SPECIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS ACTIVITY
ANSI/NETA STANDARDS UPDATES
ANSI/NETA MTS-2011 Revision
Review and revision of the ANSI/NETA Standard for Maintenance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems was completed on April 15, 2011. This document is scheduled to be published as a revised American National Standard in 2011. These specifications cover the suggested
field tests and inspections that are available to assess the suitability for continued service and reliability of electrical power distribution equipment and systems. The purpose of these specifications is to assure that tested electrical equipment and systems are operational and within applicable standards and manufacturer’s tolerances and that the equipment and systems are suitable for continued service. The revision is expected to be published in the spring of 2011 and will carry the designation of ANSI/NETA MTS-2011. Order your copy today at www.netaworld.org.
The ANSI/NETA Standard for Acceptance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and System is scheduled to be published as a revised document in 2013. These specifications cover the suggested field tests and inspections that are available to assess the suitability for initial energization of electrical power equipment and systems. 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. Work on this document will officially begin in 2011. Once completed, this standard will carry the designation of ANSI/NETA ATS-2013.
The ANSI/NETA Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians was approved as an American National Standard on January 8, 2010. The document was originally approved as an ANSI standard in 2000. This standard establishes minimum requirements for qualification, certification, training, and experience of the electrical testing technician. It also provides criteria for documenting qualifications and certification and details the minimum qualifications for an independent and impartial certifying body to certify electrical testing technicians.
Comments and suggestions are always welcome on any of the standards and should be directed to the NETA office at email@example.com or 888-300-6382. To learn more about the NETA standards review and revision process, purchase these standards, or to get involved, please visit www.netaworld.org or call 888-300-6382.
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