NECA NEIS 605
Standard for Installing Underground Nonmetallic Utility Duct
|Publication Date:||1 January 2018|
This guideline covers recommendations for the selection, handling and installation of underground single bore rigid nonmetallic conduit (RNC) or raceway for power, lighting, signaling, and communications applications. For the purposes of this guideline, rigid nonmetallic conduit (RNC) or raceway refers to HDPE, PE, PVC or RTRC conduit and duct.
Corrugated coilable utility duct is not covered in this guideline; details on storage, handling, and installation are covered in NEMA TCB-3. Although not specifically mentioned in this standard, variations of the products discussed may occasionally be specified. Users should follow installation recommendations of the manufacturer.
Regulatory and Other Requirements
All information in this publication is intended to conform to the National Electrical Code® (NFPA Standard 70). Installers shall always follow the NEC®, applicable state and local codes, and manufacturer's instructions when installing electrical equipment and systems.
Only qualified persons as defined in the NEC familiar with the construction and installation of electrical power distribution and control systems and equipment shall perform the technical work described in this publication. Administrative functions and other tasks can be performed under the supervision of a qualified person. All work shall be performed in accordance with NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.
General requirements for installing electrical products and systems are described in NECA 1-2015, Standard for Good Workmanship in Electrical Construction (ANSI). Other National Electrical Installation Standards provide additional guidance for installing particular types of electrical products and systems. A complete list of NEIS is provided in Annex B.