PLASA Electrical Standards Available for Public Review

Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

The first two of these three new Electrical standards may not be directly applicable to our electrical environment, but nevertheless make interesting reading if you’re working with higher current single-core feeder cables and connectors.

The “Guide for the Inspection of Entertainment Industry Incandescent Lamp Luminaires” is a useful and pretty comprehensive set of guidelines for luminaire inspection. This one is definitely worth downloading and reading if you’re interested in preparing a maintenance inspection checklist.

BSR E1.18-1 – 201x, Standard for the selection, installation, and use of single-conductor portable power feeder cable systems for use at 600 volts nominal or less for the distribution of electrical energy in the entertainment and live-event industries.

The BSR E1.18 project is to offer guidance on the selection, installation, and safe use of single-conductor portable power feeder cable systems used in the entertainment and live-event industries. This part, E1.18-1, contains the majority of the recommendations, suitable for most common portable power distribution installations.The BSR E1.18 project is to offer guidance on the selection, installation, and safe use of single-conductor portable power feeder cable systems used in the entertainment and live-event industries. This part, E1.18-1, contains the majority of the recommendations, suitable for most common portable power distribution installations.

BSR E1.24 – 201x, Entertainment Technology – Dimensional Requirements for Stage Pin Connectors.

BSR E1.24 – 201x is a revised version of the existing ANSI E1.24 – 2006. The standard is being revised to clarify its use as a configuration standard giving the mating requirements for male and female pin connectors, contact set-backs from the front face, and marking requirements. The electrical reliability and flammability requirements for pin connectors would be covered by other standards, such as UL 498, Attachment Plugs and Receptacles.

All the proposed changes were accepted during the prior two public reviews, except for problems related to the dimensions in figures 5 and 10, and certain requirements in the normative Pin Connector Chart Notes. Therefore, these two figures and notes have been changed and the three pages containing them are being offered for public review.

BSR E1.32 – 201x, Guide for the Inspection of Entertainment Industry Incandescent Lamp Luminaires.

This document provides guidance in the inspection of stage and studio luminaires used in the entertainment industry to evaluate their safety and any needed maintenance. The information contained in this document is intended to supplement the information contained in manufacturers’ maintenance instructions.

Review period for all three documents ends: October 18, 2011

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

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