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NECA 1000, NEIS Specification System

The complete set of National Electrical Installation Standards in paper book format.

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NECA 1001, NEIS Red Binders

These custom binders feature striking full-color graphics on the cover and spine, opens flat for easy use.

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NECA 100-2013 NEIS Symbols for Electrical Construction Drawings (ANSI)

This publication describes graphic symbols used to represent electrical wiring and equipment on construction drawings,. In this publication, the term “electrical” is used to include electrical, electronic, and communications systems covered by the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). This publication also summarizes recommended drawing practices for electrical construction drawings.

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NECA 120-2012, Standard for Installing Armored Cable (Type AC) and Metal-Clad Cable (Type MC)

Describes installation procedures for Type AC and Type MC cables, which are used for electrical wiring for residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. It also includes information on fittings and other accessories necessary for a quality installation and maintenance of these cable systems. NECA 120 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).

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NECA 130-2016, Standard for Installing and Maintaining Wiring Devices

Describes the Installing and Maintaining of low-voltage wiring devices permanently installed on building premises wiring systems for residential, commercial, and industrial applications in non-hazardous (unclassified) locations, such as for convenience receptacles, lighting switches, disconnect switches, and fixed, stationary or portable electric signs.
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NECA 169-2016 Standard for Installing and Maintaining Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters

This standard describes the installation and maintenance procedures for Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) and Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs).
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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 230-2016, Standard for Selecting, Installing, and Maintaining of Electric Motors and Motor Controllers

This standard describes recommended procedures for selecting and installing stationary electric motors and motor controllers rated 1000 volts or less. It also covers routine maintenance procedures to be followed after the installation is complete.

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NECA305

NECA 305-2010, Standard for Fire Alarm System Job Practices (ANSI)

Describes fire alarm system job practices for installing, testing, and maintaining fire alarm systems. These job practices represent a minimum level of quality for fire alarm system installations. NECA 305 was revised in 2010 and is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).

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NECA 402-2014, Standard for Installing and Maintaining Motor Control Centers (ANSI)

Describes installation and maintenance practices for motor control centers rated 600 volts or less. It also covers periodic routine maintenance procedures for motor control centers and special procedures to be used after adverse circumstances, such as a short-circuit, ground-fault, or immersion in water. NECA 402 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).

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NECA 406-2014, Standard for Installing Residential Generator Sets (ANSI)

Describes installation procedures for (a) Generator sets permanently installed at one-family dwellings to provide backup power, typically rated 120/240 volts, single-phase, three-wire; and (b) Generator sets fueled by gasoline, natural gas, or liquified petroleum (LP) gas. NECA 406 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).

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NECA 408-2015, Standard for Installing and Maintaining Busways (ANSI)

Describes installation procedures for feeder and plug-in busways and associated accessories rated 600 volts AC or less and 100 amperes or more. It also covers periodic routine maintenance procedures for busways and special procedures used after adverse operating conditions, such as a short-circuit, ground-fault, or immersion in water. NECA 408 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).
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NECA 410-2013 Standard for Installing and Maintaining Liquid-Filled Transformers (ANSI)

This standard describes installation procedures for pad-mounted, sealed, self-cooled or fan-cooled, compartmental, single- and three-phase liquid filled distribution and power transformers with primary windings rated from 2400 volts to 35 kV AC, nominal, and rated from 75 kVA through 5000 kVA, and associated accessories, designed for outdoor installation at grade level with underground entrance of primary and secondary conductors, and used for supplying power, heating and lighting loads for commercial, institutional, and industrial use in nonhazardous locations.

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NECA 411-2014 Standard for Installing and Maintaining Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) (ANSI)

Describes installation and maintenance procedures for permanently installed, static, three-phase Uniterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) rated 30 kVA or more and rated 600 volts or less and related battery systems installed indoors and outdoors for commercial, institutional, and industrial applications. NECA 411 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).

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NECA 420-2014 Standard for Fuse Applications (ANSI)

This standard describes application and installation practices and procedures for low-voltage, medium-voltage, and high-voltage fuses. This publication applies to all classifications of fuses used for overcurrent protection of distribution, utilization, and control equipment used for power, heating, and lighting loads for commercial, institutional, and industrial use in nonhazardous indoor and outdoor locations.

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NECA 430-2016, Standard for Installing Medium-Voltage Metal-Clad Switchgear (ANSI)

Describes installation of medium-voltage metal-clad switchgear. NECA 430 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).

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NECA 505-2010 Standard for Installing and Maintaining High Mast, Roadway and Area Lighting

This standard describes the installation and maintenance procedures for high mast, roadway, area, and sport lighting systems installed outdoors for commercial, institutional, and industrial applications. This Standard applies to high intensity discharge lighting luminaires rated 600 Volts and less and mounted on poles. This Standard does not apply to specialized applications or installations with special environmental or regulatory conditions.
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NECA 700-2016 Standard for Installing Overcurrent Protection to Achieve Selective Coordination

NECA 700 describes various application procedures for selecting and adjusting low-voltage overcurrent protective devices to achieve selective coordination. NECA 700 is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard.

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NECA90_09

NECA 90-2015, Recommended Practice for Commissioning Building Electrical Systems

This standard describes installation procedures for commissioning newly installed or retrofitted building electrical systems. It defines the process of commissioning building electrical systems and provides sample guidelines for attaining optimum system performances that conform to design, specification, and industry-accepted codes and standards.
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NECA/AA 104-2012, Standard for Installing Aluminum Building Wire and Cable (ANSI)

This standard describes installation procedures and design considerations for aluminum building wire and cable in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial applications not exceeding 2000 volts. 

Developed jointly with the Aluminum Association, NECA/AA 104-2012 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).

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NECA/BICSI 607-2011, Standard for Telecommunications Bonding and Grounding Planning and Installation Methods for Commercial Buildings

This American National Standard specifies aspects of planning and installation of telecommunications bonding and grounding systems within a commercial building. This standard is intended to enhance the planning, specification and layout of an effective telecommunications bonding and grounding system. Additionally, this standard specifies installation requirements for components of the telecommunications bonding and grounding system.
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NECA/MACSCB 600-2014, Standard for Installing and Maintaining Medium-Voltage Cable (ANSI)

This standard describes installation procedures for shielded and non-shielded solid-dielectric medium-voltage cables rated from 2001 Volts to 35,000 Volts AC and installed in conduits or ducts, or direct-buried. This publication applies to single-and multi-conductor cables used for distributing power for commercial, institutional, and industrial loads in nonhazardous locations both indoors and outdoors.

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NECA/NEMA 105-2015, Standard for Installing Metal Cable Tray Systems (ANSI)

This standard describes installation practices and procedures for metal cable tray systems. Details about maintenance, system modification, grounding and bonding, and inspection and addition of cables are complemented by illustrations throughout. A full list of reference standards is also included.

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NECA/NEMA 200-2016, Standard for Installing and Maintaining Temporary Electric Power at Construction Sites (PDF)

This standard describes temporary electrical power and lighting systems at construction sites, operating at 600 volts or less. It covers the planning, installation, expansion, maintenance, cutover, and removal of the temporary power system. This standard is intended to ensure a safe, adequate, functional, and reliable temporary electrical power system for all trades at construction sites.

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NEIS Yearbook Volume 12 (2000-16)

This reference tool is a complete digital collection of NECA’s performance standards for electrical construction and maintenance. It contains the complete set of NEIS, including updated and new standards series through 2016. Several NEIS in the Yearbook have been revised and expanded to align with the current edition of the National Electrical Code and other applicable standards.

Index #: NECA2000-16

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