ANSI/NETA Standards Update

NETA World Staff Spring 2022 Specifications & Standards, Specifications & Standards

ANSI/NETA ETT–2022 REVISION COMPLETED ANSI/NETA ETT, Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians, has completed an American National Standard revision process. ANSI administrative approval was granted January 7, 2022. The new edition will be released 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 …

IEEE Transformer Committee Report

Scott Reed, MVA Specifications & Standards, Spring 2022 Specifications & Standards

With the global pandemic continuing, the IEEE Transformer Committee was forced to conduct the fall meeting virtually. Despite the inability to meet together, the IEEE Transformer Committee remains very active and is committed to developing stronger guides to help the power industry.  INSULATING FLUIDS SUBCOMMITTEE C57.146 Within the Insulating Fluids Subcommittee, the working group for C57.146, IEEE Guide for Interpretation …

NFPA 70B Committee Report

David Huffman, Power Systems Testing Company Specifications & Standards, Spring 2022 Specifications & Standards

The second draft of the NFPA 70B document, which is being rewritten as a standard, closed on February 9, 2022.  The Second Draft report is scheduled to be posted on November 2, 2022. The Second Draft meeting is anticipated to take place in the spring of 2022. This will depend on many factors, as COVID continues to disrupt schedules to …

ANSI/NETA Standards Update

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

ANSI/NETA ETT–2018 REVISION SCHEDULED FOR 2022 ANSI/NETA ETT, Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians, 2018 Edition is in the process of revision. The initial ballot was completed July 2021. Suggested comments and revisions will be reviewed by the Standards Review Council in fall 2021. A second ballot is scheduled for late 2021. The revised edition of NETA ETT is …

ANSI/NETA Standards Update

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

ANSI/NETA ETT–2018 REVISION SCHEDULED FOR 2021 ANSI/NETA ETT, Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians, 2018 Edition is in the process of revision. The initial ballot was completed July 2021. Suggested comments and revisions will be reviewed by the Standards Review Council in fall 2021. A second ballot is scheduled for late 2021. The revised edition of NETA ETT is scheduled to …

CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety — 2021 Edition Changes & Updates

Terry Becker, TW Becker Electrical Safety Consulting Inc. Fall 2021 Specifications & Standards, Specifications & Standards

Changes in the CSA Z462, Workplace electrical safety Standard are slowing down. Good news! That said, the 2021 Edition includes significant reorganization of content in Clause 4.1 and Clause 4.3, changes to existing annexes and some new annexes, and a significant change to the Arc Flash PPE Category Method of determining “additional protective measures” for a work task’s arc flash …

Committee Report: NFPA 70B

David Huffman, Power Systems Testing Company Fall 2021 Specifications & Standards, Specifications & Standards

The new NFPA 70B,  Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance closed its First Draft balloting on June 11, 2021, at 11:59 PM EDT. Much work has been done — and will continue to be done — by the committee members.  This has been a huge re-write with chapters added, moved, renamed, and completely revamped. Material that was anything but a …

Committee Report: CSA Z462 and CSA Z463

Kerry Heid, Shermco Industries Fall 2021 Specifications & Standards, Specifications & Standards

NETA supports two main CSA standards in Canada: CSA Z462, Workplace Electrical Safety and CSA Z463, Maintenance of Electrical Systems. Both of these standards are entering a new  revision phase. TWO NEW TECHNICAL COMMITTEE CHAIRS CSA Z462 is now chaired by Daniel Roberts. Daniel is well-known in electrical safety circles as an expert in electrical shock and arc flash exposure mitigation as …

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 …