News | January 23, 2012

Changes To NFPA 79 Electrical Standard Explained

Understanding the latest requirements for electrical safety to industrial machinery is critical to accident prevention and unplanned shutdowns. Properly addressing the unique fire and shock hazards associated with industrial machines can help safeguard workers, equipment, and work-in-progress.

Join us for a 45-minute educational webinar presented by John Kovacik, principal engineer for Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and a recognized authority on the standard. This webinar will provide you with a deeper understanding of changes made in NFPA 79 to address advances in new technologies – spelling out essential protection for operators, facilities, and work-in-progress for a full spectrum of equipment.

Attending this webinar will help you make, more informed decisions about industrial machinery safety. You'll learn about:

  • New definitions and revised rules for expanded wireless and cableless technology that align with IEC 60204-1.
  • New sections recognizing deadly arc flash and stored energy hazards to protect workers and correlate with the 2012 NFPA 70E.
  • New rules for selecting overcurrent devices for motors, and the important addition of a 90 degree C temperature column to the conductor ampacity table.
  • A new section addressing concerns from the field details conditions where Appliance Wiring Material (AWM) can be used as special cables with clarifications on determining suitability for use under specific conditions.

Wednesday, January 25th at 2:00PM Eastern (11:00AM Pacific)

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SOURCE: Evoqua Water Technologies (now part of Xylem)