No Room for Error

No Room for Error

Interpreting the intent of the National Electrical Code

All references are based on the 2014 edition of the NEC.

Section 517.19(C)(1) was added to the 2014 edition of the NEC in order to correlate with Sec. 6.3.2.2.6.2 of The Health Care Facilities Code (NFPA 99). Both codes now require operating rooms to have a minimum of 36 receptacles. This is a smart idea due to the amount of equipment that is likely to be used during an operation. But when it comes to figuring out the requirements for the branch circuits supplying pow

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