Standards News

Draft Guide for Luminaire Inspection Now Available for Review

Posted on Monday, August 30th, 2010

BSR E1.32 – 201x, Guide for the Inspection of Entertainment Industry Luminaires, is available for public review at the ESTA URL link (listed below) through 25 October 2010. The document is intended to provide guidance in the inspection of stage and studio luminaires used in the entertainment industry to evaluate their safety and any needed maintenance. An employer could write his own safety inspection procedures from scratch as part of his duty to provide a safe workplace, but borrowing from or adopting the final version of this document might be easier and lead to a better set of procedures.

The public review is over when the “Review End Date” shown on the website of October 26, 2010 starts. Comments should be submitted before then.

Reviewers also are requested to look for protected intellectual property in the document. ESTA does not intend to adopt any standard that requires the use of protected intellectual property, unless the use of that property is essential for technical reasons, and can be licensed and used by anyone without prejudice or preference for a reasonable fee. If any protected intellectual property is seen in the document, reviewers are asked to point it out in their comments.

For more information, please contact: Karl G. Ruling, technical standards manager at the email provided.

www.esta.org/tsp/documents/public_review_docs.php

standards@esta.org

 

Draft ACN revision available for Public Review

Posted on Monday, June 28th, 2010

BSR E1.17-201x, Entertainment Technology – Architecture for Control Networks
BSR E1.17-201x is a revision of ANSI E1.17-2006, Entertainment Technology – Architecture for Control Networks (ACN), which is a suite of documents that specifies an architecture, including protocols and language, that may be configured and combined with other standard protocols to form flexible, networked audio, lighting, or other control systems. It can be implemented on networks that support UDP, IP, and related protocols. The revision is to correct errors and to improve functionality.
The review period extends until August 24, 2010.

Copies of the draft standard and the forms for submitting your comments are available from the ESTA Public Review Documents page.

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Test & Tag standard (AS/NZS 3760) – further public comment

Posted on Friday, June 18th, 2010

In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment

Public comment

The following draft Standard is available for you to comment on. The closing date for comments on this draft Standard is 9 July 2010.
DR3760 CP, In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment

The committee, in conjunction with Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand, has decided that it is important to now invite a second public comment on DR 3760, In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment for the following reasons:

  • Maximum leakage current in Table 1 and Minimum insulation resistance in Table 2 for Class I and II equipment do not align. Comment is requested on whether leakage current value for Class I should be reduced to 1 mA or minimum insulation resistance value for Class II should be increased to 2 M?.
  • Table 4, there is now no difference in the intervals between inspection and tests of Class I equipment, Class II equipment, or cord sets, cord extension sets, and EPODs. Other significant changes include the intervals between inspection and tests of Class II (double insulated) for factories, workshops, and equipment used for commercial cleaning reduced to every 6 months from every year. Also the push-button test for portable appliances used in commercial cleaning has changed from every 3 months to daily or before every use, whichever is the longer.

The committee seeks specific comment only on these proposed changes.

To download a free copy of DR3760 CP, In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment CLICK HERE

(Hint: this draft will be substantially similar to the final version that you will have to buy once it is published)

 

New Draft Chain Hoist Standard in Public Review

Posted on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

BSR E1.6-3–201x, Selection and Use of Chain Hoists in the Entertainment Industry, is available for public review at the ESTA website (the URL is provided below) through 3 May 2010. The review is over when the posted “Review End Date” of May 4 is reached.

The draft standard is part of the BSR E1.6 powered theatrical rigging system project. This part, BSR E1.6-3, establishes minimum safety requirements for the selection and use of serially manufactured electric link chain hoists having capacity of two tons or less in the entertainment industry. This standard does not address the design or maintenance of these hoists. The standard is intended to provide for the protection of life, limb, and property.

www.esta.org/tsp/documents/public_review_docs.php

 

Comments on Draft Test and Tag Standard Close Feb 12th

Posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Last Chance to Submit
If you intend to submit comments on the draft of the revised AS/NZS 3760 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment (Test & Tag) standard, your submission, on the appropriate comments form, must be lodged with Craig Watkin at Standards NZ by close of business (15:00 AEST) Friday 12th February.

 

Draft Lighting Control Protocol amendments available for public comment

Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2010

BSR E1.20 – 201x, Entertainment Technology — Remote Device Management over USITT DMX512
The existing E1.20 – 2006, Entertainment Technology–Remote Device Management over USITT DMX512, is being revised to correct errors in the published document and to add a new message enhance functionality. ANSI E1.20 is an extension to USITT DMX512 and ANSI E1.11 that allows for bi-directional communication on the primary data link for lighting control.

BSR E1.30-1-20xx, EPI 23. Device Identification Subdevice
This document is part of BSR E1.30, Application level equipment interoperability for control of commonly encountered entertainment technology devices using ANSI E1.17. It specifies a templated device for device identification as typically used for remote hardware and software devices.

Copies of the draft standards and the forms for submitting your comments are available from the ESTA Public Review Documents page

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Draft Powered Hoist standards available for public comment

Posted on Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

ESTA has two standards for Powered Hoists open for public comment until February 16, 2010.

BSR E1.6-2–201x, Entertainment Technology — Design, Inspection, and Maintenance of Serially Manufactured Electric Chain Hoists for the Entertainment Industry
This draft American National Standard is a part of the BSR E1.6 powered theatrical rigging systems project. This document, BSR E1.6-2, covers the design, inspection, and maintenance of serially manufactured electric chain hoists used in the entertainment industry as part of a performance or in preparation for a performance.

BSR E1.6-1–201x, Entertainment Technology – Powered Hoist Systems
This draft standard is part of the BSR E1.6 powered theatrical rigging system project. This part, BSR E1.6-1, deals with powered winches that are not serially manufactured electric chain hoists, and is intended to establish requirements for the design, manufacture, inspection, and maintenance of powered hoist systems for lifting and suspending loads in theatres and other places of public assembly where the failure of such systems could endanger life or limb of performers, audience members, workers, or the general public.

Copies of the draft standards and the forms for submitting your comments are available from the ESTA Public Review Documents page

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