IEEE to publish 2017 preprint of National Electric Safety Code for comment in its 100th year

IEEE announced that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) will publish and open for commentary a preprint of proposed changes to the 2017 Edition of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC).


100 years of significant technological advancements and milestones in the electricity industry. Courtesy: IEEEIEEE announced that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) will publish and open for commentary a preprint of proposed changes to the 2017 Edition of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC). The 2017 NESC Preprint is currently available for pre-order at a 25 percent discount through 31 August 2014. 

In preparation for the publication of the 2017 Edition of NESC on 1 August 2016, IEEE-SA will open the eight-month commentary period 1 from September 2014 to 1 May 2015 to allow interested parties to review, affirm or suggest additional changes to the code proposals, revising the NESC 2012 edition. Following the open commentary period, NESC Subcommittees will review all recommendations concerning the proposed amendments and prepare the final report. 

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NESC, IEEE-SA has published an infographic, which chronicles significant technological advancements and milestones in the electricity industry that have occurred in the last century: 

For NESC to continue to be realistic, practical and useful, it is important for utilities, contractors, manufacturers, regulators, and others to participate in the revision process. As the secretariat for the NESC, the IEEE provides a home for the NESC Committee and supports its activities with a full range of administrative, logistical, publishing and other services. The IEEE also gives users comprehensive support in obtaining, understanding and working with the Code.

IEEE, a large, global technical professional organization, is dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.

















Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
Exploring fire pumps and systems; Lighting energy codes; Salary survey; Changes to NFPA 20
How to use IPD; 2017 Commissioning Giants; CFDs and harmonic mitigation; Eight steps to determine plumbing system requirements
2017 MEP Giants; Mergers and acquisitions report; ASHRAE 62.1; LEED v4 updates and tips; Understanding overcurrent protection
Knowing when and how to use parallel generators
Power system design for high-performance buildings; mitigating arc flash hazards
Transformers; Electrical system design; Selecting and sizing transformers; Grounded and ungrounded system design, Paralleling generator systems
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me