Following up on his column in the May/June issue of NFPA Journal, columnist Jeffrey Sargent discusses another handful of additional proposals to NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®, in the magazine's latest edition. Sargent focuses on three new proposed articles that address smart grid technology and modular data centers, the latter an emerging trend in data center architecture.
"The concept of a modular data center is no different than other off-site structures or equipment in that the electrical infrastructure is installed in a manufacturing facility, then sent to the end-user for installation," Sargent states in his column. "The on-site wiring involves installing supply circuits from the premises’ electrical supply to the pre-wired unit. All the other wiring is installed during manufacture. This is what distinguishes a modular data center from field-installed information technology equipment."
Read the rest of Sargent's column in the July/August edition of NFPA Journal. Also keep in mind the closing date for public comment on the 2014 NEC is October 17.