ANSI/NETA MTS–2019 REVISION IN PROCESS
A standards revision is in process for ANSI/NETA–2019, Standard for Maintenance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems to be released in March of 2023. The BSR-8 was filed with the American National Standard Institute on June 28, 2022 notifying ANSI of the future initial ballot and public comment period. The initial ballot was issued on July 15, 2022. A second ballot is scheduled for issue in November of 2022. The revised edition of ANSI/NETA MTS is scheduled to debut at PowerTest 2023 in Orlando, Florida.
ANSI/NETA MTS contains specifications for suggested field tests and inspections to assess the suitability for continued service and reliability of electrical power equipment and systems. The purpose of these specifications is to assure that tested electrical equipment and systems are operational and within applicable standards and manufacturers’ tolerances, and that the equipment and systems are suitable for continued service. ANSI/NETA MTS–2019 revisions include online partial discharge survey for switchgear, frequency of power systems studies, frequency of maintenance matrix, and more. ANSI/NETA MTS–2019 is available for purchase at the NETA Bookstore at www.netaworld.org.
ANSI/NETA ECS–2020 LATEST EDITION
ANSI/NETA ECS, Standard for Electrical Commissioning of Electrical Power Equipment & Systems, 2020 Edition, completed the American National Standard revision process. ANSI administrative approval was received on September 9, 2019. ANSI/NETA ECS–2020 supersedes the 2015 Edition.
ANSI/NETA ECS describes the systematic process of documenting and placing into service newly installed or retrofitted electrical power equipment and systems. This document shall be used in conjunction with the most recent edition of ANSI/NETA ATS, Standard for Acceptance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment & Systems. The individual electrical components shall be subjected to factory and field tests, as required, to validate the individual components. It is not the intent of these specifications to provide comprehensive details on the commissioning of mechanical equipment, mechanical instrumentation systems, and related components. This standard is scheduled to begin the American National Standard revision process in 2023, with a scheduled release in 2024.
The ANSI/NETA ECS–2020 Edition includes updates to the commissioning process, as well as inspection and commissioning procedures as it relates to low- and medium-voltage systems.
Voltage classes addressed include:
- Low-voltage systems (less than 1,000 volts)
- Medium-voltage systems (greater than 1,000 volts and less than 100,000 volts)
- High-voltage and extra-high-voltage systems (greater than 100 kV and less than 1,000 kV)
- ASHRAE, ANSI/NETA ATS, NECA, NFPA 70E, OSHA, GSA Building Commissioning Guide
ANSI/NETA ATS–2021 LATEST EDITION
ANSI/NETA ATS, Standard for Acceptance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment & Systems, 2021 Edition, has completed an American National Standard revision process. ANSI administrative approval was granted September 18, 2020. The new edition was released in March 2021 and supersedes the 2017 edition.
ANSI/NETA ATS covers suggested field tests and inspections for assessing the suitability for initial energization of electrical power equipment and systems. The purpose of these specifications is to assure that tested electrical equipment and systems are operational, are within applicable standards and manufacturers’ tolerances, and are installed in accordance with design specifications. ANSI/NETA ATS-2021 new content includes arc energy reduction system testing and an update to the partial discharge survey for switchgear. ANSI/NETA ATS-2021 is available for purchase at the NETA Bookstore at www.netaworld.org.
ANSI/NETA ETT–2022 REVISION COMPLETED
ANSI/NETA ETT, Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians, completed the American National Standard revision process. ANSI administrative approval was granted January 7, 2022. The new edition was released at PowerTest in March 2022 and supersedes the 2018 edition.
ANSI/NETA ETT establishes minimum requirements for qualifications, certification, training, and experience for the electrical testing technician. It provides criteria for documenting qualifications for certification and details the minimum qualifications for an independent and impartial certifying body to certify electrical testing technicians.
Comments and suggestions on any of the standards are always welcome and should be directed to NETA. To learn more about the NETA standards review and revision process, to purchase these standards, or to get involved, please visit www.netaworld.org or contact the NETA office at 888-300-6382.