Technical white paper
Mersen's paper on Standards and Codes, “Significant Changes to the NFPA 70E Standard 2012 Edition," has been published.
Mersen has published a technical white paper on Standards and Codes: SCN4, Note 1, “Significant Changes to the NFPA 70E Standard 2012 Edition.” NFPA 70E is the standard for electrical safety in the workplace and explains in detail how to prevent electrical hazards. In this paper, Mersen identifies and explains some of the key changes to NFPA 70E for 2012, including arc-rated versus flame-resistant requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE). The white paper includes details for training requirements for emergency procedures. It also explains arc flash analysis for electrically safe working conditions and arc flash analysis requirements for equipment labeling. In addition, the paper details safety-related design requirements for arc energy reduction.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey