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ANSI Standard addresses electrical rigid steel conduit.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 09, 2015 - NEMA announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C80 published ANSI C80.1-2015 American National Standard for Electrical Rigid Steel Conduit. Standard establishes requirements for electrical rigid steel conduit for use as a raceway for wires or cables of an electrical system. Raceway systems (conduit, fittings, and enclosures) are relied upon to provide mechanical protection for circuit conductors and to carry potentially dangerous fault currents.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C80 Publishes ANSI C80.1-2015 American National Standard for Electrical Rigid Steel Conduit

Press release date: Nov 05, 2015

ROSSLYN, Va., —The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) C80 published ANSI C80.1-2015 American National Standard for Electrical Rigid Steel Conduit. This standard establishes the requirements for electrical rigid steel conduit for use as a raceway for wires or cables of an electrical system. Raceway systems (conduit, fittings, and enclosures) are relied upon to provide mechanical protection for circuit conductors and to carry potentially dangerous fault currents.

Last published in 2005, ANSI C80.1 was approved by the ANSI ASC C80 Committee (raceways for electrical wiring systems), and supported by NEMA’s Steel Conduit and Electrical Metallic Tubing Section. “The expectations and demands on electrical raceway systems have continued to evolve,” said ANSI ASC C80 Chairman Martin J. Brett, Director, Codes and Standards, Wheatland Tube Company. “New and improved materials and processes used in manufacturing conduits, such as the use of alternate corrosion resistant coatings, necessitated a revision of this standard.”

To learn more about the section and the technical standards and guidelines it had developed, visit the Steel Conduit and Electrical Metallic Tubing web page at www.nema.org.
 
ANSI C80.1-2015 may be downloaded for $65 or purchased in hard copy for $65 on the NEMA website.

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