The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA RV 1-2012, "Application and Installation Guidelines for Armored Cable and Metal-Clad Cable." RV 1 provides installers and code enforcement personnel important comprehensive guidance on the proper application and installation of armored cable and metal-clad cables and systems. These guidelines explain critical installation issues such as bend radius, markings, securing, supporting and terminating, and maintaining the integrity of the grounding system. Focus is placed on important fundamentals and recent changes to codes, product standards, and installation practices.

"The Building Wire and Cable Committee and the RV 1 subcommittee have done a tremendous job assembling and developing information into a guide that will be useful to designers, specifiers, contractors, electricians, apprentice programs, and anyone who wants to be sure that the proper armored cable product is specified for an application and that the cables are properly installed to ensure a safe and trouble-free electrical installation," said George Straniero, committee chairman.

RV 1 is available for download at no cost by visiting NEMA’s website. A hardcopy may be purchased for $82 by visiting NEMA’s website or by contacting IHS by phone at (800) 854-7179 (within the United States) or (303) 397-7956 (international), or by visiting