ARTICLE 695. FIRE PUMPS


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ARTICLE 695. FIRE PUMPS
ARTICLE 695. FIRE PUMPS695.1. Scope.‚ÄÉThis article covers a part of the electrical system that is almost unique in that it is designed to self-sacrifice and run to complete failure. The requirements in this article are organized around the principle that when a fire pump is called into service, it must run until told not to, or die trying. On the other hand, the fire pump and its circuits cannot become a source of ignition that might call the fire pump into service. For this reason, for example, fire pump circuits have no running overload protections but they do have short-circuit protection.The 2014 NEC has made some clarifications in part (B) as to what is not co…
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Frederic P. Hartwell; Joseph F. McPartland; Brian J. McPartland: McGraw-Hill's National Electrical Code 2017 Handbook, 29th Edition. ARTICLE 695. FIRE PUMPS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export