NFPA 70B Committee Report

David Huffman Fall 2019 Specifications & Standards, Specifications & Standards

The NFPA 70B Committee met in Nashville, Tennessee, in March 2019 to continue working on the NFPA 70B chapters. The narrative and explanatory sections in each chapter were moved to an annex.  While the current document title indicates that 70B is a recommended practice, it’s actually a guide. The work being done and keeping the word “should” in the recommended actions …

IEEE Transformers Committee Report

Scott Reed Fall 2019 Specifications & Standards, Specifications & Standards

Insulating Fluids Subcommittee C57.104, IEEE Guide for The Interpretation of Gases Generated in Oil-Immersed Transformers (DGA) has undergone a significant revision that completely changes how DGA results should be interpreted for mineral-oil filled transformers.  The last time the guide was revised was 2008. It has gone through numerous draft versions and multiple ballots, and hundreds of comments have been reviewed. …

ANSI/NETA Standards Update

NETA World Staff Specifications & Standards, Summer 2019 Specifications & Standards

    ANSI/NETA MTS-2019 Revision Completed ANSI/NETA MTS, Standard for Maintenance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems, 2019 Edition, completed an American National Standard revision process in spring 2019. ANSI/NETA MTS-2019 supersedes the 2015 edition, having received ANSI approval as an American National Standard on February 4, 2019. A project intent notification was published in ANSI’s Standards Action …

ANSI/NETA Standards Update

NETA World Staff Specifications & Standards, Spring 2019 Specifications & Standards

          ANSI/NETA MTS-2019 New Edition ANSI/NETA MTS, Standard for Maintenance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems, 2015 Edition, has been revised. ANSI/NETA MTS-2019 was approved by ANSI as an American National Standard on February 7, 2019. The revised edition of ANSI/NETA MTS, scheduled for release in March 2019, features new content including Online Partial Discharge …

ASTM F18 Committee Report

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

The ASTM Committee has purview over all protective electrical equipment, including arc flash suits, arc-rated clothing, rubber insulated gloves, insulated tools, and grounds. They do not specify how they are to be used, but specify how they are to be designed, tested, cleaned, and cared for. The meeting was held in Orlando, Florida, on October 8–9, 2018, which sounds nice, …

Insulated Conductor Committee News

Ralph Patterson Specifications & Standards, Spring 2019 Specifications & Standards

The Insulated Conductor Committee’s groups, which include engineers and scientists, met in Orlando, Florida, for the fall 2018 IEEE/ICC meeting from October 29–31, 2018. The Insulated Conductors Committee (ICC) is a professional organization within the Power Engineering Society (PES) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). This is an ongoing opportunity for the InterNational Electrical Testing Association to …

IEEE Transformers Committee Report

Scott Reed Specifications & Standards, Spring 2019 Specifications & Standards

Several of the subcommittees under the IEEE Transformers Committee are doing significant work. This report covers work in the last two quarters of 2018. Insulating Fluids Subcommittee C57.104, IEEE Guide for the Interpretation of Gases Generated in Oil-Immersed Transformers (DGA) is being revised and will change how DGA results will be interpreted. It went out to the working group for …