Browsed by
Author: NEMA Communications

Standard for Shielded Power Cable Now Available

Standard for Shielded Power Cable Now Available

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Ann Brandstadter, Manager, Standards Publications and Marketing, NEMA ANSI/NEMA WC 74/ICEA S-93-639-2017 5-46 kV Shielded Power Cable for Use in the Transmission and Distribution of Electric Energy covers the requirements for conductors, insulations, protective coverings, and general constructional and dimensional details common to most shielded types of wires and cables. This edition includes a new section Read more […]

New Tests for Smoke Alarms and Detectors

New Tests for Smoke Alarms and Detectors

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Richard Roberts, Vice President, Industry Relations, Honeywell In order to improve the detection of fires from synthetic materials and to reduce unwanted alarms, new tests have been developed for all smoke alarms and smoke detectors. Beginning May 29, 2020, all smoke alarms and detectors seeking to be listed as complying with ANSI/UL 217 and ANSI/UL 268 product Standards will have to pass new flaming and smoldering Read more […]

Roadmapping Seismic Conformance: Council to Initiate Guidelines for Electrical Equipment

Roadmapping Seismic Conformance: Council to Initiate Guidelines for Electrical Equipment

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Philip Caldwell, Edison Expert, External Affairs, Schneider Electric The electrical industry is currently void of a consensus-developed transparent rationalization Standard for planning and implementing product-specific seismic qualification for building code compliance. Without one, this task ultimately defaults to the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) to sort out code compliance—a function that is Read more […]

U.S. Submittals Gain IEC Acceptance

U.S. Submittals Gain IEC Acceptance

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Ken Gettman, Director, International Standards, NEMA When considering global product distribution, it is often beneficial to pursue compliance with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), unless a Standard developed in the United States has become the de facto world requirement. The IEC, an international standards body, creates voluntary specifications that are adopted verbatim or with unique Read more […]

CANENA Models Collaboration

CANENA Models Collaboration

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Joel Solis, Senior Conformity Assessment Manager, NEMA On February 16, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed Congress on the protection of American consumers, reporting that they faced a new problem: prosperity. He stated that American businesses responded with “matchless ingenuity and enterprise to produce the widest range of quality products ever offered for sale.” While his aim was to implore Congress Read more […]

DICOM Streamlines Imaging Communication Worldwide

DICOM Streamlines Imaging Communication Worldwide

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Lisa Spellman, AStd, DICOM General Secretary, MITA Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM®) standardizes the communication of medical imaging information. First published in the 1980s, it is maintained by a collaborative committee of industry and medical professional societies. DICOM maintains active liaisons with several standards developing organizations. Even though DICOM has been deployed Read more […]

e-Business Standards Enable Innovation

e-Business Standards Enable Innovation

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Marjorie Romeyn-Sanabria, Communication Specialist, IDEA With the rise of automation and digitization in the electrical industry, companies may use an e-commerce platform in part because it is an increasingly popular business trend and they wish to remain relevant in a changing business landscape. E-commerce, when done correctly, is often the right choice for many companies: instead of hassling with paper Read more […]

Overcurrent Protection Leads to Compliance

Overcurrent Protection Leads to Compliance

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Nick Offerman, Field Application Engineering Manager, Eaton’s Bussmann Division Fuseology is defined as the study of a fuse’s operating principles and its unique role in circuit protection. These principles include ratings, operating characteristics, and constructions that enable the fuse to act as a highly effective overcurrent protective device (OCPD). Reliable OCPDs help prevent and minimize costly Read more […]

Adding Low Voltage SPDs to the NEC®

Adding Low Voltage SPDs to the NEC®

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Danny Abbate, Industry Director, Building Infrastructure Division, NEMA The increased use of electrical equipment in residential, commercial, and industrial settings necessitates protection from external surge sources (like lightning) and internal surges generated by the operation of contactors, relays, breakers, switching of capacitor banks, discharge of inductive devices, or starting and stopping of any electrical Read more […]

Advocating for Adoption

Advocating for Adoption

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Madeleine Bugel, Manager, State and International Government Relations, NEMA NEMA has consistently advocated for timely adoption of the most current version of the National Electrical Code® (NEC) without amendments that would diminish its effectiveness. In the past, tenacious staff and Members working on code adoption have fought code adoption issues as they arose, usually after the advocates opposing timely Read more […]