Lesson 1: 2017 NEC Changes: A New Process and Five New Articles (RV-11104)
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) used a new process for considering changes to the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC). The NEC revision process will be briefly discussed. Additionally, the 2017 NEC will have five new articles covering Fixed Resistance and Electrode Industrial Process Heating Equipment, Large-Scale Photovoltaic (PV) Electric Supply Stations, Energy Storage Systems, Stand-Alone Systems, and Direct Current Microgrids.
Lesson 2: 2017 NEC Changes: General Requirements (RV-11105)
Chapter 1 of the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) contains definitions and general requirements for electrical installations. Several definitions were added, revised or relocated in the 2017 NEC. New and revised requirements for equipment installation, labeling, certification and working space will also be discussed.
o Identify what article 425 fixed resistance and electrode process heating equipment covers and what it does not cover.
o differentiate between PV systems and large-scale PV electric power production facilities.
o locate installation requirements for energy storage systems,
o recognize different types of stand-alone systems, define a micro-grid, and
o locate installation requirements for direct current micro-grids.
o Explain the rules in the NEC Style Manual for definition placement in the 2017 NEC.
o Recognize the changes made to the definition of accessible readily, or what we know in the industry as readily accessible.
o Identify the new location of definitions associated with hazardous locations.
o Define new and revised terms used in the 2017 NEC.
o We'll also locate the requirements for reconditioned equipment.
o Apply the new torque requirements for connections. Locate the new working space requirements for limited access installations.
o Describe the requirements for labeling service equipment
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Vince started his electrical career in IBEW Local Union #3, New York City, as a helper and progressed to journeyman and foreman electrician before relocating to Florida. He became licensed as a master electrician in the State of Florida in 1993 and operated a successful electrical contracting business. Vince is also licensed by the State of Florida as a residential and commercial building & electrical inspector and plans examiner. He is certified by ICC as a residential and commercial electrical inspector and plans examiner. Vince holds an Associates degree in Electronic Engineering and Electrical Maintenance Technology from Penn Foster College. Vince currently works for eti Conformity Services as a Resident Compliance Specialist. For 11 years prior to joining eti Conformity Services he was employed by the City of Port St. Lucie as a building inspector and plans examiner. During that time he also taught first year electrical apprentice class at Indian River State College. Vince is the IAEI Florida Chapter Education Chairman, an IAEI Florida Chapter Board of Director, and IAEI Southern Section Assistant Secretary Treasurer. He also sits on UL STP Panels 4 AC & MC Cable, 248 Fuses, 414 Meters, and 857 Busways. Vince is a principal member of NFPA 70 CMP 7 and alternate member of CMP 12.