3pm – Understanding NFPA 70B Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance and simplifying compliance.


Expanse’s presentation will cover 70B and how the industry can properly implement the standard. Expanse believes this standard will provide practical safeguards, helping protect people and support more reliable electrical systems. NFPA 70B closely aligns with the NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, which indicates that even if the equipment is installed properly, it may not be safe to work on unless it is “properly maintained” per the manufacturer’s instructions or industry consensus standards.
In 2023, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70B shifted from a “Recommended Practice” to a “Standard” containing mandatory language for the development, implementation, and operation of an electrical maintenance program Electrical Maintenance Program (EMP).
This new standard will impact electrical infrastructure installed in industrial plants, institutional and commercial buildings, and large multifamily residential complexes. Unlike the state-adopted National Electric Code (NEC), NFPA 70B is not a code directly mandated by law. However, much like NFPA 70E, NFPA 70B is considered the minimum consensus requirement for safe electrical work practices. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can utilize the standard to issue citations.


PJ Abowd

Subject Matter Expert – Field Services – Expanse Electrical

With over 20 years of Electrical Field Services experience in the testing and maintenance of power systems, Mr. Abowd brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this topic. PJ began his career by specializing in 5kV to 500kV testing and maintenance of Power Transformers, CT&PTs, Power Cable, along with Air, vacuum, oil, and gas breakers. PJ then managed and mentored 70+ technicians who support major industrial and utility clients. PJ excels at supporting clients and their strategic approach to facility uptime.

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  • Room 105
     April 17, 2024
     3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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