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Changes to NFPA 79 Electrical Standard Explained


Understanding the latest requirements for electrical safety to industrial machinery is critical to prevent accidents and unplanned shutdowns. Properly addressing the unique fire and shock hazards associated with industrial machines will help safegaurd workers, equipment, and work-in-progress. View this 45-minute educational webinar presented by John Kovacik, principal engineer for Underwater Labratories (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 better more informed decisions about industrial machine safety. More specifically, 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 first-time 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.

Date Recorded: 6/25/2019