NETA received formal reaccreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), on June 2, 2023. ANSI accreditation signifies that the procedures used by standards-developing organizations meet the institute’s requirements for openness, balance, consensus, and due process. NETA has met the rigorous standards revision process, which involves consensus by a group that is open to representatives from all interested parties, a broad-based public review and comment period of draft standards, consideration of and response to comments, and incorporation of submitted changes that meet the same consensus requirements into a draft standard.
ANSI/NETA MTS–2023 ERRATA ISSUED June 20, 2023
ANSI/NETA MTS–2023, Standard for Maintenance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems, has issued an errata for Section 7 Inspections and Test Procedures including Section 7.23 Communications and Section 7.24.1 Automatic Circuit Reclosers and Line Sectionalizers, Automatic Circuit Reclosers, Oil/Vacuum. Please visit the NETA website at www.netaworld.org/standards/ansi-neta-mts to view the errata details.
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–2023 revisions include a comprehensive update to the Cables section, as well as a new section for Electric Vehicle Charging Systems. ANSI/NETA MTS–2023 is available for purchase at the NETA Bookstore at www.netaworld.org.
ANSI/NETA ECS–2020 NEXT REVISION SCHEDULED
ANSI/NETA ECS–2020, Standard for Electrical Commissioning of Electrical Power Equipment & Systems, will be revised following the American National Standard process. The next edition of the standard is scheduled to begin the American National Standard revision process in 2023, with a scheduled release in 2024. ANSI/NETA ECS–2020 supersedes the 2015 Edition. The public comment period is scheduled to begin July 14, 2023, with a closing date of August 28, 2023. A recirculation ballot and additional public comment period is projected for mid-November 2023.
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.
The next ANSI/NETA ECS revision will include new content for Source Specific Systems Commissioning:
- Photovoltaic (PV)
- Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
- Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS)
- 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, completed an American National Standard revision process and was published in the spring of 2021. The next revision of ANSI/NETA ATS is scheduled to begin in 2024. Please visit the NETA website at www.netaworld.org/standards/ansi-neta-ats for future updates or to get involved.
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 LATEST EDITION
ANSI/NETA ETT, Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians, completed the American National Standard revision process and was granted ANSI administrative approval on 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 as a ballot pool member, please visit
www.netaworld.org or contact the NETA office at 888-300-6382.