This February, NETA and ARCOM launched a collaboration to incorporate enhanced requirements for electrical testing in The American Institute of Architects (AIA) MasterSpec master guide specification sections.

Beginning next year, selected MasterSpec electrical equipment specification sections will include sections of the American National Standard Institute (ANSI)/NETA Standard for Acceptance Testing Specifications (ATS) for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems, referred to as ANSI/NETA ATS. The sections from the ANSI/NETA ATS will replace existing electrical testing requirements in MasterSpec with a suite of field tests and inspections that are used to assess the suitability of electrical equipment for initial energization and final acceptance of electrical power equipment and systems.

NETA's ATS is recognized as an American National Standard and is the industry standard to which electrical equipment testing is performed. NETA board members and ARCOM specification writers work together to identify portions of the ANSI/NETA ATS to integrate into MasterSpec.

Incorporation of the ANSI/NETA ATS into MasterSpec specifications will provide ARCOM's clients with the ability to specify comprehensive electrical equipment testing that is up to date with industry standards.