ANSI/NEMA MW 1000-2012

Magnet Wire

Published by: American National Standards Institute / National Electrical Manufacturers Association / 05/28/2013 / 249 pages
This publication is designed to present in concise and convenient form all existing NEMA standards for magnet wire. It contains standards for round, rectangular, and square film insulated and/or fibrous covered copper and aluminum magnet wire for use in electrical apparatus. Included are the definitions, type designations, dimensions, constructions, performance, and test methods for magnet wire generally used in the winding of coils for electrical apparatus. Unless otherwise stated, a revision to a product specification in this standards publication does not affect compliance of product manufactured during the time a previous version of that specification was in effect.

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MSS SP-61-2013

Pressure Testing of Valves

Published by: Manufacturers Standardization Society / 2013 / 10 pages
This Standard Practice establishes requirements and acceptance criteria for shell and seat closure
pressure testing of valves.

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IEEE Smart Grid Research: Control Systems

IEEE Vision for Smart Grid Control: 2030 and Beyond Roadmap

Published by: IEEE / 10/24/2013 / 12 pages
– Active.
This roadmaps parent document, IEEE Vision for Smart Grid Controls: 2030 and Beyond, discusses many topics that outline the evolution of the Smart Grid and the opportunities and challenges that it presents for control, ranging from generators to consumers, from planning to real-time operation, from current practice to scenarios in 2050 in the grid and all of its subsystems. Chapter 5 of the parent document focuses on major research challenges across the entire grid and the emerging control themes. As pointed out in the reference model for the vision, IEEE Vision for Smart Grid Controls: 2030 and Beyond Reference Model, in order to realize this vision, research needs to be carried out to address all of these challenges. In this document, we provide a roadmap together with time markers for each of these challenges. For Corporate or Institutional Access, request a custom quote for your organization at www.ieee.org/smartgridresearch

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FM Approvals 4991

Approval of Firestop Contractors

Published by: FM Approvals / 10/01/2013 / 16 pages / 2nd Edition
The purpose of this standard is to improve the performance and installation of firestop systems and their components by examining and qualifying contractors involved in the installation of such systems and components

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NETA ATS-2013

Standard for Acceptance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems, 2013 Edition

Published by: International Electrical Testing Association / 2013
1. GENERAL SCOPE

1. These specifications cover the suggested field tests and inspections that are available to assess
the suitability for initial energization and final acceptance of electrical power equipment and
systems.

2. The purpose of these specifications is to assure that tested electrical equipment and systems are
operational, are within applicable standards and manufacturer’s tolerances, and are installed in
accordance with design specifications.

3. The work specified in these specifications may involve hazardous voltages, materials,
operations, and equipment. These specifications do not purport to address all of the safety
issues associated with their use. It is the responsibility of the user to review all applicable
regulatory limitations prior to the use of these specifications.

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AWWA B202-13

Quicklime and Hydrated Lime

Published by: American Water Works Association / 08/01/2013 / 32 pages
This standard describes the minimum requirements for quicklime and hydrated lime, including physical, chemical, sampling, packaging, shipping, and testing requirements. The standard describes pebble, lump, and ground quicklime and hydrated lime for use in the treatment of potable water, wastewater, or reclaimed water supply service.

Major changes include the use of lime and quicklime for wastewater and reclaimed water, information about regulatory compliance, and guidance for rejection of the material and concentration variation.

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NAS 7100 Rev. 9

Recess, Ribbed Cruciform, Dimensions of Recess and Gages

Published by: Aerospace Industries Association – National Aerospace Standard / 10/31/2013 / 6 pages

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NFPA (Fire) 96

Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations, 2014 Edition

Published by: National Fire Protection Association / 08/21/2013 / 52 pages
Unique conditions in public and private commercial kitchens require special precautions for fire safety. Ensure you’re up to the task by updating your knowledge with the 2014 edition of NFPA 96: Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations.

NFPA 96 provides state-of-the-art safety guidelines for designing, installing, operating, inspecting, and maintaining the full spectrum of:

  • Cooking equipment
  • Stove exhaust hoods
  • Grease-removal devices
  • Cooking exhaust systems
  • Fans
  • Fire-suppression systems
  • Clearance to combustibles

The new NFPA 96 requirements increase safety for building occupants, equipment installers, hood cleaners, and inspectors with additions such as:

  • Updated information for installing grease filters, exhaust duct drains, duct enclosures, ductwork slope, and portable fire extinguishers
  • New requirements for factory-built grease ducts, duct-leakage testing, exhaust fan discharge, and solid-fuel installations used as flavor enhancements
  • New deadlines for removal and replacement of obsolete fire-protection systems
  • New annex material for duct-cleaning personnel, equipment, and recommendations

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NFPA (Fire) 1925

Standard on Marine Fire-Fighting Vessels, 2013 Edition

Published by: National Fire Protection Association / 12/17/2013 / 54 pages
Build, convert, test, and maintain marine fire-fighting vessels for effective operation with the 2013 NFPA 1925.

NFPA 1925: Standard on Marine Fire-Fighting Vessels details requirements for the construction of new marine fire-fighting vessels and the conversion of existing vessels for fire-fighting purposes. It also details the minimum testing and maintenance requirements for marine fire-fighting vessels.

The Standard defines five classes of fire-fighting vessels and specifies:

  • Design considerations
  • Classifications
  • Fire-fighting system capabilities
  • Foam systems
  • Owner responsibilities
  • Fire protection equipment for the vessel
  • Fire-fighting and emergency equipment for the vessel
  • Subdivision and stability criteria
  • Main propulsion and auxiliary systems
  • Auxiliary machinery and systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Outfitting
  • Communications and equipment
  • Navigation systems and equipment
  • Protective coatings and corrosion protection
  • Tests and trials
  • Vessel maintenance

Changes in the 2013 NFPA 1925 include new definitions.

Updates include new definitions for Category A, Machinery Space of Category A, and Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH) (hsw), plus a revised definition for Fire-Fighting Vessel. NFPA 1925 also reflects vessel classifications and capabilities consistent with the NIMS DHS, focused on upgraded pumping capacity and identified fire-fighting equipment. It’s an essential resource for AHJs, local fire authorities, purchasers, and manufacturers of fire-fighting vessels. NFPA 1925 is not a detailed manufacturing purchase specification, but rather a reference for the minimum requirements that should be included within a purchase specification.

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UL 60730-2-6

Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Automatic Electrical Pressure Sensing Controls Including Mechanical Requirements

Published by: Underwriters Laboratories / 10/18/2013 / 44 pages / 2 Edition
Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Automatic Electrical Pressure Sensing Controls Including Mechanical Requirements
UL 60730-2-6
1 Scope and normative references
This clause of Part 1 is applicable except as follows:
1.1 This part of IEC 60730 applies to automatic electrical pressure sensing controls with a minimum gauge pressure rating of -60 kPa and a maximum gauge pressure rating of 4,2 MPa, for use in, on or in association with, equipment for household and similar use that may use electricity, gas, oil, solid fuel, solar thermal energy, etc. or a combination thereof, including heating, air-conditioning and similar applications.

1.1DV Modification of 1.1 of the part 2 by adding the following:
Conversions: -60 kPa to -8,71 psi and 4,2 MPa to 609,58 psi.

1.1.1 This standard applies to inherent safety, operating values, operating sequences where such are associated with equipment protection, and to the testing of automatic electrical pressure sensing controls used in, on or in association with, household and similar equipment.Throughout this standard, the word “equipment” means “appliance and equipment”.This standard does not apply to pressure sensing controls intended exclusively for industrial applications.This standard is also applicable to individual pressure sensing controls utilized as part of a control system or pressure sensing controls which are mechanically integral with multi-functional controls having non-electrical outputs.Automatic electrical pressure sensing controls for equipment not intended for normal household use, but which nevertheless may be used by the public, such as equipment intended to be used by laymen in shops, in light industry and on farms, are within the scope of this standard.This standard is also applicable to controls for appliances within the scope of IEC 60335-1.See also Annex J.

1.1.1DV Modification to clarify 1.1.1 of the part 2:
In IEC terminology, “safety” is defined as an acceptable level of risk. This is consistent with the intention of UL requirements to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons.

1.1.2 Replacement:This standard applies to automatic electrical controls, mechanically or electrically operated, responsive to or controlling a pressure or vacuum.

1.1.3 Not applicable.

1.1.4 Replacement:This standard applies to manual controls when such are electrically and/or mechanically integral with pressure sensing controls.Requirements for manual switches not forming part of an automatic control are contained in IEC 61058-1.
Addition:
1.1.101 This standard contains requirements for electrical features of pressure sensing controls and requirements for mechanical features that affect their intended operation.NOTE Subclause 18.101 as it pertains to gas and/or oil controls, is under consideration pending review or revision by ISO/TC 109 and ISO/TC 161.
1.1.102 In general, these pressure sensing controls are integrated or incorporated with the equipment or are intended to be integrated in, or on the equipment. This standard also covers these controls when they are independently mounted. In-line cord controls are not covered by this standard.

1.4 Replacement: This standard applies also to pressure sensing controls incorporating electronic devices, requirements for which are contained in Annex H.This standard applies also to pressure sensing controls using NTC or PTC thermistors, requirements for which are contained in Annex J.

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