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Blog Author Steve Hudgik
Friday, October 13, 2006
NFPA 70E and Infrared Inspections of Electrical Distribution SystemsAn article on the IR Information web site discusses the implications of NFPA 70E for infrared inspections of electrical equipment. The abstract is:
"Although infrared inspections of electrical equipment are a widely accepted maintenance procedure, considerable debate exists among thermographers concerning their safe conduct. This paper discusses the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA Bulletin 70E, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and how they apply to infrared inspections of electrical equipment. "
The paper concludes with:
"For those involved in the generation and transmission of electricity, OSHA 1910 Subpart R will continue to serve as a reference standard.
Thermographers and their employers must identify how the NFPA and OSH standards apply to their work and ensure that they are in compliance. Failure to comply can result in fines and criminal penalties. "
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