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NEMA publishes guide on frequencies for cable testing.

Press Release Summary:

Mar 04, 2008 - NEMA has published ANSI/ICEA T-26-465/NEMA WC 54-2008 Guide for Frequency of Sampling Extruded Dielectric Power, Control, Instrumentation, and Portable Cables for Test. Developed by the Insulated Cable Engineers Association (ICEA), the guide provides a combination of plans for the frequencies at which cable samples may be obtained for tests to determine conformance to the appropriate requirements of ICEA.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Publishes ANSI/ICEA T-26-465/NEMA WC 54-2008 Guide Guide for Frequency of Sampling Extruded Dielectric Power, Control, Instrumentation, and Portable Cables for Test

Press release date: Feb 14, 2008

ROSSLYN, Va. - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI/ICEA T-26-465/NEMA WC 54-2008 Guide for Frequency of Sampling Extruded Dielectric Power, Control, Instrumentation, and Portable Cables for Test, which was developed by the Insulated Cable Engineers Association (ICEA) and approved by ANSI and NEMA.

This guide provides a combination of plans for the frequencies at which cable samples may be obtained for tests to determine conformance to the appropriate requirements of ICEA. Valid statistical sampling frequencies other than those listed are acceptable if evidence of statistical control can be demonstrated. This guide applies only to extruded dielectric power, control, instrumentation, and portable cables.

The contents and scope of ANSI/ICEA T-26-465/NEMA WC 54-2008 may be viewed, and a hard copy or electronic copy purchased for $48, by visiting NEMA's Web site at www.nema.org/stds/WC54.cfm, or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax), or on the Web at global.ihs.com.

NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. These products are used in utility, medical imaging, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing, São Paulo, and Mexico City.