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InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA)


About NETA
• The InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA)...
– Is an accredited standards developer for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) – Establishes standards for electrical equipment concerning safety and reliability.


About NETA
• NETA is...
– The leading source of specifications, procedures, testing, and requirements, not only for commissioning new equipment but for testing the reliability and performance of existing equipment.


About NETA
• Each NETA Full Member Company...
– Is an independent, third-party testing organization. – Functions as an unbiased testing authority. – Is involved in full-service testing, analysis, and maintenance of electrical power systems.


About NETA
• Why hire a NETA Accredited Company?
– NETA certifies the company and the individual so that the end-user can be assured of the company’s qualifications as well as the overall competence of individual technicians. – NETA also requires Continuing Technical Development for its Certified Technicians.

About NETA
Hiring a NETA Accredited Company assures the customer that...
– The NETA Technician has broad-based knowledge. – The NETA Technician is trained to inspect, test, maintain, and calibrate all types of electrical equipment – NETA Technicians meet requirements of ANSI/NETA ETT-2000 Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians.  All tests are performed objectively according to NETA specifications  The company is a full-service electrical testing and 7 maintenance business.

About NETA
NETA started April 14, 1972 with nine charter member companies.
“The need for such an industry was emerging in a world where large electrical power had to be managed by building managers who before had to worry about what kind of wax to use on the floor….” Leonard Frier – Charter Member

About NETA
NETA has...
 Member Companies in Canada, US, Puerto Rico.  Approximately 1,000 Certified Technicians.  Approximately 1,100 individual Affiliates.  International members with representatives from over 60 countries


About NETA
• NETA’s Role in the industry…
 To promote independent electrical testing.  To establish testing standards and specifications.  To train and certify technicians.  To market the services of its members.


About NETA
• The InterNational Electrical Testing Association serves the electrical testing industry by
     Establishing standards. Publishing specifications. Accrediting testing companies. Certifying test technicians. Promoting the professional services of its members.

About NETA
• The Association also...
 Collects and disseminates information and data of value to the electrical industry.  Educates the public and end user about the merits of electrical acceptance and maintenance testing.


Technical Involvement
Activities in other technical organizations
– ANSI/IEEE-C37, C57, C62 – NFPA 70 National Electrical Code-Code Panel 5, 10, 11, 17 – NFPA 70B - Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment

Maintenance – NFPA 70E - Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces – NEMA AB4 MCCB Committee

– ANSI Board of Standards Review – NFPA Electrical Arc Blast Measurement Research Project – Power Engineering Society – Insulated Conductor Committee

Annual Technical Conference and Seminars
March 17 – 20, 2008 New Orleans, Louisiana • • • • • • Electrical safety and arc-flash Partial discharge testing State-of-the-art testing technologies New testing equipment New approaches to testing Trade show

NETA World
Articles of interest to…
– Electrical testing and maintenance companies – Consultants – Engineers – Architects – Plant personnel directly involved in electrical testing and maintenance.

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