ANSI/NETA Standards Update

NETA World Staff Fall 2020 Specifications & Standards, Other, Specifications & Standards

ANSI/NETA ATS–2017 Revision Underway ANSI/NETA ATS–2017, Standard for Acceptance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment & Systems continues an American National Standard revision process that is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020. The new edition will be released in March 2021. A project intent notification published in ANSI’s Standards Action on January 3, 2020, announced the opening …

ASTM F18 Committee Report

James R. White, Shermco Industries Fall 2020 Specifications & Standards, Specifications & Standards

The semi-annual ASTM-F18 Committee Meeting on May 28, 2020, was hosted on the WebEx app. This takes the place of the April meeting that was scheduled in Boston and cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. There were 74 participants. F1506 Antitrust laws were read first. The first and only subject was F1506 arc-rated face masks, which are similar to a …

NFPA 70B Committee Report

David Huffman, Power Systems Testing Company Fall 2020 Specifications & Standards, Specifications & Standards

The NFPA 70B committee has continued to meet every two weeks via conference and video calls. We are working on revamping chapters to make it into a standard, and while progress is sometimes slow, we appear to be on track for a First Draft for public comment sooner rather than later. With the continued issue of COVID-19, our tentative in-person …