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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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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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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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
    CQD: 10/23/2014

    Re: CQD answer published Monday, Oct 20, 2014 IBT

    Charlie (I love that name):

    Concerning Don's question on 10/17/14, the National Electrical Safety Code applies up to the service point for communications companies and its rules are basically the same as the NEC requirements. The NESC even refers to the NEC in Note 1. Rule 099C is reproduced from the 2012 Edition of the National Electrical Safety Code below:

    Bonding of electrodes

    A bond not smaller than AWG No. 6 copper or equivalent shall be placed between the communication grounding electrode and the supply system neutral grounding electrode where separate electrodes are used at the structure or building being served. All separate electrodes shall be bonded together except where separation is required per Rule 97.

    RECOMMENDATION: If water piping is used as a bonding means, care must be taken to assure that the metallic path is continuous between electrodes.

    NOTE 1: See NEC Article 800-100(D) for corresponding NEC requirements.

    NOTE 2: The bonding together of all separate electrodes limits potential differences between them and between their associated wiring systems.

    I put the attached PowerPoint file together a long time ago for educating one of our local communications companies when they were not complying with these requirements. I referred to the same NESC Rule above but the PowerPoint was to show the reason behind the NESC and the NEC rules.

    Take care, Charlie Eldridge, Consultant

  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    CQD: 10/22/2014
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