ROSSLYN, Va., August 30, 2006-NEMA has published RV 3-2006, Application and Installation Guidelines for Flexible and Liquidtight Flexible Metal Conduits. The purpose of this standard is to offer practical information on correct usage and industry recommended practices for the installation of Flexible Metal Conduit (Type FMC) and Liquidtight Flexible Metal Conduit (Type LFMC) in accordance with the National Electrical Code® (NEC®).
"The application and installation guideline provides the industry with practical information on correct usage and industry recommended practices for flexible metal conduit and liquidtight flexible metal conduit in accordance with the National Electrical Code®. This guide is unique in that a single document provides the designer, installer and inspector with insight on appropriate uses based on UL listings, NEC® requirements, and manufactuer recommendation," says Dave Mercier, chairman of the Flexible Metal Conduit Classification.
"As good stewards of the products we place in the environment, we constantly look for ways to insure proper application and safe installation. The RV 3-2006 guidelines are compliant with NEC® and should be used by all those who come in contact with flexible metal conduit and liquidtight flexible metal conduit to insure safe practices," says Wayne Witsman, vice chairman of the Flexible Metal Conduit Classification.
RV 3-2006 may be viewed or a hardcopy may be purchased for $61.00 by visiting www.nema.org/stds/rv3.cfm; or by contacting Global Engineering Documents at (800) 854-7179 (within the U.S.), (303) 397-7956 (international), (303) 397-2740 (fax), or on the Internet 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 430 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.