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This nineteenth edition of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, was approved by the Committee on Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, and by the Regulatory Authority Committee at their June 2001 meetings in St. John’s, Newfoundland. This nineteenth edition supersedes the previous editions, published in 1927, 1930, 1935, 1939, 1947, 1953, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, and 1998.
Sections 0 to 16 and 26 are considered general sections, the others being supplementary or amendatory sections.
Sections 34, 38, 50, and 66 have been revised considerably to reflect new technology and industry practices, and to harmonize with the National Electrical Code and product standards.
Requirements have been added for the installation of arc-fault circuit interrupters as well as surge protectors.
Various requirements were revised, particularly for heat tracing cables and luminaires, as a result of continuing efforts toward harmonization.
In addition, there are significant changes to Sections 0, 12, 18, 20, 24, 26, 30, 54, 62, 70, and 72.
The Québec amendments are incorporated at the beginning of the Canadian Electrical Code.
The Québec amendments are published on blue pages and are incorporated at the beginning of the Canadian Electrical Code. In addition, a fleur de lys is located in the left margin of the Canadian Electrical Code to indicate to Quebec users which specific clauses have been amended for Quebec.
This Code covers all electrical work and electrical equipment operating or intended to operate at all voltages in electrical installations for buildings, structures, and premises, including factory-built relocatable and non-relocatable structures, and self-propelled marine vessels stationary for periods exceeding five months and connected to a shore supply of electricity continuously or from time to time, with the following exceptions:
(a)Installations or equipment employed by an electric, a communication, or a community antenna distribution system utility in the exercise of its function as a utility, and located outdoors or in buildings or sections of buildings used for that purpose; and
(b)Equipment and facilities that are used in the operation of an electric railway and are supplied exclusively from circuits that supply the motive power; and
(c)Installations or equipment used for railway signalling and railway communication purposes, and located outdoors or in buildings or sections of buildings used exclusively for such installations; and
(e)Electrical systems in ships which are regulated under Transport Canada, Marine Safety, Ship Electrical Standards.
For mines and quarry applications, see also CSA Standard CAN/CSA-M421.
This Code and any standards referenced herein do not make or imply any assurance or guarantee by the authority adopting this Code with respect to life expectancy, durability, or operating performance of equipment and materials referenced herein.