Hoagland

Arc Flash Minute: Can I Use Lysol Spray to Disinfect Arc Flash Hoods?

NEW INFO: After our testing to check on the flammability of this product it has come to our attention from NSA’s Will Vereen who called the Lysol company, that this is not a recommended use of their spray and the method we used on the bottle is not certified by the EPA to be effective on Corona-virus.  They are ONLY

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