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NEMA publishes Portable and Power Feeder Cable standard.

Press Release Summary:

Aug 15, 2008 - Produced by ICEA WG 381 committee, WC58/ICEA S-75-381-2008 "Portable and Power Feeder Cables for Use in Mines and Similar Applications" applies to materials, construction, and testing of insulated cables used for distribution of electrical energy in surface and underground mines. Included are portable cables for use in mining machines, dredges, and shovels, as well as mine power cables for use as connections between units of mine distribution systems.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Publishes WC58/ICEA S-75-381-2008 Portable and Power Feeder Cables for Use in Mines and Similar Applications

Press release date: Aug 04, 2008

ROSSLYN, Va., August 4, 2008-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published WC58/ICEA S-75-381-2008 Portable and Power Feeder Cables for Use in Mines and Similar Applications. This standard applies to materials, construction, and testing of insulated cables used for the distribution of electrical energy in surface and underground mines and similar applications. Included are portable cables for use in mining machines, dredges, shovels, and the like, and mine power cables for use as connections between units of mine distribution systems.

This revision includes the addition of type SHD shielded flat-cable design of thermoplastic urethane jacket for trailing cable construction, including SHD-PCG multiconductor with individually shielded power conductors, center grounding conductor, and one or more control conductors; SHD flat multiconductor with individually shielded power conductors, and grounding conductors covered with a conducting extrusion layer; SHD-PCG multiconductor with individually shielded power conductors, center grounding conductor, and one or more control conductors; SHD with individually shielded power conductors and grounding conductors; SHD-GC with individually shielded power conductors, grounding conductors, and one ground-check conductor; and SHD-CGC with individually shielded power conductors, grounding conductors, and one ground-check conductor in center.

According to Drayton Land, chairman of the ICEA WG 381 committee that produced the standard, this revision was initiated and diligently pursued by David Fox of AmerCable Inc., and is dedicated to his memory.

"We would like to both remember David and thank David's family, wife Lis and daughter Stephanie, for the valuable contribution he made to our industry and in the development of this specification," Land said. "Through his efforts and countless hours invested, publishing of this work was made possible."

The contents and scope of WC58/ICEA S-75-381-2008 Portable and Power Feeder Cables for Use in Mines and Similar Applications may be viewed, and a hard copy or electronic copy purchased for $144, by visiting NEMA's Web site at www.nema.org/stds/wc58.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, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City.

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