The 2002 edition of the National Electric Code includes more than 300 changes to the 1999 edition.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Quincy, MA, issued the 2002 edition of the National Electric Code (NEC), which includes more than 300 changes to the 1999 edition.

Five new articles distinguish the 2002 edition of NEC, including administrative provisions, transient voltage surge suppression, sensitive electronic equipment, fuel cells, and receptacles, cord connectors and attachment plugs. In addition, articles are more logically sequenced.

The new edition was developed by the National Electric Code committee and was recommended with amendments by NFPA's membership in attendance at its World Fire Safety Congress and Exposition meeting in May. The Standards Council considered appeals related to the NEC as well as 27 additional documents. Following resolution of the appeals, the Standards Council issued the 2002 edition of the NEC, with an effective date of August 3, 2001.

For more information on the 2002 edition of NEC, contact NFPA at (617) 984-7275 or e-mail public_affairs@nfpa.org.