Last year's Superstorm Sandy proved that power outages can wreak havoc on various types of facilities--a problem only exacerbated if necessary emergency power systems are compromised. (Read the NFPA Journal story on how the recent storm highlighted the importance of emergency power in health care facilities.)
Journal columnist Jeffrey Sargent recently highlighted the array of NFPA codes and standards addressing emergency power--including NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC), and NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®--and how provisions in one code assimilate well with requirements in others. For example, Sargent explains that the two classifications of emergency power supply systems, found in NFPA 110, Emergency and Standby Power Systems, align with provisions in the NEC.
Read Sargent's column in the January/February edition of Journal for more details.