Article 396 Messenger Supported Wiring

I. General

396.1

Scope

396.2

Definition

This type of wiring is exposed using a messenger wire as a support for insulated conductors. These conductors are usually in the form of a type of cable. In some instances in industrial establishments, insulated wire can be used as well as cable.

II. Installation

396.10

Uses Permitted

The following uses are permitted under the noted requirements:

(A) Cable Types

 

Section

Article

Metal-clad cable

 

330

Mineral-insulated, metal-sheathed cable

 

332

Multiconductor service-entrance cable

 

338

Multiconductor underground feeder and branch-circuit cable

 

340

Other factory-assembled, multi- conductor control, signal, or power cables that are identified for the use

   

Power and control tray cable

 

336

Power-limited tray cable

725.61(C) and 726.71(E)

 

(B) In Industrial Establishments.

(C) Hazardous (Classified) Location

396.12

Uses Not Permitted

396.30

Messenger Support

396.56

Conductor Splices and Taps

396.60

Grounding






Pocket Guide to the National Electrical Code 2005
Pocket Guide to the National Electrical Code(R), 2005 Edition (8th Edition)
ISBN: 0131480014
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 120
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