Draft Details

Designation:C22.2 NO. 286
Review start date:Jun 28, 2022
Review end date:Aug 27, 2022
Contact email:mary.morgan(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:


This Standard applies to industrial control panels and assemblies rated at not more than 1500 V, intended to be installed and used in non-hazardous locations in accordance with the rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.


1) Examples of industrial control panels and assemblies covered by this Standard include motor control panels, process control equipment panels, heating panels, programmable control panels, heating and cooling equipment control panels, etc.

2) The term “control” as used throughout this Standard applies to both starters and controllers.

3) Electrical instruments that can be included as part of control equipment such as meters, are not covered by this Standard.


The industrial control panels and assemblies covered by this Standard are intended for use in an ambient temperature of 0 to 40 °C. Additional investigation of the equipment will be required when equipment is to be used in an ambient temperature outside of this range.


This Standard does not apply to equipment covered by other CSA Standards, such as but not limited to:

a) power supplies;

b) automatic transfer switches;

c) elevator equipment;

d) enclosed switches;

e) switchgear;

f) line isolation monitors;

g) panelboards and custom panelboards;

h) hazardous location equipment;

i) hydro-massage equipment;

j) power factor correction capacitor banks;

k) fire pump controllers;

l) assemblies of equipment intended solely for the distribution of power; and

m) motor control centre units and sections.


This standard also does not apply to external loads controlled by the industrial control panels and assemblies.


In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

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