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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  • 2015 NEIS Honor Roll Awards

    Friday, Feb 27, 2015
    This year the NEIS Honor Roll continues to pay tribute to the true pioneer of the program by maintaining the official title of the awards as, the NEIS Honor Roll H. Brooke Stauffer Award. This edition of the Honor Roll is based on significant purchases on National Electrical Installation Standards through December 31, 2014.
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  • NECA + Federated Present: Arc Flash Claims Webinar

    Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014
    Join NECA and Premier Partner, Federated Insurance representatives on August 28 at 1:00 pm for an interactive overview of what happens inside of an arc flash loss.
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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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  • Wednesday, March 04, 2015
    CQD: 3/4/2015

    Re: CQD answer published Friday, February 20, 2015 - Gas Line Separation 2


    Regarding underground electrical circuits, the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) section 320.B.5 requires separation of underground electrical and gas lines.  The specific requirement is "sufficient separation... permit the use of pipe maintenance equipment." The NESC likely does not apply to the questioner's installation, but the logic behind 320.B.5 reinforces your recommendation to advise the customer "it is a better practice to provide separation for future maintenance and servicing."

    As an AHJ I would apply the NESC separation requirement for all direct buried electrical circuits on our property. Your questioner should consult with his AHJ regarding local requirements for separation of underground electrical and gas lines.

    Keep up the good work on the Code Question of the Day!


    Doug Stickney

  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015
    CQD: 3/3/2015
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