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What is the NFPA 70B?

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NFPA 70B, Recommended practice for Electrical Equipment maintenance, was developed because of the high number of electrical accidents that have been attributed to the lack of maintenance on various types of electrical equipment found in commercial and industrial locations. NFPA 70B was created to set the standard for regular maintenance including maintenance scheduling for commercial and industrial electrical machinery that may be manufactured or custom built.

NFPA 70B specifically addresses 4 main topics in great detail:

  • Designing Techniques of Product Standards (where applicable)
  • Installation per NEC and NESC Requirements
  • Maintenance Recommendations per NFPA 70B
  • Use of Instruction Specifications per Manufacturer (where applicable)

The Stallcup’s make a point to let electrical professionals know that the most important Chapters and Sections of NFPA 70B are those that cover requirements that are essential to the safe operation of electrical equipment. Without proper maintenance electrical equipment can be extremely dangerous to the operator, and the use of NFPA 70B should be a high priority for creating and following electrical equipment maintenance standards and schedules.

Who Benefits from NFPA 70B Electrical Equipment Maintenance Training?

ECSTI’s comprehensive NFPA 70B online course series is designed to benefit and educate maintenance professionals that want to increase their practical knowledge of electrical maintenance standards and practices. These courses are particularly useful for industrial and commercial electrical engineering and maintenance professionals, electrical maintenance supervisors, plant electricians, as well as field and plant personnel who may come in contact with electrical equipment.

The Stallcup’s NFPA 70B Book and Course Series Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance was developed because of the high number of electrical accidents that have been attributed to the lack of maintenance on various types of electrical equipment found in commercial and industrial locations. Proper maintenance of electrical equipment, when not performed regularly, will not only cause a possible high monetary loss of equipment and property but can present a danger to personnel in the form of a serious injury or a possible fatality.

As with all codes and standards, implementation and correlation of preventative maintenance technology and techniques can represent a challenge to the personnel charged with maintaining electrical systems and equipment in the commercial and industrial environment. ECSTI’s NFPA 70B educational series is developed to simplify these recommended procedures and general guidelines and present them in an interactive format that allows electrical professionals to explore and understand the application of these standards.