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Smart Grid Manual Standardizes Interoperability

Smart Grid Manual Standardizes Interoperability

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Khaled Masri, Program Manager, NEMA | Cuong Nguyen, Lead, Smart Grid Testing and Certification, NIST ANSI/NEMA SG-IPRM 1-2016 Smart Grid Interoperability Process Reference Manual (IPRM) was developed and refined over the past six years by the Smart Grid Testing and Certification Committee (SGTCC) of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP). NEMA’s Distribution Automation Section sponsored its development Read more [...]
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 in a particular process industry. Thus, feature sets varied from manufacturer Read more [...]
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 Institute (ANSI) C12 Committee in 1910, the same year that Read more [...]
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 first-time, large Japanese contingents. Mr. Díaz Read more [...]
System Efficiency Depends on Components

System Efficiency Depends on Components

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By William Livoti, Power Generation Business Development Manager, WEG Electric Corporation Energy efficiency has become a major focus for government, municipalities, power utilities, and the industrial sector. Each entity focuses its attention on specific  components—e.g., motors and pumps. This article will discuss component efficiency versus system efficiency, as applied to Read more [...]
Saudi Arabia Consortium to Implement Technical, Outreach, and Trade Goals

Saudi Arabia Consortium to Implement Technical, Outreach, and Trade Goals

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Khaled Masri, Program Manager, NEMA, and Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA In 2015, with the support of specific NEMA member companies and related stakeholders, NEMA organized and launched the Saudi Arabia Market Access Consortium as a matter of necessity for specific companies and service providers who face challenges as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia implements Read more [...]
Dynamic Healthcare Communications Begin with Optimized Workflow

Dynamic Healthcare Communications Begin with Optimized Workflow

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  By Dan DeHanes, Global Product Compliance, Codes, and Standards Leader, Ascom Wireless Solutions With the increase in patient care needs, clinical staffing challenges, and rising costs of care delivery, there is pressure on healthcare delivery organizations to rely on technology solutions to help efficiently deliver care. In the modern healthcare environment, an optimized workflow Read more [...]
Updating West Coast Code Adoptions

Updating West Coast Code Adoptions

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  By Mike Stone, West Coast Field Representative, NEMA California adopted the 2016 California Building Standards Code, also known as Title 24. It goes into effect January 1, 2017. It is based on the 2014 National Electrical Code® (NEC); building, fire and residential codes based on the 2015 International Code Council codes (I-Codes); plumbing and mechanical codes based on the 2015 Uniform Read more [...]
Understanding Symbols: Laser Labeling

Understanding Symbols: Laser Labeling

By Geoffrey Peckham, CEO, Clarion Safety Systems One of the critical building blocks for your product safety labels is symbols. When it comes to the history and progress of formats and symbols related to labels on laser products, manufacturers face a dilemma in using U.S. regulations versus internationally accepted standards. In this article, we’ll explore laser labels compliant with the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) for U.S. markets and the International Electrotechnical Read more [...]
Quality Dynamic Message Signs Exceed Industry Standards

Quality Dynamic Message Signs Exceed Industry Standards

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Jay Swinea, Vice President, Transportation Sales, Adaptive Displays; and Michelle Bansemer, Marketing Manager, Adaptive Displays Cities across the nation are embracing the needs of smart transportation through light-emitting diode (LED) displays for intelligent transportation systems (ITS). While adoption was initially slow, an increasing number of cities have discovered their benefits. Read more [...]