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1910.306 Specific Purpose Equipment and Installations

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1910.306(a) Electric Signs and Outline Lighting
1910.306(a)(1) Disconnecting Means
1910.306(a)(1)(i)
Each sign and outline lighting system, or feeder circuit or branch circuit supplying a sign or outline lighting system, shall be controlled by an externally operable switch or circuit breaker that will open all ungrounded conductors. However, a disconnecting means is not required for an exit directional sign located within a building or for cord-connected signs with an attachment plug.
1910.306(a)(1)(ii)
Signs and outline lighting systems located within fountains shall have the disconnect located at least 1.52 m (5.0 ft) from the inside walls of the fountain.
1910.306(a)(2) Location
1910.306(a)(2)(i)
The disconnecting means shall be within sight of the sign or outline lighting system that it controls. Where the disconnecting means is out of the line of sight from any section that may be energized, the disconnecting means shall be capable of being locked in the open position.
1910.306(a)(2)(iii)
Doors or covers giving access to uninsulated parts of indoor signs or outline lighting exceeding 600 volts and accessible to other than qualified persons shall either be provided with interlock switches to disconnect the primary circuit or shall be so fastened that the use of other than ordinary tools will be necessary to open them.
1910.306(a)(2)(ii)
Signs or outline lighting systems operated by electronic or electromechanical controllers located external to the sign or outline lighting system may have a disconnecting means located within sight of the controller or in the same enclosure with the controller. The disconnecting means shall disconnect the sign or outline lighting system and the controller from all ungrounded supply conductors. It shall be designed so no pole can be operated independently and shall be capable of being locked in the open position.
1910.306(b) Cranes and Hoists
This paragraph applies to the installation of electric equipment and wiring used in connection with cranes, monorail hoists, hoists, and all runways.
1910.306(b)(1) Disconnecting Means for Runway Conductors
A disconnecting means shall be provided between the runway contact conductors and the power supply. Such disconnecting means shall consist of a motor-circuit switch, circuit breaker, or molded case switch. The disconnecting means shall open all ungrounded conductors simultaneously and shall be:
1910.306(b)(1)(i)
Readily accessible and operable from the ground or floor level;
1910.306(b)(1)(iii)
Placed within view of the runway contact conductors.
1910.306(b)(1)(ii)
Arranged to be locked in the open position; and
1910.306(b)(2) Disconnecting Means for Cranes and Monorail Hoists
1910.306(b)(2)(i)
Except as provided in paragraph (b)(2)(iv) of this section, a motor-circuit switch, molded case switch, or circuit breaker shall be provided in the leads from the runway contact conductors or other power supply on all cranes and monorail hoists.
1910.306(b)(2)(iii)
Means shall be provided at the operating station to open the power circuit to all motors of the crane or monorail hoist where the disconnecting means is not readily accessible from the crane or monorail hoist operating station.
1910.306(b)(2)(iv)
The disconnecting means may be omitted where a monorail hoist or hand-propelled crane bridge installation meets all of the following conditions:
1910.306(b)(2)(iv)(A)
The unit is controlled from the ground or floor level;
1910.306(b)(2)(iv)(B)
The unit is within view of the power supply disconnecting means; and
1910.306(b)(2)(iv)(C)
No fixed work platform has been provided for servicing the unit.
1910.306(b)(2)(ii)
The disconnecting means shall be capable of being locked in the open position.
1910.306(b)(3) Limit Switch
A limit switch or other device shall be provided to prevent the load block from passing the safe upper limit of travel of any hoisting mechanism.
1910.306(b)(4) Clearance
The dimension of the working space in the direction of access to live parts that may require examination, adjustment, servicing, or maintenance while alive shall be a minimum of 762 mm (2.5 ft). Where controls are enclosed in cabinets, the doors shall either open at least 90 degrees or be removable.
1910.306(c) Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators, Moving Walks, Wheelchair Lifts, and Stairway Chair Lifts
The following requirements apply to elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving walks, wheelchair lifts, and stairway chair lifts.
1910.306(c)(1) Disconnecting Means
Elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving walks, wheelchair lifts, and stairway chair lifts shall have a single means for disconnecting all ungrounded main power supply conductors for each unit.
1910.306(c)(2) Control Panels
Control panels not located in the same space as the drive machine shall be located in cabinets with doors or panels capable of being locked closed.
1910.306(c)(3) Type
The disconnecting means shall be an enclosed externally operable fused motor circuit switch or circuit breaker capable of being locked in the open position. The disconnecting means shall be a listed device.
1910.306(c)(4) Operation
No provision may be made to open or close this disconnecting means from any other part of the premises. If sprinklers are installed in hoistways, machine rooms, or machinery spaces, the disconnecting means may automatically open the power supply to the affected elevators prior to the application of water. No provision may be made to close this disconnecting means automatically (that is, power may only be restored by manual means).
1910.306(c)(5) Location
The disconnecting means shall be located where it is readily accessible to qualified persons.
1910.306(c)(5)(i)
On elevators without generator field control, the disconnecting means shall be located within sight of the motor controller. Driving machines or motion and operation controllers not within sight of the disconnecting means shall be provided with a manually operated switch installed in the control circuit adjacent to the equipment in order to prevent starting. Where the driving machine is located in a remote machinery space, a single disconnecting means for disconnecting all ungrounded main power supply conductors shall be provided and be capable of being locked in the open position.
1910.306(c)(5)(iii)
On escalators and moving walks, the disconnecting means shall be installed in the space where the controller is located.
1910.306(c)(5)(iv)
On wheelchair lifts and stairway chair lifts, the disconnecting means shall be located within sight of the motor controller.
1910.306(c)(5)(ii)
On elevators with generator field control, the disconnecting means shall be located within sight of the motor controller for the driving motor of the motor-generator set. Driving machines, motor-generator sets, or motion and operation controllers not within sight of the disconnecting means shall be provided with a manually operated switch installed in the control circuit to prevent starting. The manually operated switch shall be installed adjacent to this equipment. Where the driving machine or the motor-generator set is located in a remote machinery space, a single means for disconnecting all ungrounded main power supply conductors shall be provided and be capable of being locked in the open position.
1910.306(c)(6) Identification and Signs
1910.306(c)(6)(i)
Where there is more than one driving machine in a machine room, the disconnecting means shall be numbered to correspond to the identifying number of the driving machine that they control.
1910.306(c)(6)(ii)
The disconnecting means shall be provided with a sign to identify the location of the supply-side overcurrent protective device.
1910.306(c)(7) Single-Car and Multicar Installations
On single-car and multicar installations, equipment receiving electrical power from more than one source shall be provided with a disconnecting means for each source of electrical power. The disconnecting means shall be within sight of the equipment served.
1910.306(c)(8) Warning Sign for Multiple Disconnecting Means
A warning sign shall be mounted on or next to the disconnecting means where multiple disconnecting means are used and parts of the controllers remain energized from a source other than the one disconnected. The sign shall be clearly legible and shall read "WARNING -- PARTS OF THE CONTROLLER ARE NOT DEENERGIZED BY THIS SWITCH."
1910.306(c)(9) Interconnection Between Multicar Controllers
A warning sign worded as required in paragraph (c)(8) of this section shall be mounted on or next to the disconnecting means where interconnections between controllers are necessary for the operation of the system on multicar installations that remain energized from a source other than the one disconnected.
1910.306(c)(10) Motor Controllers
Motor controllers may be located outside the spaces otherwise required by paragraph (c) of this section, provided they are in enclosures with doors or removable panels capable of being locked closed and the disconnecting means is located adjacent to or is an integral part of the motor controller. Motor controller enclosures for escalators or moving walks may be located in the balustrade on the side located away from the moving steps or moving treadway. If the disconnecting means is an integral part of the motor controller, it shall be operable without opening the enclosure.
1910.306(d) Electric Welders -- Disconnecting Means
1910.306(d)(1) Arc Welders
A disconnecting means shall be provided in the supply circuit for each arc welder that is not equipped with a disconnect mounted as an integral part of the welder. The disconnecting means shall be a switch or circuit breaker, and its rating may not be less than that necessary to accommodate overcurrent protection.
1910.306(d)(2) Resistance Welders
A switch or circuit breaker shall be provided by which each resistance welder and its control equipment can be disconnected from the supply circuit. The ampere rating of this disconnecting means may not be less than the supply conductor ampacity. The supply circuit switch may be used as the welder disconnecting means where the circuit supplies only one welder.
1910.306(e) Information Technology Equipment
1910.306(e)(1) Disconnecting Means
A means shall be provided to disconnect power to all electronic equipment in an information technology equipment room. There shall also be a similar means to disconnect the power to all dedicated heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems serving the room and to cause all required fire/smoke dampers to close.
1910.306(e)(2) Grouping
The control for these disconnecting means shall be grouped and identified and shall be readily accessible at the principal exit doors. A single means to control both the electronic equipment and HVAC system is permitted.
1910.306(e)(3) Exception
Integrated electrical systems covered by § 1910.308(g) need not have the disconnecting means required by paragraph (e)(1) of this section.
1910.306(f) X-Ray Equipment
This paragraph applies to X-ray equipment.
1910.306(f)(1) Disconnecting Means
1910.306(f)(1)(i)
A disconnecting means shall be provided in the supply circuit. The disconnecting means shall be operable from a location readily accessible from the X-ray control. For equipment connected to a 120-volt branch circuit of 30 amperes or less, a grounding-type attachment plug cap and receptacle of proper rating may serve as a disconnecting means.
1910.306(f)(1)(ii)
If more than one piece of equipment is operated from the same high-voltage circuit, each piece or each group of equipment as a unit shall be provided with a high-voltage switch or equivalent disconnecting means. The disconnecting means shall be constructed, enclosed, or located so as to avoid contact by employees with its live parts.
1910.306(f)(2) Control
The following requirements apply to industrial and commercial laboratory equipment.
1910.306(f)(2)(i)
Radiographic and fluoroscopic-type equipment shall be effectively enclosed or shall have interlocks that deenergize the equipment automatically to prevent ready access to live current-carrying parts.
1910.306(f)(2)(ii)
Diffraction- and irradiation-type equipment shall have a pilot light, readable meter deflection, or equivalent means to indicate when the equipment is energized, unless the equipment or installation is effectively enclosed or is provided with interlocks to prevent access to live current-carrying parts during operation.
1910.306(g) Induction and Dielectric Heating Equipment
This paragraph applies to induction and dielectric heating equipment and accessories for industrial and scientific applications, but not for medical or dental applications or for appliances.
1910.306(g)(1) Guarding and Grounding
1910.306(g)(1)(i)
The converting apparatus (including the dc line) and high-frequency electric circuits (excluding the output circuits and remote-control circuits) shall be completely contained within enclosures of noncombustible material.
1910.306(g)(1)(iii)
Doors or detachable panels shall be employed for internal access. Where doors are used giving access to voltages from 500 to 1000 volts ac or dc, either door locks shall be provided or interlocks shall be installed. Where doors are used giving access to voltages of over 1000 volts ac or dc, either mechanical lockouts with a disconnecting means to prevent access until circuit parts within the cubicle are deenergized, or both door interlocking and mechanical door locks, shall be provided. Detachable panels not normally used for access to such parts shall be fastened in a manner that will make them difficult to remove (for example, by requiring the use of tools).
1910.306(g)(1)(iv)
Warning labels or signs that read "DANGER -- HIGH VOLTAGE -- KEEP OUT" shall be attached to the equipment and shall be plainly visible where persons might contact energized parts when doors are opened or closed or when panels are removed from compartments containing over 250 volts ac or dc.
1910.306(g)(1)(v)
Induction and dielectric heating equipment shall be protected as follows:
1910.306(g)(1)(v)(A)
Protective cages or adequate shielding shall be used to guard work applicators other than induction heating coils.
1910.306(g)(1)(v)(B)
Induction heating coils shall be protected by insulation or refractory materials or both.
1910.306(g)(1)(v)(C)
Interlock switches shall be used on all hinged access doors, sliding panels, or other such means of access to the applicator, unless the applicator is an induction heating coil at dc ground potential or operating at less than 150 volts ac.
1910.306(g)(1)(v)(D)
Interlock switches shall be connected in such a manner as to remove all power from the applicator when any one of the access doors or panels is open.
1910.306(g)(1)(vi)
A readily accessible disconnecting means shall be provided by which each heating equipment can be isolated from its supply circuit. The ampere rating of this disconnecting means may not be less than the nameplate current rating of the equipment. The supply circuit disconnecting means is permitted as a heating equipment disconnecting means where the circuit supplies only one piece of equipment.
1910.306(g)(1)(ii)
All panel controls shall be of dead-front construction.
1910.306(g)(2) Remote Control
1910.306(g)(2)(i)
If remote controls are used for applying power, a selector switch shall be provided and interlocked to provide power from only one control point at a time.
1910.306(g)(2)(ii)
Switches operated by foot pressure shall be provided with a shield over the contact button to avoid accidental closing of the switch.
1910.306(h) Electrolytic Cells
This paragraph applies to the installation of the electrical components and accessory equipment of electrolytic cells, electrolytic cell lines, and process power supply for the production of aluminum, cadmium, chlorine, copper, fluorine, hydrogen peroxide, magnesium, sodium, sodium chlorate, and zinc. Cells used as a source of electric energy and for electroplating processes and cells used for production of hydrogen are not covered by this paragraph.
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