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NEMA publishes NEMA TC 14-2015 Series of standards.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 27, 2015 - NEMA has published NEMA TC 14-2015 series of standards: NEMA TC 14.AG-2015 Aboveground Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit (RTRC) and Fittings, NEMA TC 14.BG-2015 Belowground Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit and Fittings, and NEMA TC 14.XW-2015 Extra Heavy Wall Aboveground Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit and Fittings. Standards are adoptions of UL 2515, UL 2420, and UL 2515A respectively. They separate requirements for RTRC and fittings to align with these UL standards.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Publishes NEMA TC 14-2015 Series of Standards

Press release date: Nov 23, 2015

ROSSLYN, Va., —The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published the NEMA TC 14-2015 series of standards: NEMA TC 14.AG-2015 Aboveground Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit (RTRC) and Fittings, NEMA TC 14.BG-2015 Belowground Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit and Fittings, and NEMA TC 14.XW-2015 Extra Heavy Wall Aboveground Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit and Fittings.

NEMA TC 14.AG-2015, NEMA TC 14.BG-2015, and NEMA TC 14.XW-2015 are adoptions of UL 2515, UL 2420, and UL 2515A respectively, and together supersede NEMA TC 14-2002. This new TC 14 series separates requirements for RTRC and fittings to align with these UL standards.

NEMA TC 14-2002 was an adoption of the former UL 1684, which covered requirements for both aboveground and belowground RTRC now in UL 2515 and UL 2420. UL 2515A is a supplemental standard to UL 2515, covering extra-heavy wall RTRC for locations where the conduit is subject to physical damage according to the National Electrical Code®.

The NEMA TC 14-2015 series was produced by the Polymer Raceway Products Section.

The NEMA TC 14-2015 Series can be purchased in hard copy as a set on the NEMA website at a reduced rate of $75. These standards are also sold separately: NEMA TC14.AG-2015 for $32 in hard copy, NEMA TC 14.BG-2015 for $23 in hard copy, and NEMA TC 14.XW-2015 for $32 in hard copy. There is no charge for electronic versions.  

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 400 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the U.S. Domestic production exceeds $117 billion per year. Our industry is at the forefront on electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security.

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