ANSI/NETA Standards Update

NETA World Staff Summer 2021 Specifications & Standards, Specifications & Standards

ANSI/NETA ETT–2018 REVISION SCHEDULED FOR 2021  A project intent notification has been published in ANSI’s Standards Action. The initial ballot is expected in summer 2021. A second ballot is scheduled for issue in fall 2021. The revised edition of ANSI/NETA ATS is scheduled to debut at PowerTest 2022. ANSI/NETA ETT establishes minimum requirements for qualifications, certification, training, and experience for …

National Electrical Code Development Goes Virtual

Jesse Roman Specifications & Standards, Summer 2021 Specifications & Standards

The coronavirus pandemic sparked a host of innovations in the NFPA codes and standards development process. For two weeks in October 2018, several hundred experts from across the electrical industry gathered at a hotel in San Diego to complete the second draft of the 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code®. For more than eight hours a day, the hotel’s large …

ANSI/NETA Standards Update

NETA World Staff Specifications & Standards, Spring 2021 Specifications & Standards

ANSI/NETA ATS–2021 Revision Completed ANSI/NETA ATS–2021, Standard for Acceptance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment & Systems has completed an American National Standard revision process. ANSI administrative approval was granted September 18, 2020. The new edition is scheduled to be released in March 2021. This edition will supersede the 2017 edition. New content for the ANSI/NETA ATS-2021 includes: Arc Energy …

Committee Reports: NEC CMP-13, NFPA 70B, ASTM F18, NFPA 70E

James R. White Specifications & Standards, Spring 2021 Specifications & Standards

NEC CMP-13 NEC CMP-13 covers Articles 700 Emergency Systems, 701 Legally Required Standby Systems, 702 Optional Standby Systems and 708 Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS). The Task Group’s sessions on October 22-21 ran five hours due to the high workload. Earlier, the Correlating Committee asked Jim Dollard (CMP-13 Vice Chair) to develop a “Safety by Design” annex with a Task …

Committee Report: NFPA 70 Code Making Panel 10

Scott A. Blizard Specifications & Standards, Spring 2021 Specifications & Standards

CMP-10 is a very well-organized and knowledgeable panel, with representation from many organizations including IAIE, IEC, IEEE, IBEW, EEI, ACC, NETA, UL, NEMA, and NECA. This diverse group brings various points of view to the code-making process. For the 2023 cycle, Nathan Philips has been appointed chair of CMP-10. This will be Nathan’s first code cycle (2023) as chair. Nathan …

Committee Report: IEEE Transformers

Scott Reed Specifications & Standards, Spring 2021 Specifications & Standards

The IEEE Transformer Committee was forced to cancel the 2020 spring meeting due to the global pandemic but was able to conduct the fall meeting virtually. Within the Insulating Fluids Subcommittee, a new task force was formed for C57.104, IEEE Guide for The Interpretation of Gases Generated in Oil-Immersed Transformers (DGA). The task force will study how to improve the …

ANSI/NETA Standards Update

NETA World Staff Specifications & Standards, Winter 2020 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 …

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 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 …