CSA - C22.1-15
Canadian Electrical Code, Part I Safety Standard for Electrical Installations
|Publication Date:||1 January 2015|
This twenty-third edition of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, was approved by the Committee on the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, and by the Regulatory Authority Committee at their June 2014 meetings in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. This twenty-third edition supersedes the previous editions, published in 2012, 2009, 2006, 2002, 1998, 1994, 1990, 1986, 1982, 1978, 1975, 1972, 1969, 1966, 1962, 1958, 1953, 1947, 1939, 1935, 1930, and 1927.
This edition features important revisions to many Sections. Section 4 now contains requirements for high-voltage cable ampacities and clarified Rules for conductor termination temperature. In addition, a new table (Table 39) simplifies residential service and feeder conductor selection. More options are provided for load and voltage drop calculations.
Bonding conductor selection has been clarified through the addition of the new Tables 16A and 16B. In addition, Section 12 contains many new and revised requirements for wiring methods, and the conduit fill tables have been expanded.
Section 18 has undergone major revisions. Requirements for Class II and Class III locations have been relocated to Appendix J, and requirements for explosive dust atmospheres based on IEC Zone 20, Zone 21, and Zone 22 have been added to Section 18.
Other revisions in this edition include the following:
- requirements for arc-fault protection have been expanded and clarified;
- Section 50 has been merged with Section 64;
- Section 62 has been completely rewritten; and
- the term "injury" has been replaced with "damage" throughout the Code.
Many of the changes in this edition were developed by cross-functional working groups. Their work is gratefully acknowledged.