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NEMA Publishes ANSI/NEMA FB 1, NEMA FB 2.10, and NEMA FB 2.20 for Conduit and Cable Fittings


3/1/2012 3:14 PM

ROSSLYN, Va.,—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI/NEMA FB 1 Fittings, Cast Metal Boxes and Conduit Bodies for Conduit, Electrical Metallic Tubing, and Cable; NEMA FB 2.10 Selection and Installation Guidelines for Fittings for use with Non-Flexible Conduit or Tubing (Rigid metal Conduit, Intermediate Metallic Conduit, and Electrical Metallic Tubing); and NEMA FB 2.20 Selection and Installation Guidelines for Fittings for use with Flexible Electrical Conduit and Cable.

ANSI/NEMA FB 1 Fittings, Cast Metal Boxes and Conduit Bodies for Conduit, Electrical Metallic Tubing, and Cable is the industry standard for manufacturers of conduit and cable fittings and cast metal boxes to ensure products function as intended in the field and properly mate with cable and raceway system components. It is available in hard copy and electronic for $89 (www.nema.org/stds/fb1.cfm).

NEMA FB 2.10 Selection and Installation Guidelines for Fittings for use with Non-Flexible Conduit or Tubing (Rigid Metal Conduit, Intermediate Metallic Conduit, and Electrical Metallic Tubing) provides installers and code enforcement officials comprehensive guidance on the proper selection and application of common conduit and tubing. These guidelines explain the background on critical installation issues such as fitting and carton markings, the importance of proper thread engagement, applying proper torque, and maintaining the integrity of the grounding system. It is available for download at no charge, or a hard copy may be purchased for $64 (www.nema.org/stds/fb2-10.cfm).

NEMA FB 2.20 Selection and Installation Guidelines for Fittings for use with Flexible Electrical Conduit and Cable offers installers and code enforcement officials comprehensive guidance on the proper selection and application of common flexible conduit and cable fittings. These guidelines explain the background on critical installation issues such as fitting and carton markings, the importance of proper thread engagement, applying proper torque, and maintaining the integrity of the grounding system. It is available for download at no charge, or a hard copy may be purchased for $96 (www.nema.org/stds/fb2-20.cfm).

The contents and scopes of ANSI/NEMA FB 1 may be viewed at www.nema.org/stds/fb1.cfm. Hard copies of ANSI/NEMA FB 1, NEMA FB 2.10, and NEMA FB 2.20 may be purchased by visiting global.ihs.com, or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (U.S.) or 303-397-7956 (international).

NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Worldwide annual sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion.

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