Guide to the National Electrical Code, 2002 Edition

Guide to the National Electrical Code, 2002 Edition

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For everyone studying to become an electrician, and for working electricians studying to pass the Journeyman or Master Electrician's Exam. Students may also include code inspectors, electrical designers, engineers, and participants in electrical union schools.Every electrician needs a comprehensive guide to the National Electrical Code-and every student needs expert help for passing the Master Electrician's Exam. For 18 years, this book has been the leading resource for both students and experienced professionals-and now it's been completely updated with 2002 code information. Designed as a complete course textbook for anyone who wants to understand the National Electrical Code's rules, it explains the NEC code in detail, with references to each relevant NEC article. All rules are summarized in tables and charts for easy reference, and dozens of worked examples are provided, applying the NEC to real-world designs and installations. The book presents proven strategies for passing the Master Electrician's Exam, including hundreds of insightful questions and problems that mirror those on the exam. Its in-depth coverage encompasses every key area of the Code, including rules and calculations for the design and rating of residential, industrial and commercial installations; a thorough overview of basic electrical theory and practice; DC/AC circuits; conductors; AC equipment; and much more.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 218 x 287 x 33mm | 1,391g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 9th edition
  • 0130662283
  • 9780130662286

Table of contents

Preface to the 2002 Edition. Preface to the First Edition. 1. Introduction. The Master Electrician and the Master Electrician's Examination. How to Use This Guide. The National Electrical Code. State and Local Codes and Ordinances.I. WIRING DESIGN CALCULATIONS. 2. Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits. The Electrical System. Services. Feeders. Branch Circuits. Other Design Considerations- Temperature Rating.3. General Design Calculations. Branch-Circuit Load Calculations. Feeder or Service Calculations.4. Calculations for Dwelling Type Occupancies. One-Family Dwellings and Individual Dwelling Units. Multifamily Dwelling Calculations. Special Multifamily Dwelling Problems.5. Electrical Circuit Design for Commercialand Industrial Occupancies. Typical Commercial Occupancy Calculations. Feeder and Service Design for Other Commercial Occupancies. Special Occupancies and Equipment.II. GENERAL RULES FOR INSTALLATIONS. 6. Installation Rules for Specific Circuits or Systems. Installation of Branch Circuits. Installation Rules for Feeders. Installation Rules for Services. Systems Operating at Over 600 Volts. Miscellaneous Circuits and Systems.7 Installation of General Circuits and Equipment. Use of Conductors in Circuits. Installation and Protection of Conductors. Wiring Methods and Techniques. Equipment Grounding and Bonding. Equipment and Devices.8. Installation Rules for Distribution Equipment. Working Clearances. Switchboards and Panelboards. Transformers. Installation Rules for Capacitors and Other Distribution Equipment.9. Installation of Utilization Equipment. Appliances. Fixed Electric Space-Heating Equipment. Motors. Miscellaneous Utilization Equipment.10. Special Equipment. Electric Signs. Data-Processing Systems. Swimming Pools. Miscellaneous Special Equipment.11. Special Occupancies. Hazardous (Classified) Locations. Specific Class I Locations. Other Special Occupancies.12. Special Conditions and Communication Circuits. Emergency and Standby Systems. Remote-Control, Signaling and Power-Limited Circuits. Other Special Conditions. Communications Systems. Circuits and Equipment Operating at Over 600 Volts.III. GENERAL ELECTRICAL THEORY. 13. Review of Electrical Theory. Direct-Current Theory. Conductors. Alternating-Current Theory. Equipment in AC Circuits.IV. FINAL EXAMINATIONS. Final Examination No. 1. Final Examination No. 2. Final Examination No. 3. V. APPENDICES. Appendix A. Important Formulas. Appendix B. Answers. Bibliography. Index.
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About Thomas L. Harman

THOMAS L. HARMAN is an electrical engineer, a master electrician certified in many cities and states, and a member of National Electrical Code (NEC) Panel Number 2 since 1978. His extensive professional experience includes designing and installing electrical systems meeting NEC requirements. He has also taught numerous classes about the NEC and has given numerous seminars in the United States and abroad describing the application of the NEC to specific designs. Harman has also served as an expert witness in various legal cases involving the NEC.
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