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Updated Standard for Portable and Power Feeder Cables Now Available

05/22/2018 4:00PMSign-up to receive press releases.

ROSSLYN, Va.—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI/NEMA WC 58/ICEA S-75-381-2017 Portable and Power Feeder Cables for Use in Mines and Similar Applications. Developed by the ANSI Committee for Insulated Wire and Cables, Excluding Magnet Wire, this Standard applies to materials, construction, and testing of insulated cables used for the distribution of electrical energy in surface and underground mines.

According to Mark Fuller, working group chairman and ICEA Member, and formerly at Nexans AmerCable, El Dorado, AR, revisions include:

  1. Remote control and drill cords
  2. Semi-conductive rubber shielded at the 2kV and 5kV rated voltages
  3. Type SHD-PC, a copper/textile braided shuttle car cable rated 2kV

ANSI/NEMA WC 58/ICEA S-75-381-2017 is available in hard copy or as an electronic download for $214 on the NEMA website. 

NEMA is currently seeking new Members with direct and material interest in the activities of the ANSI C8 ASC Insulated Wire and Cables, Excluding Magnet Wire and its subcommittees. Anyone who meets the membership criteria is invited to apply. All inquiries should be directed to the ASC C8 Secretary at the following email: Khaled.Masri@NEMA.org.


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