My apologies for asking what may seem to be a 'stupid question', but I'm a lowly project coordinator stuck in my office during lunch and the only thing keeping me here is revision 7 of a document that should've been sent on its merry way days ago. The problem is that the contracting advisor wants to know what NQOD stands for and it's up to me to find out. I could think up several witty definitions, but a) I'm too hungry to think, b) it might get me fired, c) I don't think my version will pass the contracting advisor's review.
Yes, although the document is not a construction drawing or schematic, it's a contract development doc.
The phrase used is:
"install a NQOD panel-board for emergency power distribution."
Thanks for the welcome, your anecdotes (them stories ya'll tell) are hysterical and now I'll know not to imply something 'just happened when you were here last', nor 'while you were here, something tripped/died/smoked/etc"... I should have known better anyway because I dispatched telecomm techs for years who always took the heat for some ditz who busted their phone system.
Yeah, I did a http://www.dogpile.com/ search and found some manufacturers and suppliers that have them, a number of sites that reference it and even a technical document that describes the product's specifications in detail, but the mysterious NQOD is used throughout but never explained or defined.
Thanks for checking on it, I'll keep checking back to see if anyone has more info.
Yeah, that's one of the first ones I found, too. So, would there be any safe assumption in saying NQOD might be a trademark or a name brand used by a manufacturer? I see where there are a number of distributers but perhaps this is only manufactured by one company and there are other 'brands' of panel boards available. Any thoughts?
NQOD is SquareD's model or type number for that panelboard. I would assume that it is trademarked. I don't know of any other panel manufacturer that makes a panel that will accept both plug-in and bolt-on breakers in the same panel. Don(resqcapt19)