the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA TC
19-2017 Nonmetallic Riser U-Type Guards. These products protect riser
cables on utility poles. NEMA TC 19 specifies dimensions, sets forth
properties, outlines performance requirements and test methods, and assists in
selecting and obtaining the proper polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyethylene (PE)
“NEMA TC 19 establishes the
critical properties for riser U-type guards and helps the installer select the
proper product for their specific needs,” said Andrew Nause, IPEX Group, Chair
of the Polymer Raceway and Accessories Section Technical Committee. “Updating
our standard gives the user confidence that the requirements reflect today’s
performance needs in the field.”
Revisions include important
clarifications made to the low temperature impact test within the standard.
NEMA TC 19-2017 is available for $93 in hard copy or as an electronic
download on the NEMA website.
Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical
equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products
and systems. Our combined industries
account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every
state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and
medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.