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Description of NECA’s involvement in creating new or revising standards, how we do this in accordance with ANSI protocol and why it’s important to review these guidelines consistently.

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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 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 430-2006, 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/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/IESNA 501-2006 Standard for Installing Exterior Lighting Systems (ANSI)

Describes installation procedures for installing exterior lighting systems. NECA/IESNA 501 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).

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NECA 303-2005, Standard for Installing Closed-Circuit Television Systems (CCTV) (ANSI)

Describes installation procedures for closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems. NECA 303 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).

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NECA/BICSI 568-2006, Standard for Installing Building Telecommunications Cabling (ANSI)

Describes installation procedures for telecommunications, including balanced twisted-pair copper cabling and optical fiber cabling that transport telecommunications signals (e.g., voice, local area network). NECA/BICSI 568 is jointly developed with BICSI and approved as an American National Standard (ANS).

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NECA 102-2004, Standard for Installing Aluminum Rigid Metal Conduit (ANSI)

Describes installation procedures for aluminum rigid metal conduit, including aluminum RMC with a supplementary PVC coating. NECA 102 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).

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NECA 121-2007, Standard for Installing Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable (Type NM) and Underground Feeder and Branch-Circuit Cable (Type UF) (ANSI)

This standard describes installation procedures for nonmetallic-sheathed cable (Type NM) and underground feeder and branch-circuit cable (Type UF).

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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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NECA/CDA 108 Recommended Practice for Designing and Installing Copper Building Wire Systems

This recommended practice describes installations procedures and design considerations for copper building wire and cable in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial applications not exceeding 600 volts in compliance with the National Electrical Code (NEC).

NECA 504 (201x) - Standard for Installing Light Control Devices and Systems

This standard describes the installation and related work for lighting controls commonly used in commercial, institutional, industrial and residential buildings.