ICPCI and BIS organizes a special session on the
Revised ‘National Electrical Code India 2011’, in Hyderabad
~ To create awareness about revised standard for achieving Electrical Safety ~
Hyderabad, 25th September, 2013: International Copper Promotion Council India (ICPCI) in knowledge partnership with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) organized a special session on theRevised ‘National Electrical Code India’, which kick started in the City of Pearls- Hyderabad. The focus of the seminar was bringing to light various provisions related to electrical installation practices in India. The seminar was addressed by a panel of dignitaries comprising of Mr. P M Pantulu, Scientist- F and Head-BIS, Mr. Amol Kalsekar- Chief Manager - Building Wire- ICPCI, Mr. Sravan Kumar- President- FSAI, Mr.AmitabhaSarkar- member of ET- 20 committee, BIS and Mr. Narala Krishna Reddy- Chief Engineer (Electrical), Hyderabad.
Amol Kalsekar- Chief Manager - Building Wire, ICPCI said, “Electrical systems and equipment’s play a vital role in various energy conversion processes across industries. While installing electrical appliances it is very critical that the quality of power, safety, and power saving methods is given utmost importance”.
“Every individual involved in designing and assembling of electrical installation has to follow certain rules and regulations while installing electrical systems right at inception stage to maintain a degree of safety. The National Electrical code issued by BIS has undergone revision considering changes in technology, practices and the pattern of usage of electricity in India. To improve electrical safety in India, ICPCI along with other industry experts wants to reach out to the electrical engineers and utilities and impart them with latest provisions in the revised National Electrical code of India 2011”, said Amol Kalsekar.
Mr. P M Pantulu, Scientist- F and Head, BIS further added, “With ever increasing high-rise buildings, malls, multiplexes and hospitals in Hyderabad electrical safety awareness has been extremely important.Thus it becomes imperative for utilities installing these appliances to follow certain safety rules and regulations to avoid fire covered. Thus it is recommended that consultants dealing with electrical installation should be familiar with the Indian standard and apply the revised version of the code. We plan to take this awareness campaign to a national level by conducting similar seminars in other cities for a safer nation.”
To reduce the loss of lives and properties and to educate the industry professionals for using the electrical appliances safely, International Copper Promotion Council India (ICPCI) along with the panel of experts organized this seminar with the aim of increasing the industry professionals’ awareness of various safety measures and precautions while installing, handling, repairing or working on electrical installations and urging them to follow the revised Standards. The seminar was attended by more than 120professionals including electrical engineers, designers, manufacturing associations, power quality equipment suppliers, policy makers, technical officers across various industrial sectors.
About ICPCI: The International Copper Promotion Council (India) is a member of Copper Alliance and the Indian arm of the International Copper Association, the leading not-for-profit organization for the promotion of copper worldwide. ICPCI is driven by the same objective as that of its parent organization, which is to ‘defend and grow markets for copper based on its superior technical performance and its contribution to a higher quality of life worldwide’. ICPCI contributes mainly through its catalytic role, accelerating changes and transforming the long-term markets for Copper in a sustainable way through its major initiatives such as electrical safety and energy efficiency. ICPCI’s activities focus on helping end users to better understand and appreciate the positive attributes of copper.
About BIS: Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Standards Body of India, resolves to be the leader in all matters concerning Standardization, Certification and Quality. Keeping in view the interest of consumers as well as the industry, BIS is involved in various activities like Standards Formulation, Certification of Product, Hallmarking and Systems, Laboratory Services, Sale of Indian Standards and other publications, International Activities, Consumer Related Activities, Promotional Activities, Training Service, Information services, Financial Resources - Mobilization and utilization.