Two new terms found in Article 100, and a clarified evaluation-practice established for the 2017 NEC code-cycle
Electrical equipment is generally approved by a testing laboratory before being shipped by a manufacturer. However, sometimes electricians may need to install spe-cialized gear that has not yet been formally certified. When field certification is neces-sary due to a lack of a UL (or other approved laboratory) Listing, electricians are then required to contact a Field Evaluation Body (FEB) to receive an approval label. Fortunately, updates and new terms in the 2017 NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NEC) help clarify what should be done when items need to be field labeled by a Field Evaluation Body (FEB).