1.1 Scope and Object
This Standard applies to service-entrance, feeder, and branch-circuit busways and associated fittings rated at 600 V or less, 6 000 A or less, and intended for use in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1 (CE Code, Part 1), the National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70, and the Mexican Standard for Electrical installations (utility), NOM-001-SEDE (see Annex B, Reference Item No. 1). These requirements do
not apply to metal enclosed bus intended for connecting switchgear assemblies for use in prefabricated electric distribution systems.
For the purpose of these requirements, a busway is considered to be a grounded metal enclosure containing factory mounted conductors that are usually copper or aluminum bars, rods, or tubes.
A product that contains features, characteristics, components,
materials, or systems new or different from those covered by the
requirements in this standard, and that involves a risk of fire or of electrical shock or injury to persons shall be evaluated using appropriate additional component and end-product requirements to maintain the level of safety as originally anticipated by the intent of this standard. A product whose features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems conflict with specific requirements or provisions of this standard does not comply with this standard. Revision of
requirements shall be proposed and adopted in conformance with the methods employed for development, revision, and implementation of this standard.
Values stated without parentheses are the requirement. Values in parentheses are explanatory or approximate information.
Unless otherwise indicated, all voltage and current values mentioned in this Standard are root-mean-square (rms).