National Electrical Installation Standards

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What are NEIS? National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS) are the first and only quality and performance standards for electrical construction. They go beyond the minimum safety requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC) to define what is meant by installing electrical products and systems in a “neat and workmanlike manner.”

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NECA 202-2013 Standard for Installing and Maintaining Industrial Heat Tracing Systems (ANSI)

This standard describes procedures for the installation, testing, and documentation of electrical freeze protection and process heat tracing systems. Heat tracing cable types covered by this publication include: self-regulating, constant wattage, and zone heating cables and mineral insulated (MI) heating cables.NECA 202 is approved as an American National Standard (ANSI).
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NECA605

NECA/NEMA 605-2005, Recommended Practice for Installing Underground Nonmetallic Utility Duct (ANSI)

Describes the installation, shipping, and handling of underground single bore nonmetallic duct for power, lighting, signaling, and communications applications. Developed jointly with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, NECA/NEMA 605 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).

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News & Updateswrench

  • NEW THIS YEAR at the 2015 NECA Safety Professionals Conference

    Friday, May 01, 2015
    NEW THIS YEAR at the 2015 NECA Safety Professionals Conference: HR and the Safety/Risk Management Relationship – Keith Wheeler, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Electrical Contractors Safety Responsibilities and Strategies – Discussion, and “Safety Training A to Z – From Orientation, through Refreshers, to New Requirements (like GHS)” – Jonathan Klane
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  • 2015 NECA Safety Awards Winners

    Monday, Apr 20, 2015
    NECA Safety is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Safety Excellence and Zero Injury Awards. Since its inception, the NECA Safety Awards program has continued to grow in applicants and winners. This year seen each NECA District had a winner.
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Find the major provisions of electrical code, enforcement, and contractor/electrician licensing requirements for each state in the U.S. It is based upon information supplied by NECA Chapters.

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Code Question of the Daytextbook

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015
    CQD: 5/28/2015

    Re: CQD answer published Thursday, May 14, 2015 - AFCI Protection

    Hi Charlie, Thanks for your work

    In regards to the AFCI question from the anonymous CMP-6 member, I think a couple of more interesting questions are; "What percentage of house fires with electrical causation happen in homes with AFCI installed?" I bet that number is low.  Maybe not because of efficacy of AFCI but rather-   "When are electrically kindled fires most likely to happen, in a new home or an older home?"  Also-  "Why would we assume that fires would only be kindled by the wiring serving the bedroom?"  and "Why would we assume an AFCI's ground fault protection to NOT be protective against a "glowing connection" in a grounded cable?".  And finally  "Is the rate of fire different in states that actually adopted the AFCI requirements compared to those states that didn't?".  Because it is in the Code does not mean it is adopted .  The gross number of house fires wouldn't tell you much about AFCI efficacy, in my opinion.

    Greg McMurphy

    Charlie,

    Given that the fire cause and origin stats show that 85% of the dwelling unit fires that are said to be of electrical origin occur in dwelling units that are at least 20 years old, it will be a long time before there are any numbers that show a reduction of dwelling unit electrical fires because the AFCI prevented them.

    If you apply that information to the rate of dwelling unit fires that are said to be of electrical origin, you would find that for the first full year of compliance with the 2014 AFCI rule, and assuming that the AFCI is 100% effective in preventing electrical fires, you would prevent ~55 fires.   Of course that number compounds as time goes by, but it will be some time before there any real numbers. 

    Don Ganiere

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    CQD: 5/27/2015
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