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NEMA Reaffirms Standard for cable ampacity in cable trays.

Press Release Summary:

Apr 11, 2016 - NEMA reaffirmed ANSI/NEMA WC 51/ICEA P-54-440, Ampacities of Cables Installed in Cable Trays, which covers ampacity ratings for 600–15,000 V solid dielectric cables installed in cable trays. Specifically, ampacity ratings are tabulated for single-conductor cables, triplexed assemblies of single-conductor cables, and 3-conductor cables incorporating overall jacket. This standard was originally developed in 2009 and primarily serves those in utility industry.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Reaffirms ANSI/NEMA WC 51/ICEA P-54-440 Ampacities of Cables Installed in Cable Trays

Press release date: Apr 06, 2016

ROSSLYN, Va.—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) reaffirmed ANSI/NEMA WC 51/ICEA P-54-440 Ampacities of Cables Installed in Cable Trays. The standard covers the ampacity ratings for 600 to 15,000V solid dielectric cables installed in cable trays. Ampacity ratings are tabulated for single-conductor cables, triplexed assemblies of single-conductor cables and three-conductor cables incorporating an overall jacket.

Originally developed in 2009, this standard is intended primarily for use by the utility industry. It is not intended for use where compliance with the National Electrical Code®or other regulations is mandatory.

This standards publication for Ampacities of Cables Installed in Cable Trays was developed by the Insulated Cable Engineers Association, Inc. and approved by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

ANSI/NEMA WC 51/ICEA P-54-440-2009 (R2014) may be purchased in hard copy or downloaded for $115 on the NEMA website.

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