ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Potseal 11
Recent Posts
1913 American Electrician's Handbook
by gfretwell. 07/20/17 01:08 PM
600 KW 120/208 3 Phase Y protection
by gfretwell. 07/20/17 01:02 PM
Green House wiring
by ghost307. 07/20/17 09:10 AM
Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in
by HotLine1. 07/18/17 08:06 PM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
239,177 Are you busy
174,573 Re: Forum
167,009 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 36 guests, and 8 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#147312 - 07/12/02 05:00 PM Space Heater Safety  
Al Shaw  Offline
Junior Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 1
Freeport Il
We have allowed the use of space heaters in our offices and are considering banning them. We feel that there is the potential to be a fire hazard. What I'm looking for is a regulation or guideline that forbids or restricts space heaters usage.
Please advise


Al Shaw
Principal Health, Safety and Environmental Coordinator
Honeywell International
Phone: 815-235-6592
Fax: 815-235-5875
e-mail: al.shaw@honeywell.com

Arc Flash PPE Clothing, LOTO & Insulated Tools

#147313 - 07/12/02 05:20 PM Re: Space Heater Safety  
Joe Tedesco  Offline
Member
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,749
Boston, Massachusetts USA
I found the following information in NFPA 76
Recommended Practice for the Fire Protection of Telecommunications Facilities 2002 Edition

9.1.3.2 Where portable space heaters are necessary for work activities or due to extraordinary problems with HVAC, they should include the following features:

(1) Electrically powered
(2) Listed
(3) De-energized upon tilt or tipover
(4) Illuminated “power-on” pilot light
(5) Variable temperature control
(6) Building management approval
(7) Limited to temporary use of no more than 7 consecutive days

I thought that these rules made sense and offer them here for your review.


Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

#147314 - 07/25/02 05:11 PM Re: Space Heater Safety  
mamills  Offline
Member
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 745
Wharton, Texas, USA
I would think it should also be a requirement that heaters only be connected to a permanent electric receptacle (i.e. no extension cords of any type).

Mike (mamills)



Member Spotlight
Admin
Admin
NY, USA
Posts: 3,447
Joined: October 2000
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.009s Queries: 14 (0.002s) Memory: 0.7524 MB (Peak: 0.8759 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-07-21 12:32:16 UTC