Is a separate electrical inspection required if ENEFEN does the Field Approval inspection?
ENEFEN is a multi-disciplined engineering company, able to do both electrical and gas. Because ENEFEN is the only one, there is not currently a mark or recognition program in the industry to acknowledge the capapbilty. However, AHJ's in Alberta and Saskatchewan recognize ENEFEN as able to do both electrical and gas.
ENEFEN inspects hazardous location electrical systems plus relay and timer systems which are specifically excluded from SPE-1000 program. For example, ENEFEN checks for appropriate aspects such as ensuring wires are connected, voltage is correct, and enclosures meet classification requirements. This is required as part of the Field Approval process when an appliance is inspected for CSA B149.1 per federal code and Alberta Municipal Affairs.
SPE-1000 Preface states "This Model Code does not deal with type (or prototype) inspection and testing of equipment as practiced in a regular certification program. Certain performance-related requirements judged to be non-essential to safety of the equipment with respect to fire, shock, and other hazards that expose a user or operator to danger are not included. The object of the Model Code is to facilitate a safety evaluation of equipment that is limited in scope to essential safety considerations and that does not include evaluation of the efficacy or performance of products."
SPE-1000 does not apply to the field evaluation of: a) wire and cable products; b) wiring devices; c) equipment for use in hazardous locations; d) medical electrical equipment and systems; e) components* that will require further evaluation as part of a complete assembly, such as switches, relays, and timers; f) equipment connected to line voltage in excess of 46 kV; g) manlifts, elevators, climb assists and similar systems (other than their associated control panels); and h) any equipment that is not permitted to be field evaluated as directed by an AHJ (such as air-cleaning equipment that intentionally produces ozone).