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NEMA reaffirms industrial control and system standards.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 23, 2007 - NEMA has reaffirmed the following industrial control and system standards: ICS 2, Part 9-2002 (R2007) AC Vacuum-Break Magnetic Controllers Rated 1,500 Vac; ICS 5, Annex F-2002 (2007) Industrial Control and Systems: High-Pressure Power Wash Test Procedure for Self-Contained Control-Circuit Devices; ICS 18-2001 (R2007) Industrial Control and Systems: Motor Control Centers; and ICS 18-2001 (R2007) Industrial Control and Systems: Motor Control Centers.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Reaffirms Industrial Control and System Standards

Press release date: Oct 16, 2007

(Rosslyn, Va.)-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has reaffirmed the following industrial control and system standards: ICS 2, Part 9-2002 (R2007) AC Vacuum-Break Magnetic Controllers Rated 1500 Volts AC; ICS 5, Annex F-2002 (2007) Industrial Control and Systems: High-Pressure Power Wash Test Procedure for Self-Contained Control-Circuit Devices; ICS 18-2001 (R2007) Industrial Control and Systems: Motor Control Centers; and ICS 18-2001 (R2007) Industrial Control and Systems: Motor Control Centers.

ICS 2, Part 9-2002(R2007) applies to magnetically operated, full-voltage, vacuum-break, non-combination controllers rated 1500 volts for both motor and non-motor loads. It may be downloaded at no charge, and a hard copy or electronic copy purchased for $68, by visiting NEMA's website at www.nema.org/stds/ics2-9.cfm, or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), or 303-397-2740 (fax).

ICS 5, Annex F-2002 (2007) relates specifically to high-pressure power wash procedure requirements for proximity switches, limit switches, and panel-mounted control devices that include pushbuttons, pilot lights, and selector switches. It may be downloaded at no charge, and a hard copy or electronic copy purchased for $48, by visiting NEMA's website at www.nema.org/stds/ics5annexf.cfm, or by contacting IHS.

ICS 18-2001 (R2007) applies to three-phase 50- and 60-hertz motor control centers rated not more than 600 volts AC. It may be downloaded at no charge, and a hard copy or electronic copy purchased for $64, by visiting NEMA's website at www.nema.org/stds/ics18.cfm, or by contacting IHS.

ICS 19-2002 (R2007) provides guidelines for representation of devices on diagrams and drawings in a standardized manner. It may be downloaded at no charge, and a hard copy or electronic copy purchased for $75, by visiting NEMA's website at www.nema.org/stds/ics19.cfm, or by contacting IHS.

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.

Press/Public Relations Contacts: NEMA Communications Department Email: communications@nema.org Phone: 703-841-3225 Fax: 703-841-3325