New NESC availablein August from IEEE

Issue 8 and Volume 100.

New NESC availablein August from IEEE

The 1997 edition of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) is now available from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE).

The NESC has been adopted as law by the majority of states and public service commissions across the country.

The fourth edition contains updates and critical revisions that directly impact the electric utility industry, according to IEEE reports. Revisions include:

¥changes in the rules affecting the grounding of fences,

¥new requirements for a safety clearance zone for fences relative to exposed live parts,

¥new requirement for short circuit protection of power transformers,

¥changes to the clearance rules applicable to emergency and temporary installations,