Infrared Thermography and the 70E

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."