First a little background. As some of you know I am the facility electrician at a county jail. This facility is composed of 30 buildings.
We had one of our minimum security buildings redone with new AC equipment. This building is an open dorm style with no cells.
There is an emergency generator that powers the egress lighting and the smoke evac system. The smoke evac system is required by the state to be on generator power.
What happen was the contractor was supposed to buy and install two breakers to put in the MDP for two of the AC units. What he did instead was install two breakers in spaces in the emergency panel. I guess they were cheaper than the MDP breakers. So now we got two of 7 ac units being powered from the emergency panel.
I figure thats a violation of 700.9 at the very least. Having a non emergency load in the emergency panel. Anyone here agree with me?
Thanks for any help.