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 …

NFPA 70B Committee Report

David Huffman 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 …

ANSI/NETA Standards Update

NETA World Staff Specifications & Standards, Summer 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 in fall 2020. A project intent notification published in ANSI’s Standards Action on January 3, 2020, announced the opening of a 45-day public comment period. The initial ballot was issued …

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 …

ANSI/NETA Standards Update

NETA World Staff Specifications & Standards, Winter 2019 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. ANSI/NETA ECS describes the systematic process of documenting and placing into service newly installed or retrofitted electrical power equipment and …

Electrical Canada Update

Kerry Heid Specifications & Standards, Winter 2019 Specifications & Standards

There has been much emphasis in Canada recently on looking at electrical maintenance from two perspectives: safety and production. Many times, these go hand in hand. The standards committees in Canada are paying specific attention to devices that — when not maintained properly — can have an adverse effect on the electrical safety of workers. These include the most commonly …

ASTM F18 Committee Report

James R. White Fall 2019 Specifications & Standards, Specifications & Standards

The ASTM F18 committee meeting was held in Denver, Colorado, on April 1–5, 2019. Committee meetings are held annually in April and October. Wearing Apparel The F1506 Wearing Apparel Task Group did the main work in this session. This actually became several sessions, as F1506 was divided into smaller pieces so it could be handled more easily. The task group …