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Eaton helps industry professionals keep up with the code

January 28, 2020

  • Industry experts provide perspective on adapting to new and future changes to the National Electrical Code in new Current Thinking broadcast

PITTSBURGH, PA… Power management company Eaton is driving electrical safety education for professionals seeking to understand and adapt to the 2020 changes to the National Electrical Code (NEC). The company’s latest Current Thinking broadcast, titled “Keeping Up with the Code,” will launch on January 28, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. EST and feature experts from Eaton and the electrical industry exploring the latest changes and looking ahead to updates expected for 2023. Additionally, the broadcast will provide a peek behind the scenes of code-making processes and provide insight into how viewers can play an active role in updating the code.

“Every three years, updates to the NEC are introduced in an effort to improve electrical safety, and these complex updates can be challenging for industry professionals to digest,” said Thomas A. Domitrovich, vice president, technical sales, Bussmann Division, Eaton. “At the same time, the industry is rife with misconceptions about how code updates are made and enforced. It’s imperative for industry professionals to not only understand how the new changes impact them, but also how they can get involved in the process.”

Participants in the “Keeping up with the Code” broadcast panel discussion include industry veterans with years of code-making experience and participation in electrical industry associations. They are: 

  • Thomas A. Domitrovich – vice president, technical sales, Bussmann Division, Eaton: Domitrovich sits on the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) Code Making Panel 2 for the continued development of the NEC (NFPA 70) and chairs multiple committees for electrical industry organizations.
  • Larry Ayer – vice president, Biz Com Electric: Ayer is vice president of an electrical contracting firm in Cincinnati, Ohio and a professional engineer. He sits on NFPA 70E and the NFPA 70 Code Making Panel 13 and is currently the chair of the NEC Correlating Committee.
  • David Williams – electrical inspector, Delta Charter Township: Williams has been in the electrical industry for 45 years and is a master electrician. He has represented the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) on Code Making Panel 5, as chair of Panel 7 and is presently serving on Code Making Panel 10 and the NEC Correlating Committee.

The panelists will discuss the biggest modifications to the code and the process that drove the updates – from GFCI expansion, to load calculations for LED lighting, to service entrance changes. Panelists will also provide insight into where professionals can turn for more information about the changes, as well as a call for viewers to help encourage adoption in their own states.

Eaton’s Current Thinking broadcast series brings together industry experts and Eaton to discuss energy trends and innovative ideas that change how the world generates and uses power. To learn more, visit Eaton.com/CurrentThinking

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 101,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com.

 

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