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New NEIS are developed through a thoughtful, collaborative process. NECA carefully analyzes industry needs and feedback through the NEIS ”Industry Review“ process.

During the Industry Review stage, industry professionals review proposed standards to confirm that NECA’s intentions and initiatives are correct and timely. Existing NEIS must also be revised or reaffirmed on a five-year cycle to remain compliant with the requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).ansi

NECA 504 (200x) - 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.

Comment: This is a new standard projected to be finalized in 2016.

NECA 414 (201x), Standard for Installing and Maintaining Wind Power Generation Systems

This standard describes the application procedures for installing wind power generation turbines.

Comment: This is a new standard projected to be finalized in 2015.

NECA 416 (201x), Standard for Installing and Maintaining Stored Energy Systems

This standard describes installation practices for stored energy systems such as battery systems, flywheels, capacitors, and smart chargers used for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) applications.

Comment: This is a new standard projected to be finalized in 2015.

NECA 781 (201x), Recommended Practices for Lightning Protection System Design and Installation

The purpose of developing this standard is to is provide a “Best Practices” lightning protection system installation and maintenance standard that ensures the completed installation meets or exceeds expected quality and performance criteria and complies with the minimum requirements of NFPA® 780, Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems. This standard will cover procedures regarding the following: 1. Pre-Construction Site Assessment to ensure proper design and selection of proper materials 2. Project Management procedures to obtain approvals from owner, architect, engineers and other trades for correctness and completeness of the shop drawing design and mounting details.

Comment: This is a new standard projected to be finalized in 2016.

NECA 90 (201x), 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.

Comment: This is a revision to the 2009 version.

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NECA 411 (201x), Standard for Installing and Maintaining Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) (ANSI)

This standard describes installation and maintenance procedures for permanently installed, static, three-phase Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs) rated 30 kVA or more and rated 600 Volts or less, and related battery systems installed indoors or outdoors for commercial and industrial applications. UPSs described herein are solid-state power systems that provide continuous regulated AC power at the output terminals, while operating from either an AC power source or from a battery system.

Comment: This is a revision to the 2006 version.

NECA /MACSCB 600 (201x), Recommended Practice 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.

Comment: This is a revision to the 2003 version.

NECA 406 (201x), Standard for Installing Residential Generator Sets (ANSI)

This standard describes installation procedures for the following: a) Generator sets permanently installed at one-family dwelling to provide backup power. These are usually rated 120/240 volts, single-phase, three-wire. b) Generator sets fueled by gasoline, natural gas, or liquifies petroleum (LP) gas.

Comment: This is a revision to the 2003 version.

NECA 402 (201x), Standard for Installing and Maintaining Motor Control Centers (ANSI)

This standard describes the installation and maintenance procedures for low-voltage motor control centers (MCCs) rated 600 VAC or less with a horizontal bus rating of 2,500 amperes or less. MCCs may be assembled with factory-installed dry-type transformers and panelboards. The testing and maintenance of such dry-type transformers is addressed in NEC 409, Standard for Installing and Maintaining Dry-Type Transformers (ANSI). The testing and maintenance of such panelboards is addressed in NECA 407, Standard for Installing and Maintaining Panelboards (ANSI).

Comment: This is a revision to the 2007 version.

NECA /IESNA 501(201x), Standard for Installing Exterior Lighting Systems (ANSI)

This standard describes installation procedures for lighting systems commonly used in outdoor applications on and near commercial, institutional, industrial and storage buildings, including but not limited to the following: a)Pole mounted spot lights, area lights, sports lights and floodlights b)Illuminated bollards c)Wall mounted sconces, wall bracket lights, and wall pack lights d)Above ground mounted floodlights and spot lights, e)In ground floodlights and spot lights, g) Step lights and other lights recessed into exterior walls and other concrete surfaces h) Canopy and soffit mounted surface lights, i) Landscape lighting.

Comment: This is a revision to the 2006 version.

NECA/IESNA 502 (201x), Standard for Installing Industrial Lighting Systems (ANSI)

This standard describes installation procedures for lighting systems commonly used in industrial and storage buildings, including, but not limited to, the following: a)High intensity discharge (HID) low-bay and high bay lighting systems. b) Fluorescent trip lights and overhead industrial fluorescent lighting systems. c) LED overhead high bay lighting systems. d) Induction lamp overhead high bay lighting systems. e) Common special-purpose and special-environment industrial luminaires. f) Lighting installed on industrial wireway and track lighting systems.

Comment: This is a revision to the 2006 version.

NECA/FOA 301 (201x), Standard for Installing and Testing Fiber Optics (ANSI)

This standard describes procedures for installing and testing cabling networks that use fiber optic cables and related components to carry signals for communications, security, control and similar purposes. It defines a minimum level of quality for fiber optic cable installations.

Comment: This is a revision to the 2009 version.

NECA 407 (201x), Recommended Practice for Installing and Maintaining Panelboards (ANSI)

This standard describes installation and maintenance procedures for panelboards, and special procedures used after adverse operating conditions such as a short-circuit, ground-fault, or immersion in water. This standard applies to panelboards rated 600 Volts AC or less, with main disconnects or lugs rated 1600 Amperes or less, and with feeder or branch circuit overcurrent devices rated 1200 Amperes or less. This publication applies to single panelboards, multi-section panelboards, and load centers that are installed in the fiend and used for distributing power for commercial, institutional, and industrial loads in nonhazardous locations both indoors and outdoors.

Comment: This is a revision to the 2009 version.

NECA/NEMA 605 (201x) - Recommended Practice for Installing Underground Nometallic, Utility Duct

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.

Comment: This is a revision to the 2005 version.

NECA 400 (201x), Standard for Installing and Maintaining Switchboards (ANSI)

This standard describes installation procedures for deadfront distribution switchboards rated 600 volts or less.

Comment: This is a revision to the 2007 version.

NECA 430 (201x) - Standard for Installing Medium-Voltage Metal-Clad Switchgear

This standard describes site preparation and installation of medium-voltage metal-clad switchgear rated 5 kV and 15 kV AC.

Comment: This is a revision to the 2006 version.