ROSSLYN, Va. - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published a new version of its brochureGuidelines for Handling Water Damaged Electrical Equipment.

The document provides advice on the safe handling of electrical equipment that has been exposed to water through flooding, fire fighting activities, hurricanes, etc. It is designed for use by suppliers, installers, inspectors, and users of electrical products. The brochure outlines which items will require complete replacement or can be reconditioned by a trained professional.

Equipment covered includes electrical distribution equipment, motor circuits, power equipment, transformers, wire, cable, and flexible cords, wiring devices, surge protectors, motors, etc.

Guidelines for Handling Water Damaged Electrical Equipment can be downloaded free of charge at

Publication date: 05/16/2005