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NECA Publishes Revision of Standard for Installing and Maintaining Panelboards (NECA 407-2015)

Jul 20, 2015

NECA Reaffirms NEIS, NECA 407

NECA 407-2015 Standard for Installing and Maintaining Panelboards is now available from the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

A panelboard (also known as a distribution board or breaker panel) divides an electrical power feed into subsidiary circuits while providing a protective fuse or circuit breaker for each circuit in a common enclosure and is, therefore, a functionally integral part of any distribution system. Naturally, panelboards were addressed early on in the development of the National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS®) series published by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). NECA 407-2015, Standard for Installing and Maintaining Panelboards, the latest revision in that series, updates an NEIS published in 2009.

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The updated standard applies to panelboards rated 600 Volts (AC and DC) or less, with main disconnects or lugs, and with feeder or branch circuit overcurrent devices. It describes installation and maintenance procedures for panelboards and special procedures used after adverse operating conditions such as a short-circuit, ground-fault, or immersion in water.

“NECA’s National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS®) library has grown over the years, and as new technologies emerge, the NEIS® evolve and keep pace,” stated Michael Johnston, NECA’s Executive Director of Standards and Safety. Johnston also emphasized that “the standards are constantly providing significant value to those in the electrical designing and engineering communities. The NEIS help professionals in developing design specifications in that they reduce and often eliminate specification writing time.”

ORDERING INFORMATION: NECA 407-2015, Standard for Installing and Maintaining Panelboards is $20 for NECA members and $40 for non-members via NECAStore.com.

Contact the NECA Order Desk at (301) 215-4504 or orderdesk@necanet.org for bulk quantity discounts. NEIS can also be purchased in PDF format from NECAStore.com Ask about bulk pricing.

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