In Philippine Electrical Code Part 1, 2017 Edition, the interpretation of the Code is given more comprehensive scope for the possible interpretation of the Code.

Philippine Electrical Code Part 1, 2009 Edition

In case of controversy, the recommendation of the Code Committee and concurrence of the Board of Electrical Engineering shall be the final interpretation of any portion of the Philippine Electrical Code Part 1.

Philippine Electrical Code Part 1, 2017 Edition

Interpretation of this Code shall be by licensed electrical practitioners. In case of conflicting interpretations, these may be referred to the Philippine Electrical Code Part 1 Committee for interpretation. Should disagreement remain, thereafter, the Committee's interpretation shall be referred to the Board of Electrical Engineering who shall render the final decision.

From the above, the interpretation of Code by hierarchy will be:

  1. Licensed Electricians
  2. Licensed Electrical Engineers
  3. PEC1 Committee
  4. Board of Electrical Engineering

It is very clear that only licensed electrical practitioners are qualified to provide Code interpretation. If there are conflicts in the interpretation, the decision of the Board of Electrical Engineering deemed final.

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  • A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) - Australia, and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE 2574 - 1st Place April 1991) - Philippines with extensive experience in concept selection, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction, and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and wastewater pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).

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