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Electrical Codes, Standards, Recommended Practices and Regulations by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2010
Electrical codes, standards, recommended practices and regulations can be complex subjects, yet are essential in both electrical design and life safety issues. This book demystifies their usage. It is a handbook of codes, standards, recommended practices and regulations in the United States involving electrical safety and design. Many engineers and electrical safety professionals may not be aware of all of those documents and their applicability. This book identifies those documents by category, allowing the ready and easy access to the relevant requirements.
Electric Safety Most power engineers are not familiar with the electric safety practices governing site works or grounding practices of dwellings, hospitals, and factories. This book provides the knowledge and analysis they need to be versed on electric safety and, therefore, effectively transfer the skills to their field workers. It includes several case studies from real events and examples showing that variations in implementing electric safety procedures can create sites with various safety levels. As electric safety codes are similar everywhere, this practical book can be used worldwide.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2013
A standard is a "documented agreement containing technical specifications or other precise criteria to be used consistently as rules, guidelines or definitions of characteristics, to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose."
Coverage: 1931 - present
Access to all of ASTM's 12,500+ standards, 1,500+ books, scholarly articles from their 9 journal publications, and more than 47,000+ papers, chapters and articles, as well as online training courses and videos. The standards cover active, redline, and historical standards.
As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment. Founded in 1918.
IEEE - "IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities."
There are national and international organizations which develop engineering standards. They are
- IET - "The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world."
- ISO - "ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards". Find free ISO standards at this web site: http://standards.iso.org/ittf/PubliclyAvailableStandards/index.html
- Association for Computing Machinery - "ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources."