Infrared Thermography and the 70E

04/01/2008
In this cycle of the NFPA 70E, several proposals were submitted concerning infrared thermography and the use of the tables in Article 130. To summarize these proposals, using a very wide and dull brush, the basic theme of many of the proposals was "If I'm not making contact and am not breaking the plane of the switchgear, I am not at the same risk as someone who is removing covers; therefore, I should not have to wear the same level of PPE as those people performing that task."