The Polymer Raceway Products Section develops technical standards and guidelines for its products.
Polymer raceways, fittings and accessories systems intended for electrical and selected communication and signaling applications. For purposes of this scope, polymer raceway systems are enclosed channels designed expressly for holding wires, cables, or busbars:
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Standards play a vital part in the design, production, and distribution of products destined for both national and international commerce. Sound technical standards benefit the user, as well as the manufacturer, by improving safety, bringing about economies in product, eliminating misunderstandings between manufacturer and purchaser, and assisting the purchaser in selecting and obtaining the proper product for his particular need.
NEMA devotes much of its time, effort and resources to voluntary standardization activities. In 2017, the Section will publish a new NEMA TC 20 standard for "Low Hazard-High Temperature" RTRC and new editions of NEMA TCB 2, Selection and Installation Guidelines for Underground Nonmetallic Raceways, and NEMA TC 19, Nonmetallic Riser U-Type Guards.
Technical Committee members will collaborate with Canadian and Mexican industry counterparts on CANENA working groups to amend UL/CSA bi-national standards for ENT, LFNC and RTRC systems, which have transitioned to tri-national status to include ANCE.
In 2017, the Technical Committee will also develop NEMA Public Inputs for the 2020 National Electrical Code.
Through NEMA, the section develops industry positions on legislative and regulatory initiatives that may affect member products, markets, and customers. NEMA's work has resulted in contributions to public policy development and in promoting competitiveness, technological progress, and public safety. On the Government Affairs homepage members can search for and e-mail federal representatives to convey opinions regarding energy policy or other issues related to the electroindustry.
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- Product orders and sales
- Market forecasting
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- Channels of distribution
- Financial and operating ratios
- Wages and benefits
- Foreign trade
The association also conducts economic analyses on the impact of legislation and regulations on member products, and monitors and reports on key industry market indicators. All programs comply with NEMA statistical confidentiality policies. For more information, please see Business & Economy.
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