Electrical contractors publish recommended practice

March 21, 2001 |

BETHESDA, Md., March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- NECA/AA 104-2000, Recommended Practice for Installing Aluminum Building Wire and Cable (ANSI) has just been published by the National Electrical Contractors Association. It is one of a series of National Electrical Installation Standards published by NECA, and the eighth in the series to be approved as an American National Standard.

The new standard describes installation procedures and design

considerations for aluminum building wire and cable in residential,

commercial, institutional and industrial applications not exceeding 600 volts.

Cable types covered include RHH, RHW, RHW-2, THW, THW-2, THHN, THWN, THWN-2, XHHW and XHHW-2; and AC, MC, TC and SE.

    'Documents approved by ANSI generally have the status of official U.S. standards, the same as the National Electrical Code,' explains Brooke Stauffer, NECA director of codes and standards.  'Normally, states and local jurisdictions will only adopt ANSI standards for regulatory use.  Likewise, consulting engineers prefer to reference American National Standards in their plans and specifications. ANSI approval gives all specifiers and users more confidence in the content of a technical standard.'

NECA/AA 104-2000 was developed in partnership with The Aluminum Association, based in Washington, DC.

National Electrical Installation Standards are the first quality and

reliability standards for electrical construction. They establish requirements for installing electrical products and systems that go beyond the minimum safety rules of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). NEIS are intended to define what is meant by installing electrical equipment and systems in a 'neat and workmanlike manner' as required by the Code.

NEIS currently published by NECA cover installation of lighting systems, switchboards, fiber optics, motor control centers, generators, raceway and cables. Other standards deal with general rules for good workmanship, and symbols used on electrical construction drawings.

    For information on pricing or to order NECA/EGSA 101-2001, visit the NECA/NEIS web site at http://www.neca-neis.org or contact the NECA Order Desk

at 301-215-4504.

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