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, Shermco Industries 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 …

Committee Report: NFPA 70B

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

The NFPA 70B Committee resumed bi-weekly meetings via video calls on January 8, 2021, to continue work on rewriting 70B as a standard, after just over a month break. The committee is currently working on various items that either need review or need better placement in the document.  The first draft meeting will be held in the next few months, depending …