National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) revision covers enclosures for electrical equipment rated not more than 1000 V and intended to be installed and used for non-hazardous (unclassified) locations and hazardous (classified) locations.
Today, distributed and transient devices are connected and working together across the field — generating new efficiencies but also creating new risks. For the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), connectivity in itself is the first of many security obstacles.
It’s imperative that electric utilities and other pole owners act to reduce their risk of fire damage to poles and the subsequent outages caused by pole failures. Effective right-of-way practices, including regular trimming, clearing and herbicide application go a long way in helping prevent fire-related damage.