Conduit Seal Requirements in Class I, Division 1 Areas

A sealing fitting shall be permitted to be installed within _____ of either side of the boundary where a conduit leaves a Class I, Division 1 location.

a) 5 ft
b) 6 ft
c) 8 ft
d) 10 ft

See answer and applicable Code reference

The correct answer is: d) 10 ft

Article 501 covers the requirements for electrical and electronic equipment and wiring for all voltages in Class I, Division 1 and 2 locations. As noted in the first two sentences of Sec. 501.15(A)(4) of the 2014 NEC, "A conduit seal shall be required in each conduit run leaving a Division 1 location. The sealing fitting shall be permitted to be installed on either side of the boundary within 10 ft of the boundary, and it shall be designed and installed to minimize the amount of gas or vapor within the portion of the conduit installed in the Division 1 location that can be communicated beyond the seal."

 

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