NEMA’s Mike Leibowitz talks with Don Barta of Rea Magnet Wire about the importance of conductor softness testing in the magnet wire industry, covered in NEMA MW 820-2016 Conductor Softness Testing Methods. These methods are derived from ASTM standards but are tailored to apply to magnet wire manufacturing.
Tricia Breeger of Mitsubishi Electric Power Products discusses volt/VAR technologies. She explains the differences between traditional volt/VAR management technologies and newer VVO technologies, as well as the benefits to electric utilities of adopting these technologies.
NEMA Program Manager Mike Leibowitz and George Straniero, manager of codes and standards at AFC Cable Systems, discuss the purpose and benefits of NEMA Engineering Bulletin 108, Application of Flexible Conduit for Structural Joints Intended for Expansion, Contraction, or Deflection, and how this helps in the planning of electrical systems involving structural joints in or on buildings, bridges, garages and other structures.
NEMA 3SB’s Denise Pappas is back, this time discussing the new Class N pathway that appears in the 2016 Edition of NFPA 72 and its importance in the convergence of building systems for designers, installers, code officials, owners, and users of fire and life safety systems.
NEMA Industry Director Steve Griffith discusses a new NEMA report, Powering Microgrids for the 21st-Century Electrical System, which introduces microgrids as an integral component of the power delivery system of the twenty-first century. Steve explains how microgrids are being used today, how that will change in the coming years, and what the implications are for future of the distribution grid.
Don Leavens will give a complete and up-to-date review of the economy for 2016 along with his outlook for 2017 at the NEMA Annual Meeting, November 16-17, 2016
Listen to Robin Duke-Woolley, an internationally recognized thought leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), discuss what the IoT means for manufacturers and how it compares to new terms like Industrial Internet of Things and Internet of Manufacturing.
This podcast with Denise Pappas covers the importance of mass notification planning and resources available for those involved in the planning process.
Experts from Thomas & Betts highlight the importance of properly functioning emergency lighting systems, explain the requirements and applicable installation codes, and give a brief overview of how the latest technology can help ensure code compliance.
Today we discuss a comparison between ANSI/NEMA MW 1000 and the IEC 60317 and 60851 series of magnet wire specifications and test procedures and how industry benefits from harmonizing these standards.
Guest: Don Barta, Manager, Product/Polymer Engineering, Rea Magnet Wire Company, Inc.
Hosts: Mike Leibowitz, Program Manager, NEMA; Christine Coogle, Editor and Social Media Manager, NEMA