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    Article 110.26, 2008 NEC

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    Greetings all!

    I am seeking input on some planned new construction......I am
    reviewing plans for a new bldg.......The plans show 4 elec.
    panelboards being installed in one small room.....They are(
    1x) - 400A MDP and (3x) 125A panelboards for lighting, power,
    data, etc.....Two of the 125A panelboards are directly across
    from each other, with the 400A MDP immediately adjacent tot
    hem.

    I am assuming that the MDP will not have a complete cover on
    it, but rather, an inset cover with the circuit breakers accessible.

    My question(s) have to do with the 3 ft. Working Space requirement.
    If I open the panelboard doors on the 2 that are directly across from
    each other, I will not have the 3 ft. minimum to any of these 3 panels
    [ think U-shaped install ].

    Is this an actual violation or violations ?......They have all 4
    panelboards in a room that measures 5 ft. x 6' - 10".

    Thanks for any input !

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    If you take the measurements with the panel doors closed do you have the required clearance? If so that's all that you need.
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    What voltages are you dealing with?

    Do you have more than one systems in the building with different voltages?
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    Thanks for the input !

    Regarding the 2 panels directly across from each other,
    ...with the doors closed on both of them, there is approx.4
    .5 ft. between them.......The MDP is approx. 1.5 to the
    left & right of both of these panels.

    These panels are all less than 600v........No other elec.
    systems are involved with these 4 panels.

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    Based on 110.26 I do not see an issue with this set up.
    Edward
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    Much Thanks for the input !

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