Standards: NEMA reaffirms several for industrial control systems

Rosslyn, VA—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) reaffirmed, on Oct. 15, certain industrial control and system standards for certain controllers, control systems, test procedures, and motor control centers.
By Control Engineering Staff October 23, 2007

Rosslyn, VA —The

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

reaffirmed, on Oct. 15, the following industrial control and system standards for certain controllers, control systems, test procedures, and motor control centers:

The NEMA reaffirmed standards are: ICS 2, Part 9-2002 (R2007) AC Vacuum-Break Magnetic Controllers Rated 1500 Volts AC; ICS 5, Annex F-2002 (2007) Industrial Control and Systems: High-Pressure Power Wash Test Procedure for Self-Contained Control-Circuit Devices; ICS 18-2001 (R2007) Industrial Control and Systems: Motor Control Centers; and ICS 18-2001 (R2007) Industrial Control and Systems: Motor Control Centers.

ICS 2, Part 9-2002 (R2007) applies to magnetically operated, full-voltage, vacuum-break, non-combination controllers rated 1,500 V for both motor and non-motor loads. It may be downloaded at no charge, and a hard copy or electronic copy purchased for $68.

ICS 5, Annex F-2002 (2007)

relates specifically to high-pressure power wash procedure requirements for proximity switches, limit switches, and panel-mounted control devices that include pushbuttons, pilot lights, and selector switches. It may be downloaded at no charge, and a hard copy or electronic copy purchased for $48.

ICS 18-2001 (R2007)

applies to three-phase 50- and 60-hertz motor control centers rated not more than 600 Volts ac. It may be downloaded at no charge, and a hard copy or electronic copy purchased for $64.

ICS 19-2002 (R2007) provides guidelines for representation of devices on diagrams and drawings in a standardized manner. It may be downloaded at no charge, and a hard copy or electronic copy purchased for $75.

NEMA’s annual meeting, call the Illuminations Weekend

, is

—Edited by Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief

Control Engineering News Desk


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