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NETA: InterNational Electrical Testing Association

NETA, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association, is a nonprofit organization that develops and publishes standards for electrical testing. Headquartered in Portage, United States, NETA has members around the world. In addition to publishing standards, NETA not only accredits companies but also certifies individual technicians to ensure that not only are the proper testing procedures being used but that they are also carried out properly. Standards from NETA are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: StandardsSubscriptions@ansi.org or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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ANSI/NETA MTS-2019

Standard for Maintenance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment & Systems

Specifies field tests and inspections used to assess the suitability for continued service and reliability of electrical power equipment and systems.


ANSI/NETA ATS-2021

Standard for Acceptance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems

The NETA Acceptance Testing Specifications was developed for use by those responsible for assessing the suitability for initial energization of electrical power equipment and systems and to specify field tests and inspections that ensure these systems and apparatus perform satisfactorily, minimizing downtime and maximizing life expectancy.


ANSI/NETA ECS-2020

Standard for Electrical Commissioning Specifications of Electrical Power Equipment and Systems

These specifications describe the systematic process of documenting, and placing into service newly–installed, or retrofitted electrical power equipment and systems. This document shall be used in conjunction with the most recent edition of the ANSI/NETA Standard for Acceptance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems (ANSI/NETA ATS). The individual electrical components shall be subjected to factory and field tests, as required, to validate the individual components. The purpose of these specifications is to assure that tested electrical systems are safe, reliable, operational, in conformance with applicable standards and manufacturers’ tolerances, and installed in accordance with design specifications. The work in these specifications may involve hazardous voltages, materials, operations, and equipment. These specifications do not purport to address all of the safety issues associated with their use. It is the responsibility of the user to review all applicable regulatory requirements prior to the use of these specifications. These specifications are intended for application on electrical power equipment and systems. It is not the intent of these specifications to provide comprehensive details on the commissioning of mechanical equipment, mechanical instrumentation systems, and related components.


ANSI/NETA ECS-2020

Standard for Electrical Commissioning Specifications of Electrical Power Equipment and Systems

These specifications describe the systematic process of documenting, and placing into service newly–installed, or retrofitted electrical power equipment and systems. This document shall be used in conjunction with the most recent edition of the ANSI/NETA Standard for Acceptance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems (ANSI/NETA ATS). The individual electrical components shall be subjected to factory and field tests, as required, to validate the individual components. The purpose of these specifications is to assure that tested electrical systems are safe, reliable, operational, in conformance with applicable standards and manufacturers’ tolerances, and installed in accordance with design specifications. The work in these specifications may involve hazardous voltages, materials, operations, and equipment. These specifications do not purport to address all of the safety issues associated with their use. It is the responsibility of the user to review all applicable regulatory requirements prior to the use of these specifications. These specifications are intended for application on electrical power equipment and systems. It is not the intent of these specifications to provide comprehensive details on the commissioning of mechanical equipment, mechanical instrumentation systems, and related components.


ANSI/NETA ATS-2021

Standard for Acceptance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems

The NETA Acceptance Testing Specifications was developed for use by those responsible for assessing the suitability for initial energization of electrical power equipment and systems and to specify field tests and inspections that ensure these systems and apparatus perform satisfactorily, minimizing downtime and maximizing life expectancy.


ANSI/NETA MTS-2019

Standard for Maintenance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment & Systems

Specifies field tests and inspections used to assess the suitability for continued service and reliability of electrical power equipment and systems.


ANSI/NETA ATS-2021

Standard for Acceptance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems

The NETA Acceptance Testing Specifications was developed for use by those responsible for assessing the suitability for initial energization of electrical power equipment and systems and to specify field tests and inspections that ensure these systems and apparatus perform satisfactorily, minimizing downtime and maximizing life expectancy.


ANSI/NETA ETT-2018

Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians

Establishes minimum requirements for qualification and certification of the Electrical Testing Technician (ETT). Details the minimum training and experience requirements for electrical testing technicians and provides criteria for documenting qualifications and certification. Details the minimum qualifications for an independent and impartial certifying body to certify Electrical Testing Technicians. This standard is intended to be suitable for mandatory application by governmental bodies exercising legal jurisdiction over electrical installations and facilities; it may be used by insurance inspectors, architects and engineers, and others to codify the expertise of electrical testing personnel.


ANSI/NETA MTS-2019

Standard for Maintenance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment & Systems

Specifies field tests and inspections used to assess the suitability for continued service and reliability of electrical power equipment and systems.


NETA MTS-2005

Maintenance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Distribution Equipment and Systems

The NETA Maintenance Testing Specifications was developed for use by those responsible for the continued operation of existing electrical systems and equipment to guide them in specifying and performing the necessary tests to ensure that these systems and apparatus perform satisfactorily, minimizing downtime and maximizing life expectancy. The Maintenance Specifications contains topics such as Applicable References; Qualifications of Testing Organization and Personnel; Division of Responsibility; Power Systems Studies; Inspection and Test Procedures; System Function Tests; Electromagnetic Field Testing; and Thermographic Surveys. A major featured section includes tests to be performed on Switchgear and Switchboard Assemblies, Transformers, Cables, Metal-Enclosed Busways, Switches, Circuit Breakers, Network Protectors, Protective Relays, Instrument Transformers, Metering and Instrumentation, Grounding Systems, Ground Fault Systems, Rotating Machinery, Motor Control, Direct-Current Systems, Surge Arresters, Capacitors, Outdoor Bus Structures, Emergency Systems, Automatic Circuit Reclosers and Line Sectionalizers, Fiber-Optic Cables, and Electrical Safety Equipment.


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