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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 (e.g., hydroelectric generation) as well as the less-well known (e.g., evaporative cooling 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 […]

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 and health of the person touching the Read more […]

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 quality, and achieving superior patient outcomes. From Read more […]

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 power components. Today, VFD products have embedded 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 […]

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 2014 National Electrical Code® (NEC) went into effect on April 1, 2016. Read more […]

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 Read more […]

IAS Workshop Promotes Electrical Safety

IAS Workshop Promotes Electrical Safety

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Julie Chavanne, Communications Director, ESFI The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) recently attended the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Electrical Safety Workshop held in Jacksonville, Florida, in March. The workshop is an international forum that aims to change electrical safety culture while advancing the application of technology, work practices, codes, Read more […]

NEMA Presence at Hannover Messe Highlights Important Relationships

NEMA Presence at Hannover Messe Highlights Important Relationships

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Vi Lilly, Senior Director, Member Services and Value, NEMA, and Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff visited the Hannover Messe trade show in Germany on April 25–27 to meet with European and U.S. industry leaders and to take in the latest innovations in industrial automation. The world’s largest trade fair featured Read more […]