PEC Requirement for Ground-Fault Protection

The Philippine Electrical Code 2009 edition have mentioned Ground-Fault Protection or sometimes Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter Protection in the following articles:

  1. Article 2.10 Branch Circuits
    • 2.10.1.8 Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection for Personnel.
  2. Article 2.15 Feeders
    • 2.15.1.9 Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection for Personnel.
    • 2.15.1.10 Ground-Fault Protection of Equipment.
  3. Article 2.30 Services
    • 2.30.7.6 Ground-Fault Protection of Equipment.
  4. Article 2.40 Overcurrent Protection
    • 2.40.1.13 Ground-Fault Protection of Equipment.
  5. Article 5.13 Aircraft Hangars
    • 5.13.1.12 Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection for Personnel.

These requirements of PEC for GFCI protected circuits is very limited compared to the IEC which requires all lighting and socket outlets to be protected by RCD or ELCBs.

1982 = 1969 = 1986

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Ver Pangonilo

A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) – Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) – Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).

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