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South Begins Adoption of the 2017 NEC

South Begins Adoption of the 2017 NEC

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry.  Bryan Holland, South/Southwest Field Representative, NEMA The 2017 National Electrical Code® (NEC) supersedes all previous editions, supplements, and printings dating back to 1897. The states and local jurisdictions that adopt and enforce the current edition of the NEC enhance public safety, as the code is not effective without timely adoption and proper enforcement. Statistics from the U.S. Consumer Read more [...]
ANSI C119.4 Standard Updates Requirements for Connectors

ANSI C119.4 Standard Updates Requirements for Connectors

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Paul Orr, Program Manager, NEMA   With the support of NEMA’s Electrical Connector Section, the ANSI C119 Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) for Electrical Connectors recently revised ANSI C119.4-2016 American National Standard for Electric Connectors—Connectors for Use between Aluminum-to-Aluminum and Aluminum-to-Copper Conductors Designed for Normal Operation at or below 93° C and Copper-to-Copper Read more [...]
West Coast Acts on National Codes

West Coast Acts on National Codes

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Mike Stone, West Coast Field Representative, NEMA With the publication of the 2017 National Electrical Code® (NEC) in September, code adoption activity has begun. The Idaho Electrical Board voted to recommend the adoption of the 2017 NEC. This recommendation and recommendations for the adoption of the 2015 International Code Council codes (I-Codes) will be forwarded to the state legislature to be considered Read more [...]
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 Organization for Standardization Read more [...]
ANSI Recognizes Standardization Leaders

ANSI Recognizes Standardization Leaders

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Ken Gettman, Director, International Standards, NEMA The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) honored leaders of the U.S. and global voluntary standards and conformity assessment community for contributions to and accomplishments in the industry at the 2016 ANSI Awards Banquet and Ceremony on October 26. Several in the NEMA community were among those honored: Timothy Duffy, manager of conformity Read more [...]
Setting a Global Priority: Test Once, Sell Everywhere

Setting a Global Priority: Test Once, Sell Everywhere

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Hans Beinke, Chair, MITA Global Affairs Committee Just as MITA works with Congress and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to improve regulatory and business conditions, its Global Affairs Committee (GAC) works with partners in an increasingly interconnected world to streamline regulatory procedures and strengthen members’ businesses. When threats to global business emerge or countries enact barriers Read more [...]
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 is the adoption of the International Electrotechnical Commission Read more [...]
Elevating MITA Brand through Standards Development

Elevating MITA Brand through Standards Development

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Megan A. Hayes, Director, Regulatory and Standards Strategy, MITA Standards facilitate efficient and timely market access for medical imaging products. That’s why MITA develops standards—to improve products for patients. In 2013, MITA successfully lobbied Congress to enact payment differential that provides higher payment for procedures performed with devices that comply with XR 29-2013 Standard Attributes Read more [...]
Building Safety Takes a Community

Building Safety Takes a Community

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Don Iverson, Midwest Field Representative, NEMA   How do you know when a state values building safety? That’s simple: you see a pattern of consistent adoption and implementation of current building and electrical codes. Value unfolds as early code adopters begin initiating their state or regulatory processes or when local communities support electrical safety after a flooding event. Multiple Read more [...]
Standardizing the Value of Quality

Standardizing the Value of Quality

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jim Nestel, Manager Service Projects and Installations, Hitachi Medical Systems Only original equipment manufacturer (OEM) service providers are required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to have a quality management system (QMS) to assess medical imaging equipment. Although many non-OEM medical imaging device service providers perform excellent work, the lack of such a requirement leaves the Read more [...]