ANSI/NETA Standards Update

NETA World Staff Fall 2019 Specifications & Standards, Specifications & Standards

    ANSI/NETA ECS-2015 Revision Underway ANSI/NETA ECS, Standard for Electrical Commissioning of Electrical Power Equipment and Systems, 2015 Edition, continues the American National Standard revision process. A project intent notification published in ANSI’s Standards Action on May 18, 2018, announced the intent to revise the standard. A 30-day initial ballot period and a 45-day public comment period began on …

ASTM F18 Committee Report

James R. White, Shermco Industries Fall 2019 Specifications & Standards, Specifications & Standards

The ASTM F18 committee meeting was held in Denver, Colorado, on April 1–5, 2019. Committee meetings are held annually in April and October. Wearing Apparel The F1506 Wearing Apparel Task Group did the main work in this session. This actually became several sessions, as F1506 was divided into smaller pieces so it could be handled more easily. The task group …

NFPA 70B Committee Report

David Huffman, Power Systems Testing Company Fall 2019 Specifications & Standards, Specifications & Standards

The NFPA 70B Committee met in Nashville, Tennessee, in March 2019 to continue working on the NFPA 70B chapters. The narrative and explanatory sections in each chapter were moved to an annex.  While the current document title indicates that 70B is a recommended practice, it’s actually a guide. The work being done and keeping the word “should” in the recommended actions …

IEEE Transformers Committee Report

Scott Reed Fall 2019 Specifications & Standards, Specifications & Standards

Insulating Fluids Subcommittee C57.104, IEEE Guide for The Interpretation of Gases Generated in Oil-Immersed Transformers (DGA) has undergone a significant revision that completely changes how DGA results should be interpreted for mineral-oil filled transformers.  The last time the guide was revised was 2008. It has gone through numerous draft versions and multiple ballots, and hundreds of comments have been reviewed. …