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NEMA publishes guidelines for cable and conduit fittings.

Press Release Summary:

Jul 09, 2007 - Developed by NEMA's Conduit Fittings Section, FB 2.10-2007 Selection and Installation Guidelines for Fittings for Use with Flexible Electrical Conduit and Cable offer practical information on correct product selection and industry-recommended practices. They explain background on critical installation issues such as fitting and carton markings, importance of correct seating of fittings in armor convolutions, applying proper torque, and maintaining integrity of grounding system.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Publishes FB 2.20-2007 Selection and Installation Guidelines for Fittings for Use with Flexible Electrical Conduit and Cable

Press release date: May 06, 2007

ROSSLYN, VA, May 6, 2007-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published FB 2.10-2007 Selection and Installation Guidelines for Fittings for Use with Flexible Electrical Conduit and Cable. The FB 2 series of publications was developed by NEMA's Conduit Fittings Section and represents NEMA's commitment by to quality raceway installations made in accordance with the National Electrical Code®.

According to Timothy McNieve, chairman of NEMA's Conduit Fittings Section, these selection and installation guidelines offer practical information on correct product selection and industry-recommended practices.

"NEMA FB2.20 Selection and Installation Guidelines complement NEMA FB1, UL 514B, and companion guideline documents published by NEMA to provide consistent and coordinated best practices that improve product selection, proper installations, and consistent code enforcement," McNieve said. "NEMA's 5FB Section provides this document in electronic format at no charge and encourages its broad distribution and use in educational training".

FB 2.20 provides installers and code enforcement officials comprehensive guidance on the proper selection and application of the most common cable and flexible conduit fittings. These guidelines explain the background on critical installation issues such as fitting and carton markings, the importance of correct seating of fittings in armor convolutions, applying proper torque, and maintaining the integrity of the grounding system. FB 2.20 covers fittings for use with armored cable, flexible metal conduit, metal-clad cable, liquidtight flexible metal conduit, liquidtight flexible nonmetallic conduit, and nonmetallic-sheathed cable.

FB 2.10-2007 may be downloaded at no charge, or a hardcopy purchased for $54.00 by visiting NEMA's website at www.nema.org/stds/fb2-10.cfm, or by contacting IHS at (800) 854-7179 (within the U.S.), (303) 397-7956 (international), (303) 397-2740 (fax).

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, S£o Paulo, and Mexico City.

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