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October 25th Webinar: Overvoltage Protection: Key Changes in the 2023 NEC Around Surge Protection Devices (SPDs)

Date: October 25, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM EDT / 10:00 AM CDT / 8:00 AM PDT / 3:00 PM GMT
Sponsor: ABB
Duration: 1 Hour

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Surge protective devices (SPDs) are designed to reduce transient voltages present on premises power distribution wiring and load-side equipment, particularly electronic equipment such as computers, telecommunications equipment, security systems and electronic appliances. These transient voltages can originate from several sources, including anything from lightning to laser printers. Voltage spikes and transients caused by switching electric utility power lines, power factor correction capacitors, or lightning can reach thousands of volts and amperes. This webinar will discuss a few changes made in the 2023 National Electrical Code (NEC) that recognize this critical component in today's electrical systems.

Areas of focus include:

  • SPDs are now required in Article 215 for a variety of feeder applications.
  • SPDs are now required in Art. 230 for a variety of service applications.
  • There is a new minimum discharge current rating for SPDs.
  • SPD requirements have been added for Emergency Systems and Fire Alarm Equipment

Brian House
Vice President / Digital & Technical Training
Mike Holt Enterprises
Brian is a high-energy entrepreneur with a passion for doing business the right way. He’s a licensed electrical contractor and worked in varying aspects of electrical contracting throughout the southeast United States since the 1990s. From single-family homes to industrial manufacturing, he’s enjoyed everything from service work to designing energy-efficient lighting retrofits, exploring “green” biomass generators, and partnering with residential PV companies. Since 2000 Brian has enjoyed teaching at seminars and apprenticeship classes. In 2010 he joined the Mike Holt video teams, and in 2014 joined the Mike Holt Enterprises staff as the technical director. He is still actively involved in developing in-house electrical apprenticeship programs and continues to teach nationally for Mike Holt Enterprises on a variety of topics including Code Changes, Grounding vs. Bonding, Exam Preparation and How to Be a Great Instructor. Brian and his wife Carissa have shared the joy of their four children and many foster children during their 18 years of marriage.When not mentoring youth at work or church, he can be found racing mountain bikes with his kids or fly fishing on Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway. Passionate about helping others, he regularly engages with the youth of the local community to motivate them to explore their future.
Kimberly Fairley
Product Marketing Manager, Surge Protective Devices and SMISSLINE TP Busbar Systems
Kim is the U.S. Product Marketing Manager for ABB Surge Protective Devices and SMISSLINE TP Busbar Systems at ABB Electrification - Smart Buildings Division, a global leader in electrical products and solutions operating in over 100 countries.With over 15 years of experience in product development, product management and marketing from multiple industries, Kim is responsible for the overall product strategy, positioning, and commercialization of SPDs and SMISSLINE TP for the U.S.She received her MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and her B.S. in Textiles from North Carolina State University.
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