Category: Inside the Electroindustry

The New Class N Pathway

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.

Life Safety Systems Guides and Manuals Fire Detection, Alerting and Signaling


Microgrids and the Future of the Electrical System

speaker-steve-griffithNEMA 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.

NEMA MGRD 1-2016: Powering Microgrids for the 21st-Century Electrical System


A look at NEMA and IEC Magnet Wire Requirements and Test Procedures

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

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ISO 3864-2 and the Need for a Harmonized System of Product Safety Labels—Part 2

speaker-Geoffrey-PeckhamThe international standard for product safety labels, ISO 3864-2 Graphical symbols–Safety colours and safety signs–Part 2: Design principles for product safety labels, published in 2004, codified a global set of best practice, symbol-based product safety label formats to communicate safety to international audiences. Geoffrey Peckham, CEO of Clarion Safety Systems and chair of the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 145–Graphical Symbols, discusses what triggered the need for the international standard and explains its harmonization with ANSI Z535.4.

ANSI Z535 Safety Alerting Standards