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NEMA Guide addresses fire-damaged electrical equipment.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 13, 2013 - NEMA has published Evaluating Fire- and Heat-Damaged Electrical Equipment, a guide that provides information on how to evaluate electrical equipment that has been exposed to heat and fire residue through fire, firefighting activities, or close proximity to fire. Guide is useful for suppliers, installers, inspectors, and users of electrical products.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Publishes Evaluating Fire- and Heat-Damaged Electrical Equipment

Press release date: Nov 06, 2013

ROSSLYN, Va., —The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently published Evaluating Fire- and Heat-Damaged Electrical Equipment, a guide that provides information on how to evaluate electrical equipment that has been exposed to heat and fire residue through fire, firefighting activities, or close proximity to fire.

This guide is useful for suppliers, installers, inspectors, and users of electrical products. Before this publication, little guidance was available for installers and inspectors on how to evaluate electrical equipment that had been exposed to heat and fire residue.

Evaluating Fire- and Heat-Damaged Electrical Equipment may be downloaded at no cost on the NEMA website.

NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Its 400-plus member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceed $100 billion annually.

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