National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA GD 3-2019 Evaluating
Earthquake Damaged Electrical Equipment Guide. This new guide provides
information on how to evaluate electrical equipment that has been exposed to
earthquakes, and it helps determine whether exposed electrical equipment is
suitable for use, reconditioning, or repair.
electrical equipment can be hazardous if reenergized without appropriate
evaluation,” says Patrick Hughes, NEMA Vice President of Operations and
Strategy. “To determine whether electrical equipment can be safely reenergized,
or if it must be repaired or replaced, NEMA published the Evaluating
Earthquake-Damaged Electrical Equipment Guide. The guide will provide
on-the-ground inspectors and installers with additional information about what
impact a seismic event might have on electrical equipment and whether it can be
put back into operation.”
guide is designed for suppliers, installers, inspectors, and users of
GD 3-2019 is available as an electronic download at no cost on the
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 370,000 American jobs in more than 6,100 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $124 billion in shipments and $42 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.