Understanding 2023 NFPA 70B: A Comprehensive Guide by Alcan Electrical & Engineering


In the dynamic landscape of electrical systems, staying abreast of industry standards is paramount. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) continually updates its guidelines to enhance safety and efficiency. The 2023 version of NFPA 70B, now a standard, shifts from recommendations to mandatory language surrounding the implementation of electrical maintenance programs. Earlier versions of NFPA 70B provide for what electrical maintenance practices “should” be, whereas the new version provides for what they “shall” be.



Overview of NFPA 70B:

In 2023, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70B will shift from a “Recommended Practice” to a “Standard” (Should to Shall) containing mandatory language for the development, implementation, and operation of an Electrical Maintenance Program (EMP). The program serves as a crucial resource for safeguarding personnel, property, and investments. Its guidelines encompass the maintenance, inspection, and testing of electrical systems and equipment to mitigate risks and ensure optimal performance. With the 2023 update, NFPA continues its commitment to advancing industry best practices and addressing emerging challenges in electrical maintenance.

Key Updates in the 2023 Edition:
To comply with NFPA 70B, you must implement a maintenance plan that accomplishes the following:

A maintenance plan that complies with NFPA 70B includes important testing, preventative measures and corrective repair work to keep electrical systems in safe operation. An effective maintenance plan also includes proper documentation to track testing, cleaning, maintenance and repairs.


Here’s How Alcan Electrical & Engineering Can Simplify and Assist you with the New NFPA 70B Standard Compliance:

    1. Comprehensive Maintenance Services: Alcan Electrical & Engineering offers maintenance services tailored to your needs, irrespective of the equipment manufacturer. Our expertise ensures that your electrical systems receive thorough and compliant maintenance, enhancing safety and reliability.


    1. Customized Preventive Maintenance Programs: We specialize in crafting customized preventive maintenance programs designed to meet the specific needs of your organization. By aligning with the latest NFPA 70B standards, we help you stay ahead of maintenance requirements, mitigate risks, and prolong equipment lifespan.


    1. Integration of Continuous Monitoring and Predictive Technologies: Leveraging advanced technologies, including continuous monitoring and predictive analytics, we enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of your preventive maintenance efforts. By proactively identifying issues and trends, we enable you to address potential problems before they escalate, minimizing downtime and maximizing productivity.


    1. Single-Source Supplier for Spare Parts and Upgrades: Alcan Electrical & Engineering serves as your single-source supplier for spare part kits, modifications, and upgrades, even for obsolete equipment. Our comprehensive solutions increase safety and uptime by ensuring prompt access to necessary components and enhancements.




As pioneers in electrical engineering and maintenance, Alcan Electrical & Engineering is dedicated to promoting safety, efficiency, and innovation in the industry. By understanding and implementing the guidelines outlined in NFPA 70B, professionals can proactively address maintenance challenges, minimize downtime, and optimize the performance of electrical systems for years to come.

Contact Us: Alcan Electrical & Engineering / 907-563-3787 / www.alcanelectric.com

For more information on NFPA 70B and tailored maintenance solutions, contact Alcan Electrical & Engineering today.