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International Building Code 2015 (IBC 2015)

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Section 2701 General Scope

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2701.1 Scope

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This chapter governs the electrical components, equipment and systems used in buildings and structures covered by this code. Electrical components, equipment, and systems shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the provisions of NFPA 70.

2701.2 Electrical Inspections

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Inspections conducted to determine compliance with National Electrical Code NFPA 70, shall be conducted by certified inspectors in accordance with KRS Chapter 227 and 815 KAR 35:015.

2701.3 Electrical Machinery

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Electrical machinery shall comply with NFPA 79.
Stationary emergency and standby power generators required by this code shall be listed in accordance with UL 2200.

[F] 2702.1.2 Electrical

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Emergency power systems and standby power systems required by this code or the International Fire Code shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 70, NFPA 110, and NFPA 111.
Emergency power systems shall automatically provide secondary power within 10 seconds after primary power is lost, unless specified otherwise in this code. Standby power systems shall automatically provide secondary power within 60 seconds after primary power is lost, unless specified otherwise in this code.
Emergency power systems and standby power systems shall be designed to provide the required power for a minimum duration of 2 hours without being refueled or recharged, unless specified otherwise in this code.
An uninterrupted source of power shall be provided for equipment when required by the manufacturer's instructions, the listing, this code or applicable referenced standards.
Emergency power systems shall be an acceptable alternative for installations that require standby power systems.
In Group I-2 occupancies, in new construction or where the building is substantially damaged, where an essential electrical system is located in flood hazard areas established in Section 1612.3, the system shall be located and installed in accordance with ASCE 24.
Emergency and standby power systems shall be provided where required by Sections 2702.2.1 through 2702.2.16.
Emergency power shall be provided for emergency alarm systems as required by Section 415.5.
Standby power shall be provided for elevators and platform lifts as required in Sections 1009.4, 1009.5, 3003.1, 3007.8 and 3008.8.
Standby power shall be provided for emergency responder radio coverage systems required in Section 916 and the International Fire Code. The standby power supply shall be capable of operating the emergency responder radio coverage system for a duration of not less than 24 hours.
Emergency power shall be provided for emergency voice/alarm communication systems as required in Section 907.5.2.2.5. The system shall be capable of powering the required load for a duration of not less than 24 hours, as required in NFPA 72.
Emergency power shall be provided for exit signs as required in Section 1013.6.3. The system shall be capable of powering the required load for a duration of not less than 90 minutes.
Essential electrical systems for Group I-2 occupancies shall be in accordance with Section 407.10.
Emergency power shall be provided for power-operated doors and locks in Group I-3 occupancies as required in Section 408.4.2.
Emergency or standby power shall be provided in occupancies with hazardous materials where required by the International Fire Code.
Emergency and standby power shall be provided in high-rise buildings as required in Sections 403.4.8.
Standby power shall be provided for horizontal sliding doors as required in Section 1010.1.4.3. The standby power supply shall have a capacity to operate not fewer than 50 closing cycles of the door.
Emergency power shall be provided for means of egress illumination as required in Section 1008.3. The system shall be capable of powering the required load for a duration of not less than 90 minutes.
Standby power shall be provided for auxiliary inflation systems in permanent membrane structures as required in Section 3102.8.2. Standby power shall be provided for a duration of not less than 4 hours. Auxiliary inflation systems in temporary airsupported and air-inflated membrane structures shall be provided in accordance with Section 3103.10.4 of the International Fire Code.
Emergency power shall be provided for occupancies with silane gas in accordance with the International Fire Code.
Emergency power shall be provided for semiconductor fabrication facilities as required in Section 415.11.10.
Standby power shall be provided for smoke control systems as required in Sections 404.7, 909.11, 909.20.6.2 and 909.21.5.
Emergency and standby power shall be provided in underground buildings as required in Section 405.
Cables used for survivability of required critical circuits shall be listed in accordance with UL 2196. Electrical circuit protective systems shall be installed in accordance with their listing requirements.

[F] 2702.4 Maintenance

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Emergency and standby power systems shall be maintained and tested in accordance with the 815 KAR 10:060, Kentucky Standards of Safety.

Section 2703 Permit and Certificate of Inspection

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2703.1 General

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Electrical wiring or equipment shall not be installed within or on any building, structure, or premises, nor shall any alteration be made in any such existing installation, without first securing approval and a permit from the building official except as provided for in Section 2703.2. It shall be unlawful to use or allow the use of, or to supply current for, an electrical system in a building or structure, unless the required certificate of inspection and permit have been issued by the building official.

2703.2 Exemptions

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A permit shall not be required for the execution and use of the classes of work specified in Sections 2703.2.1 through 2703.2.4.

2703.2.1 Repairs and Maintenance

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A permit shall not be required for minor repair work, including the replacement of lamps or the connection of approved portable electrical equipment to approved permanently installed receptacles.

2703.2.2 Public Service Agencies

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A permit shall not be required for the installation, alteration, or repair of electrical equipment for the operation of communications and signals or the transmission of intelligence by wire by public service agencies, except as provided in Chapter 9 for fire alarm systems.

2703.2.3 Power Companies

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A permit shall not be required for the installation, alteration, or repair of electrical equipment of a power or public service company for its use in the generation, transmission, distribution, or metering of electricity.

2703.2.4 Temporary Testing Systems

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A permit shall not be required for the installation of any temporary system required for the testing or servicing of electrical equipment or apparatus.

Section 2704 Inspections and Tests

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2704.1 During Installation

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During the installation of electric systems and equipment, the certified electrical inspector shall make inspections to insure compliance with the provisions of this chapter, except as provided for in Section 2703.

2704.2 Concealing Work

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Work in connection with an electric system shall not be covered or concealed until such work has been inspected and permission to conceal such work has been approved.

2704.3 Final Inspection and Test

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On completion of the work, the certified electrical inspector shall inspect the work and cause tests to be made of the operation of the entire system to insure compliance with all requirements.
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