NEMA publishes 2 cable standards for installing armored cable, underground circuit cable

NEMA has published RV 1-2008 Application and Installation Guidelines for Armored Cable (AC) and Metal-Clad (MC) Cable and RV 2-2008 Application and Installation Guidelines for Nonmetallic-Sheathed (NM-B) Cable and Underground Feeder and Branch (UF-B) Circuit Cable.

06/04/2009


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The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published RV 1-2008 Application and Installation Guidelines for Armored Cable (AC) and Metal-Clad (MC) Cable and RV 2-2008 Application and Installation Guidelines for Nonmetallic-Sheathed (NM-B) Cable and Underground Feeder and Branch (UF-B) Circuit Cable.



The standards have been updated to reflect changes in the National Electrical Code (NEC)



George Straniero, chair of the committee that revised RV 1, said, “The information provided will be useful to designers, specifiers, contractors, electricians, apprentice programs, and to anyone that wants to be sure that the proper armored cable product is specified for the proper application and that the cables are properly installed to ensure a safe and trouble-free electrical installation.”



Dave Mercier, chair of the committee that revised RV 2, said, “These application and installation guidelines offer practical information on correct usage and industry-recommended practices for the installation of Type NM-B and Type UF-B cables.”



RV 1 may be downloaded at no charge , or a hardcopy purchased.



RV 2 may be downloaded at no charge , or a hardcopy purchased.



NEMA is the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers, and says its member companies are the energy solution leaders for smart grid and energy storage technologies.



- Edited by Mark T. Hoske , editor in chief, Control Engineering News Desk, www.controleng.com

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