In this 8 hour 2017 NEC Montana electrical continuing education course we will started with an intro to the changes, then tackle the new review process, Article 90, provide an overview of code-wide changes, identify the new articles for 2017, and end this section with a primer on how the code is organized.
The next section covers chapter 1, the shortest chapter in the NEC, comprising Article 100 Definitions and Article 110 Requirements for Electrical Installations, which are the two Articles that apply to all other chapters of the NEC.
For Chapter 2: Wiring and Protection, we will take a look at changes to grounding and bonding regulations, overcurrent protections, feeders, and branch circuits.
In the next section we will provide updates to Chapter 3: Wiring Methods and Materials, including sections concerning protecting wiring from physical damage, conductors for general wiring, the listing requirements for cable wiring methods, and which uses are not permitted, and cable types.
The last section will cover Chapter 7: Special Conditions, looking at updates to sections including emergency systems, required standby systems, optional standby systems, and fire alarm systems.
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- Approved By: Montana State Electrical Board
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