ANSI/NETA Standards Update

NETA World Staff Specifications & Standards, Spring 2020 Specifications & Standards`

ANSI/NETA ECS–2020 Revision Completed ANSI/NETA ECS, Standard for Electrical Commissioning of Electrical Power Equipment & Systems, 2020 Edition, completed the American National Standard revision process. ANSI administrative approval was received on September 9, 2019. ANSI/NETA ECS–2020 supersedes the 2015 Edition. A project intent notification published in ANSI’s Standards Action on May 18, 2018, announced the intent to revise the standard. …

NFPA 70B Committee Report

David Huffman Specifications & Standards, Spring 2020 Specifications & Standards`

The NFPA Committee met in Boston in September. The meeting began with confirmation that the 70B maintenance guide would be rewritten into a maintenance standard. There had been previous discussion regarding whether to make it a recommended practice, using the word “should” in the verbiage, or to make it a standard, using the word “shall.” There are differences between a recommended practice …