( o) Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance 2016



Equipment maintenance impacts safety, downtime, and the cost of repairs. NFPA 70B works hand-in-hand with NFPA 70E® to help protect your personnel, your facility, and your business!

Electrical systems are the lifeblood of your work, and proper maintenance is essential to the safety of your facility and your employees. Get guidance you can trust in NFPA 70B: Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance. Used alongside the requirements in NFPA 70E®: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®, NFPA 70B helps facility managers develop and carry out an effective Electrical Preventive Maintenance (EPM) program for all types of equipment and assemblies. Contractors look to NFPA 70B for information about properly servicing equipment, and designers depend on it for developing specifications for installation that take maintenance into account.

NFPA 70B's chapters cover it all:

  • Planning and developing an Electrical Preventive Maintenance (EPM) program
  • Personnel safety
  • Fundamentals of electrical equipment maintenance
  • System studies
  • Power quality
  • Testing and test methods
  • Maintenance of electrical equipment subject to long intervals between shutdowns
  • Ground-fault protection
  • Grounding
  • Plus detailed chapters on many different types of assemblies, equipment, cables, and devices

Changes in the 2016 edition help you guard against electrical incidents and system failures.

Loose connections are a significant contributor to maintenance issues. That's why the 2016 edition of NFPA 70B includes new torque requirements that help minimize risks related to poor connections, which have the potential to cause overheating, intermittent open circuits, and electrical arcs. In another change, enhanced battery testing and maintenance requirements provide greater detail about battery testing and safety considerations for anyone performing battery maintenance. Batteries are part of many electrical systems and some are critical to power systems involved in life safety.

Keep your eye on safety and the bottom line. Maintain equipment and develop your EPM using NFPA 70B, featuring the latest guidance from the field. (Softbound, 297 pp., 2016)

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