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Electrical Installations in Hazardous Locations, Third Edition

Author(s): Peter J. Schram
Robert P. Benedetti
Mark W. Earley
  • ISBN-13: 9780763752491
  • ISBN-10:0763752495
  • Paperback    362 pages      © 2009
Price: $191.95 US List
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The Third Edition of this best-selling text continues to familiarize electricians with the intricate details of performing electrical installations in hazardous locations. Intended to serve as a general reference on the classes, groups, and divisions of hazardous locations, the text provides users with a comprehensive introduction to what hazardous locations are and are not, before progressing to more complex topics such as the requirements for equipment protection systems, protection against ignition from static electricity and lightning, and NEC® compliance. Completely updated, Electrical Installations in Hazardous Locations, Third Edition now includes information on the availability of new technology, as well as the latest national and international codes and standards.

Features & Benefits

The first single source for general information about electrical installations in hazardous locations

Complies over 20 NFPA standards relating to electrical safety from fire

Translates the technical language used in the Code into layman’s terms and explains the reasoning behind each requirement

Integrates safety requirements into one coherent, easy-to-use document

An essential resource for inspectors, engineers, manufacturers, safety personnel, installers, Code enforcers, and administrators

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  • Electrical Installation in Hazardous Location
  • Hazardous (Classified) Locations

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: General
Chapter 3: Classification of Specific Processes/Occupancies
Chapter 4: Equipment Protection Systems
Chapter 5: Static Electricity and Lightning Protection
Chapter 6: Requirements Outside the United States

Peter J. Schram

Peter Schram has spent over 50 years participating in electrical codes- and safety-making activities. He worked in the Engineering Department of the Underwriters Laboratories’ for 30 years, with ten of them spent managing the group responsible for the evaluation of the electrical equipment for use in hazardous locations. During this time, he was the UL representative on a number of NFPA technical committees including the National Electric Code Technical Committee’s Code-Making Panel 14 and the Technical Committee on Electrical Equipment in Chemical Atmospheres. Following his career at the UL, Schram was the NFPA’s Chief Electrical Engineer, responsible for the preparation of the National Electric Code®and other electrical standards. He was Secretary to the National Electric Code Technical Correlating Committee, and editor of the National Electric Code® Handbook.

Robert P. Benedetti

Mark W. Earley

Mark W. Earley, P.E. is assistant vice president of the Engineering Division at NFPA. He is secretary of the committee on the National Electrical Code®, the U.S. co-secretary of the correlating committees on Electrical Installations, an associate member of the Canadian Electrical Code Part I, and a member of the Electrical Council of Underwriters Laboratories, the Electrical and Electronics Standards Board of the American National Standards Institute, the Executive Committee of the U.S. National Committee on the International Electrotechnical Commission, and the Safety Council of Inchcape ETL Laboratories. Mr. Earley is also a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. He was the editor of the 1990, 1993, and 1996 editions of the National Electrical Code Handbook. Prior to joining NFPA he was with the Factory Mutual Research Corporation for eight years. 

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