NEC Equipment Audit
The National Electrical Code (NEC) also known as the NFPA 70 is the code book for electrical installations. As stated in Article 90.1, “The purpose of this Code is the practical safeguarding of persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity.”
As facilities age and are maintained over time, it is far too common that your equipment is no longer installed and maintained per National Electrical Code requirements. So where do you start to address this important safety initiative?
Herzig Engineering can help by documenting and cataloging your equipment through photographs and naming conventions. During this process we will identify code issues such as but no limited to:
- Undersized Conductors or Overcurrent Protective Devices (per AIC ratings)
- Missing Knockouts or Improperly Fastened Equipment Covers
- General Housekeeping and Clearance Issues
- Improper Terminations
- Evidence of Impending Failure (such as evidence of arcing or melting)
- Improper Ratings of Electrical Equipment (per applicable industry codes and standards)
- Improper Grounding and Bonding
- Improper Use of Temporary Wiring
- Classification of Hazardous Locations
- Improper Signage
- Proper Identification of Branch Circuits
- And Much More!
The scope of the audit will be determined by you! We can go into as much detail on this audit as needed.