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2011 NEC® Revision Proposals Due to NFPA in November
The revision process for the 2011 National Electrical Code® (NEC) is underway, and revision proposals are due to NFPA by 5:00 p.m. ET on November 7, 2008.

NEI Seminar Invitation Issued
Sales and manufacturing representatives are invited by the Nuclear Energy Institute to attend two innovative trade shows in Cleveland on April 14 and Columbia, SC, on March 27. Co-sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers, the show will contain booths set up by engineering procurement companies that sales and manufacturing representatives may visit.

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Contracts | Mergers & Acquisitions | Personnel | Awards


Contracts

Nexans to Enter into Joint Venture with Polycab
Nexans has announced a draft agreement with Polycab, an Indian leader in the cable industry, for the creation of a joint venture that will be majority-held by Nexans and managed in close cooperation with its Indian partner. 07/03/08

Alabama Power to Install 3M High-Capacity ACCR Conductor to Upgrade Key Transmission Line
Alabama Power Company, which supplies electricity to more than 1.4 million residential and commercial customers, will install 3M’s high-capacity aluminum conductor composite reinforced (ACCR) transmission conductor to upgrade a key line at its Miller Steam Plant, according to Tim Koenig, head of 3M’s High Capacity Conductor Program. 05/03/08

ABB Energizes Tennessee Tech University's Power Engineering Program
ABB announced that it donated IED 670 power relay equipment and other power products to Tennessee Tech University for use with students and employees of its recently opened TVA Power Relay Laboratory in Cookeville, Tennessee. 29/02/08

Schneider Electric Contributes $500,000 to IEEE/NFPA Arc Flash Research Initiative
Schneider Electric North American made a $500,000 contribution to become a Platinum Level sponsor of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Arc Flash Collaborative Research Project. 28/02/08

Hungary Secures Embassy Communications with Sectra Products
Sectra's Tiger system, which encrypts voice communications, has been selected by Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to secure voice communications between the country's decision-makers and its embassy officials. 26/02/08

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Personnel

Yaskawa Electric Sponsors Missouri S&T Racing Team
Yaskawa Electric donated $43,000 in materials and untold time and experience to help the Missouri University of Science and Technology Formula SAE Racing Team to develop a dynamometer system, utilizing the company’s F7 drive system that measures torque and rotational speed in the lab. 10/03/08

NFPA Board of Directors Appoints New Chair, Members to Standards Council
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) board of directors has appointed Jim Pauley as the new chair of the association’s Standards Council. Pauley is vice-president of industry and government relations at Schneider Electric/Square D Company. 06/03/08

Vital Images Board Names Michael H. Carrel as New CEO
Vital Images, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise-wide advanced visualization and analysis solutions, has announced the appointment of Michael H. Carrel as president and CEO. 04/03/08

Pieter de Haan Appointed to CEO of Advance
Advance announces the appointment of Pieter de Haan as CEO of Advance, effective January 1st, 2008. De Haan succeeds retiring CEO Brian Dundon. 27/02/08

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Awards

Philips Earns Two Prestigious KLAS Awards for Cardiology Technologies
Royal Philips Electronics has been recognized in the 2007 Top 20 Year End Best in KLAS Awards report. 03/03/08

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NEMA Indexes Suggest Slower Pace of Deterioration in North American Business Environment in February
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions lagged the critical 50-point threshold, which is indicative of industry expansion, for a third straight month in February. 27/02/08

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NEMA Publishes Paper on Failure Modes for Self-Ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published LSD 40-2008 Failure Modes for Self-Ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps—A NEMA Update. 04/0308

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2011 NEC® Revision Proposals Due to NFPA in November

The revision process for the 2011 National Electrical Code® (NEC) is underway, and revision proposals are due to NFPA by 5:00 p.m. ET on November 7, 2008.

NEMA Sections considering the submittal of proposals for approval as NEMA proposals by the Codes and Standards Committee are encouraged to do so as soon as possible to ensure sufficient time for review by other Sections and for the resolution of comments on the proposals. For the 2008 NEC, NEMA Sections submitted 67 proposals, and 51 of these were approved as NEMA proposals and submitted to NFPA.

All Section proposals will be posted to the 2011 NEC Forum on the NEMA website, and members will be informed of the postings by the Program Managers. (Proposals developed by individual members will not considered for approval as NEMA proposals.) The 2011 NEC Forum is “Private” and “Read Only” meaning that only NEMA members may access the Forum, that access must be provided by the manager of the Forum, and that members cannot post proposals to the Forum directly.

Sections are encouraged to review all proposals submitted by other NEMA Sections and to indicate their support or opposition and to comment on the proposals through their Program Manager. Comments on proposals are also posted to the 2011 NEC Forum adjacent to the proposal. The Section that submitted the proposal may choose to rebut the comment, to revise the proposal based on the comment(s), or to do nothing. When two or more NEMA Sections disagree on a proposal that has been submitted for approval as a NEMA proposal, they are encouraged to work out the differences prior to the proposal being considered by the Codes and Standards Committee.

The final date for submittal of Section proposals for approval by the Codes and Standards Committee is August 20, 2008. After that date, individual members may submit proposals to NFPA, but not as NEMA proposals. The Codes and Standards Committee will consider Section proposals for approval as NEMA proposals at its August 20-21 and October 22-23, 2008 meetings.

Additional information on NEMA’s process for submittal and approval of proposals for the 2011 NEC is provided in the NEMA Milestones and Guidelines for the 2011 NEC, which is available through the Program Managers.

Vince Baclawski

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NEI Seminar Invitation Issued

Sales and manufacturing representatives are invited by the Nuclear Energy Institute to attend two innovative trade shows in Cleveland on April 14 and Columbia, SC, on March 27. Co-sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers, the show will contain booths set up by engineering procurement companies that sales and manufacturing representatives may visit.

Join industry leaders in reactor design, engineering, construction, and procurement to learn how your company can become part of the growing, dynamic nuclear energy market. These workshops will provide a unique opportunity to interact with key decision-makers from leading firms. You will also hear firsthand about the market outlook for the nuclear sector, learn what is required to enter the market, and interact directly with key procurement staff.

The nuclear industry is set for resurgence across the country and around the world. Already, the nuclear industry has submitted six license applications to the NRC for as many as 10 new nuclear reactors, with the possibility that companies may file applications for another 10 to 18 reactors in the next 15 months. The industry has spent more than $2 billion on new nuclear plant activities, including the ordering of long-lead components.

To register, please go to http://www.nei.org/newsandevents/conferencesandmeetings/mow/ or contact Linda Wells at registrar@nei.org.

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March 11 , 2008
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