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NEMA publishes Standard Test Methods.

Press Release Summary:

Aug 15, 2008 - Developed by Insulated Cable Engineers Association and approved by NEMA, ANSI/NEMA/WC53/ICEA T-27-581-2008 "Standard Test Methods for Extruded Dielectric Power, Control, Instrumentation, and Portable Cables for Test" addresses RoHS regulatory requirements and corrects technical changes in ASTM. Document includes category 5e cable changes in frequency from 125-100 MHz, and adds tests for heavy metal concentration limits, low-halogen insulation, heavy metal, halogen content, and low-halogen jacket.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Publishes ANSI/NEMA/WC53/ICEA T-27-581-2008 Standard Test Methods

Press release date: Aug 04, 2008

for Extruded Dielectric Power, Control, Instrumentation and Portable Cables for Test

ROSSLYN, Va., August 4, 2008-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI/NEMA/WC53/ICEA T-27-581-2008 Standard Test Methods for Extruded Dielectric Power, Control, Instrumentation and Portable Cables for Test. It was developed by the Insulated Cable Engineers Association (ICEA) and was approved by NEMA.

This document is a revision to the 2002 edition. It addresses RoHs regulatory requirements, corrects technical changes in ASTM, and updates references. It adds tests for heavy metal concentration limits (per RoHS), low-halogen insulation, heavy metal, halogen content, and low-halogen jacket. It includes category 5e cable changes in frequency from 125 MHz to 100MHz.

WC53/ICEA T-27-581-2008 Standard Test Methods for Extruded Dielectric Power, Control, Instrumentation and Portable Cables for Test may be purchased as hard or electronic copy for $98, by visiting NEMA's Web site at www.nema.org/stds/wc53.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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