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NEMA Motor Standards Provide Foundation for Industry

NEMA Motor Standards Provide Foundation for Industry

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. John Malinowski, Senior Manager of Industry Affairs, Baldor Electric Company, a Member of the ABB Group At one time, there was no industry standard for integral horsepower severe-duty AC induction motors. Each manufacturer had a product line with features that it believed enhanced performance and reliability…

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I Am NEMA: What does an industry director do?

I Am NEMA: What does an industry director do?

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. William Hoyt, Industry Director What do you do? Just about everyone has been asked that at least once. The most difficult time I had explaining that was years ago at my daughter’s seventh-grade career day. The doctor, the fire chief, the lawyer, the teacher, and the…

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Looking for Significant Energy Savings

Looking for Significant Energy Savings

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Alex Boesenberg, Manager, Government Relations, NEMA In 2014, the NEMA Board of Governors authorized a strategic initiative to investigate the interrelationship of energy use in the water sector and water use in the energy sector. Examples of water use in the energy sector include the obvious…

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Electricity Metering Code Still Cutting Edge after Nearly 100 Years

Electricity Metering Code Still Cutting Edge after Nearly 100 Years

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Gordon Belcher, Chair, ANSI C12 SC1 Subcommittee Paul Orr, Program Manager, NEMA The history of ANSI C12.1 American National Standard for Electric Meters—Code for Electricity Metering parallels that of NEMA, its secretariat. Electrical metering standards were first developed in the U.S. by the American National Standards…

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Filling in the Gaps in Residential Shock Protection

Filling in the Gaps in Residential Shock Protection

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  Steve Montgomery, Chief Operating Officer, 2D2C, Inc. Electrical residential safety is getting better every year, as progressively fewer incidences of electrical shock occur. Nevertheless, safety gaps still exist. Electrical shocks, or injurious exposures to electricity, can occur wherever electrified metal contacts exist. Based on the age…

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Medical Imaging to Control Costs, Improve Quality, Achieve Superior Patient Outcomes

Medical Imaging to Control Costs, Improve Quality, Achieve Superior Patient Outcomes

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  Ernesto A. Cerdena, PHDc, RT, CRA, FAHRA, Director of Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology Services, Waterbury Hospital In the era of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sustainable and thriving healthcare operations are paramount. Effective healthcare operations require diagnostic medical imaging to play a major role in controlling cost, improving…

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Improving Efficiency through Industrial Automation

Improving Efficiency through Industrial Automation

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Harvey Eure, Product Manager for Variable Speed Drives and Power Quality Products, Delta Products There are initiatives bolstered by the emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) that involve monitoring and improving the efficiency of variable-frequency drive (VFD) systems and improving the performance of individual…

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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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Code Adoption Progresses in the South

Code Adoption Progresses in the South

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Bryan P. Holland, Southern Region Field Representative, NEMA Several states in the southern region have completed the code update process, while others have just begun the development cycle. Following is a brief look at the code adoption progress in select states. Completed States North Carolina: The…

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Standards Committee 37 for Switchgear Seeks New Members

Standards Committee 37 for Switchgear Seeks New Members

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Gary MacFadden, Technical Program Manager, NEMA The following ANSI/NEMA standards created by ANSI Accredited Standards Committee 37 for Switchgear (C37) need to be revised: ANSI/NEMA C37.50-2012 Low-Voltage AC Power Circuit Breakers Used in Enclosures—Test Procedures ANSI/NEMA C37.51-2003 (R2010) Metal-Enclosed Low-Voltage AC Power Circuit Breaker Switchgear Assemblies—Conformance…

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