So what do I have to do to get people to respond to me? Its very disheartening to not get a single response after a week. Is it cause Im new? I was really looking for some input on article 409 of the 2005 NEC. Still could use some help, since this report is due in a few days. Thanks for anyone who actually responds.
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[This message has been edited by winnie (edited 09-21-2005).]
Bless your heart my child, I did a search on your user name and you seem to have ask the same question twice in two different threads.
Im doing a report on article 409 of the new 2005 NEC. I was wondering if anyone had any insight into how businesses have reacted to the new article, and what they have done to comply with the new regulation. And comments would be appreciated.
I have not done any installations that would fall under ARTICLE 409 Industrial Control Panels of the 2005 NEC and I have not done any research into this article as yet.
As to how a business would react would be simple, they would comply. What other choice is there?
I am sorry that no one has responded to your post as of yet. I have now responded but unfortunately I am of no help. It would be my guess that this is why no one else has responded.
May the wind always be at you back my friend.
edited to add: See sometimes two people will respond at the same time just as Winnie and myself has done. We were both typing at the same time.
[This message has been edited by jw electric (edited 09-21-2005).]
GMIntern, welcome to the forum. I agree with the others, and would add that in reality, this section doesn't change much of the way this type of installation would have been done even if article 409 wasn't in the NEC.
Winnie's post was on the money, the members here are willing, able, and happy to help others, but as JW and Dave said, many have not and possibly never will do an installation that would come under 409, and I will say once again, I don't think it changes much in the way the installation would have done anyways.
I really don't think this new article will be affecting businesses in a big way, it wouldn't be retroactive, and as far as new installations are concerned, it would be as JW said, they would simply comply.
With that said, stick around and ask more questions, you may ask one that will hit the multi-hundred post mark.
[This message has been edited by Roger (edited 09-21-2005).]
"This article details requirements for the installation and inspection of "industrial control panels intended for general use and operating from a voltage of 600 volts or less." ____________________________________________
There may be some business operations that you might want to question, for your report, the small control panel manufactures, the industrial plants, that design build their own equipment, this article will have more of an impact on them, then the electrical contractor.
Now is there some particular part that you are worried about complying with? Most of that code, (new only to 2005) seems like common sense. Over-current protection, fill, bending radius of wiring, listas "suitable for use as service equipment", if applicable. I really don't see anything that out of the ordinary. It will meent PLC enclosures may need some extra space, motors maint. disco's will still be required, but they were anyway. The only thing that stuck out in my cursory glance is that it seems to making a defined effort to make applicable codes that may have been over-looked that were required before anyway.
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