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NEMA Revises Enclosure Standards

Jan. 16, 2019
Revised standard for electrical equipment enclosures features new test methods, protection requirements.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Rosslyn, VA, revised NEMA 250-2018 Enclosures for Electrical Equipment (1000 Volts Maximum), a standard that covers enclosures for electrical equipment used for non-hazardous (unclassified) locations and hazardous (classified) locations.

Changes to this edition of NEMA 250 include enclosure types 7 and 9 for hazardous/classified locations as permitted by the National Electrical Code, pressure wash ancillary ratings, a high-pressure power wash test, revisions to enclosure types, and revised outdoor corrosion protection requirements.

“The NEMA Enclosures Section has made valuable additions to the NEMA 250 publication. These latest changes include a pressure wash test method that provides the industry with a location to go to for the test method, revised outdoor corrosion protection requirements and revisions to enclosure types. With these changes, NEMA 250 continues to be a useful tool for the industry,” said Garrett Rettig, project engineer II at Allied Moulded Products and chairman of the NEMA Enclosures Section.