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Randy Barnett

Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional

Barnett is an NFPA-certified electrical safety compliance professional with more than 35 years of industrial electrical construction, maintenance and training experience. He has worked as a journeyman electrician in nuclear and coal-fired power plants, on railroad locomotives and in various manufacturing environments. He is the author of “Commercial and Industrial Wiring” from ATP Publishers, the EC&M Book, “Introduction to Industrial Electrical Maintenance” and numerous articles. Randy conducts electrical code and safety classes worldwide and holds the NCPCCI General Electrical Inspector Certificate. He can be reached at [email protected].

Photo 2. The NEC Sec. 110.7, Wiring Integrity, requires “completed wiring installations shall be free from short circuits, ground faults, or any connections to ground other than as required or permitted elsewhere in this Code.” Before installation of load side conductors into this 200A disconnect, the line side conductors are tested to ensure no ground faults exist. Load side conductors will be tested after installation.

Measuring Insulation Resistance the Right Way

Aug. 11, 2023
How this maintenance practice can reduce costs/downtime and create an electrically safe work condition
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EC&M Tech Talk Video — Transformer Requirements in the NEC and Beyond

Aug. 1, 2023
In Episode 29, Randy Barnett covers various code requirements for transformers.
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EC&M Asks Video — 2023 NEC Requirements for Reconditioned Equipment

July 27, 2023
In Episode 20, Randy Barnett covers reader-submitted questions about reconditioned equipment.