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Defining and Encouraging Effective IEC Participation

Defining and Encouraging Effective IEC Participation

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Ken Gettman, Director, International Standards, NEMA In the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), votes that determine whether a draft document will be published as an IEC standard or other deliverable are submitted by country members. Each country has its own process for determining a position that represents the interests of…

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New Technologies High on Agenda for Emirates

New Technologies High on Agenda for Emirates

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Khaled Masri, Program Manager Madeleine Bugel, Program Manager His Excellency Abdulla A. Al Maeeni, director general of the Emirates Standardization and Metrology Authority (ESMA), visited NEMA headquarters in September to discuss topics ranging from ESMA’s interests in advancing smart cities and medical technologies to the Gulf Standards Organization (GSO),…

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Updating Standardization Law in China

Updating Standardization Law in China

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Zhang Liang, China Electrical Equipment Industry Association The China Electrical Equipment Industry Association (CEEIA) is trusted by government authorities to administer 82 national technical committees (TCs), subcommittees (SCs), and working groups (WGs), which account for 71 TCs and SCs of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) mirrors and two International…

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Revision Simplifies Magnet Wire Production

Revision Simplifies Magnet Wire Production

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Mike Leibowitz, Program Manager, NEMA The 2016 edition of ANSI/NEMA MW 1000, the premier standards publication for general requirements, product specifications, and test procedures for the manufacture and packaging of magnet wire, was recently released. It aims to help streamline certain aspects of magnet production and testing. One revision…

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Harmonization: Good for Business

Harmonization: Good for Business

This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Danny Abbate, Industry Director, Commercial Products, NEMA Most engineering and business students receive only a cursory introduction to standards and harmonization when studying for their undergraduate degrees. The leaders of tomorrow do not understand why standards and harmonization are important. Simply put, harmonization allows manufacturers to use one…

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Graphene Standards Accelerate Innovation and Commercialization

Graphene Standards Accelerate Innovation and Commercialization

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Mike Leibowitz, Program Manager, NEMA, and secretary of the U.S. National Committee Technical Advisory Group to IEC TC 113 Graphene, a single layer of carbon one atom thick, has emerged as a value-added material enhancing the performance of next-generation products, including photovoltaic cells, energy storage, touch screens, and supercapacitors. The availability…

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NEMA to Relinquish Secretariat of U.S. National Committee for IECRE-Renewable Energy (USNC/IECRE)

NEMA to Relinquish Secretariat of U.S. National Committee for IECRE-Renewable Energy (USNC/IECRE)

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), which has served as secretariat of the USNC/IECRE and provided administrative support for the activities of the committee since 2014, informed the USNC/IECRE and USNC/IEC Council on August 11, 2016, that it will not seek re-election for a second three (3) year term to begin January 1, 2017.

COPANT Focuses on Trade Facilitation while Debating IEC’s Master Plan

COPANT Focuses on Trade Facilitation while Debating IEC’s Master Plan

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Joel Solis, Conformity Assessment Manager for Technical Policy, NEMA The Pan American Standards Council (COPANT) held its annual general assembly in April in Guayaquil, Ecuador. César Díaz Guevara, executive director of the Ecuadorian Service Standards (INEN), welcomed the 80 delegates and attendees, including European, Australian, and…

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Moving into the 21st Century

Moving into the 21st Century

How Did We Get Here?: A Brief History of NEMA, Part Three In 1977, NEMA moved from New York City to Washington, D.C., a change that reflected the association’s strong interest in the connections between business and politics. Consulting relationships with federal government agencies, especially the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, became stronger. NEMA worked…

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IEC Conformity Assessment Scheme Declines CNEX-Global as a Recognized IECEx Certification Body

IEC Conformity Assessment Scheme Declines CNEX-Global as a Recognized IECEx Certification Body

A topic which generated a fair amount of discussion at the 2014 IECEx Annual Meeting was a recommendation to approve CNEX-Global B.V., located in Arnhem, Netherlands, as a recognized IECEx Certification Body. CNEX-Global is owned by Nanyang Explosion Protected Electric Apparatus Research Institute Co. Ltd (CNEx) based in Nanyang, China, which also owns CQST, an accepted IECEx testing laboratory for…

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