When isolated (not continuous between enclosures) sections of metal conduit are used for physical protection of nonmetalic cable,like for a floor penetration for exsample, is it required to be grounded?
Thanx George Little...and what determines the distance of "short sections"...
For example could I penetrate a plastered wall with romex, enter 30 feet of EMT with bushings on each end and exit the other end and go back into a wall on the other side of the garage without grounding the EMT at all? The EMT would be provideing physical protection of the romex.
From a practical sense, the most likely places where a cable could energize the sleeve are the ends, so the length won't change that risk much. If you are talking about the raceway being energized by an unrelated circuit we fall back to the arguments about bonding that steel beam. (and we don't want to kick that tar baby again)
gfretwell...I was not thinking so much about the may become energized from the outside, but was thinking what would happen if this EMT providing physical protection were to become damaged itself from a inadvertent impact of some sort and then becoming energized by the circuit it protects. Guess that I'm reaching again