McGraw-Hill's National Electrical Code Handbook

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  • Copyright: 1996-05-01
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Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introduction to the National Electrical Codep. xi
Brief History of the National Electrical Codep. xiii
About the 1996 NE Codep. xv
Highlights of the 1996 NE Code Changesp. xix
Introductionp. 1
Definitionsp. 11
Requirements for Electrical Installationsp. 46
Use and Identification of Grounded Conductorsp. 85
Branch Circuitsp. 92
Feedersp. 163
Branch-Circuit, Feeder, and Service Calculationsp. 173
Outside Branch Circuits and Feedersp. 222
Servicesp. 230
Overcurrent Protectionp. 290
Groundingp. 337
Surge Arrestersp. 482
Wiring Methodsp. 487
Temporary Wiringp. 531
Conductors for General Wiringp. 543
Cable Traysp. 587
Open Wiring on Insulatorsp. 600
Messenger Supported Wiringp. 602
Concealed Knob-and-Tube Wiringp. 602
Integrated Gas Spacer Cable Type IGSp. 604
Medium Voltage Cable Type MVp. 605
Flat Conductor Cable Type FCCp. 607
Mineral-Insulated, Metal-Sheathed Cablep. 608
Electrical Nonmetallic Tubingp. 612
Armored Cablep. 615
Metal-Clad Cablep. 623
Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cablep. 627
Shielded Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cablep. 636
Service-Entrance Cablep. 636
Underground Feeder and Branch-Circuit Cablep. 642
Power and Control Tray Cablep. 645
Nonmetallic Extensionsp. 648
Intermediate Metal Conduitp. 648
Rigid Metal Conduitp. 651
Rigid Nonmetallic Conduitp. 659
Electrical Metallic Tubingp. 668
Flexible Metallic Tubingp. 673
Flexible Metal Conduitp. 674
Liquidtight Flexible Metal Conduit and Liquidtight Flexible Nonmetallic Conduitp. 678
Surface Metal Raceways and Surface Nonmetallic Racewaysp. 683
Multioutlet Assemblyp. 684
Underfloor Racewaysp. 686
Cellular Metal Floor Racewaysp. 687
Cellular Concrete Floor Racewaysp. 689
Metal Wireways and Nonmetallic Wirewaysp. 691
Flat Cable Assembliesp. 694
Buswaysp. 694
Cablebusp. 706
Outlet, Device, Pull and Junction Boxes, Conduit Bodies and Fittingsp. 707
Cabinets, Cutout Boxes, and Meter Socket Enclosuresp. 744
Auxiliary Guttersp. 751
Switchesp. 755
Switchboards and Panelboardsp. 766
Flexible Cords and Cablesp. 793
Fixture Wiresp. 798
Lighting Fixtures, Lampholders, Lamps, and Receptaclesp. 800
Lighting Systems Operating at 30 Volts or Lessp. 834
Appliancesp. 834
Fixed Electric Space-Heating Equipmentp. 843
Fixed Outdoor Electric De-Icing and Snow-Melting Equipmentp. 860
Fixed Electric Heating Equipment for Pipelines and Vesselsp. 865
Motors, Motor Circuits, and Controllersp. 865
Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Equipmentp. 946
Generatorsp. 968
Transformers and Transformer Vaultsp. 970
Phase Convertersp. 1006
Capacitorsp. 1007
Resistors and Reactorsp. 1017
Storage Batteriesp. 1018
Hazardous (Classified) Locationsp. 1021
Class I Locationsp. 1031
Class II Locationsp. 1075
Class III Locationsp. 1083
Intrinsically Safe Systemsp. 1084
Class I, Zone 0, 1, and 2 Locationsp. 1085
Commercial Garages, Repair and Storagep. 1087
Aircraft Hangarsp. 1091
Gasoline Dispensing and Service Stationsp. 1091
Bulk Storage Plantsp. 1098
Spray Application, Dipping, and Coating Processesp. 1100
Health Care Facilitiesp. 1102
Places of Assemblyp. 1121
Theaters, Audience Areas of Motion Picture and Television Studios, and Similar Locationsp. 1122
Carnivals, Circuses, Fairs, and Similar Eventsp. 1127
Motion Picture and Television Studios and Similar Locationsp. 1127
Motion Picture Projectorsp. 1128
Agricultural Buildingsp. 1131
Mobile Homes, Manufactured Homes, and Mobile Home Parksp. 1133
Recreational Vehicles and Recreational Vehicle Parksp. 1137
Floating Buildingsp. 1137
Marinas and Boatyardsp. 1138
Electric Signs and Outline Lightingp. 1145
Manufactured Wiring Systemsp. 1147
Office Furnishingsp. 1149
Cranes and Hoistsp. 1151
Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators, Moving Walks, Wheelchair Lifts, and Stairway Chairliftsp. 1152
Electric Weldersp. 1153
Sound-Recording and Similar Equipmentp. 1154
Information Technology Equipmentp. 1156
Pipe Organsp. 1164
X-ray Equipmentp. 1164
Induction and Dielectric Heating Equipmentp. 1165
Electrolytic Cellsp. 1168
Industrial Machineryp. 1170
Swimming Pools, Fountains, and Similar Installationsp. 1170
Solar Photovoltaic Systemsp. 1205
Emergency Systemsp. 1207
Legally Required Standby Systemsp. 1224
Optional Standby Systemsp. 1224
Interconnected Electric Power Production Sourcesp. 1226
Over 600 Volts, Nominal, Generalp. 1227
Circuits and Equipment Operating at Less Than 50 Voltsp. 1254
Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 Remote-Control, Signaling, and Power Limited Circuitsp. 1255
Fire Alarm Systemsp. 1272
Optical Fiber Cables and Racewaysp. 1272
Closed-Loop and Programmed Power Distributionp. 1276
Communications Circuitsp. 1277
Radio and Television Equipmentp. 1277
Tablesp. 1279
Examplesp. 1281
Index follows Chapter 9
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