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ANSI and IEEE compliance among them

ANSI and IEEE compliance among them

ANSI and IEEE compliance among them

Can you help me to support the relation / endorsement / compliance in general between IEEE and ANSI standards?
What happnes if there is not an specific ANSI Standard but there is an IEEE standrad for an specif matter?


jesus vargas

RE: ANSI and IEEE compliance among them

Formerly, most professional societies had their standards listed with an ANSI sort of endorsement.  These days ANSI is largely gone.  These societies are coordinating thier US standards with the EU IEC and ISO stanadards to a greater degree.

I have hundreds, perhaps over a thousand PDF's of codes assorted standards on folders for ABS, ANSI, API, ASHRAE, ASME, ASTM, BOCA, AWWA,CGHA, CSA, ICEA, IEEE, ISA, ISEA, MSS, NACE, NEMA, NFPA, NIST, TIA, UL etc.

Fewer than a dozen standards are in the ANSI folder.  One is the electrical device numbers such as 51 for AC time overcurrent relay.  Others are drafting standards and safety stuff related to filling out MSDS forms, workers records etc.

RE: ANSI and IEEE compliance among them

Thnks for ypur answer.

My specific case does not have an IEC standard neither ANSI Standard, but there is an specific IEEE standard not being an ANSI standard yet.

What would be a general advice in this case?
Would the use of IEEE standards as a support in the case of lack of one IEC or ANSI standard be a good engineering practice in the US?
Is there any guide-line on this in the US?


Jesus Vargas

RE: ANSI and IEEE compliance among them

Operating and insurance companies select or impose certain standards.  Lacking other guidance, consider using the IEEE standards where your judgement is that the standards fit the needs.  It is easier to specify and enforce compliance with a standard than an extensive custom specification.

IEEE addresses a broad range of topics.  Electrical substation grounding and Ethernet communications each are addressed by IEEE standards.  IEEE C2 is the National Electrical Safety Code for safeguarding utility personnel; and NFPA 70 is the National Electrical Code for designing industrial and residential electrical installations where the utility service stops.  Different codes and standards written by different committees typically target a specific area of safety.  I use the NEC regularly and never use the NESC because I am not associated with the utitilty installations.

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