RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION FOR INDUSTRIAL PLANTS (IEEE RED BOOK)
|Publication Date:||1 January 1986|
(This Foreword is not a part of ANSI/IEEE Std 141-1986, IEEE Recommended Practice for Electric Power Distribution for Industrial Plants.)
This publication was prepared by the Systems Design Subcommittee of the IEEE Power Systems Engineering Committee, which is a technical committee of the IEEE Industry Applications Society. It has been approved by the IEEE Standards Board as an IEEE standards document to provide current information and recommended practices for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of electric power systems in industrial plants.
It was forty-one years ago that Electric Power Distribution for Industrial Plants was first published by the AIEE. It was given the nickname the "Red BOOK" because of the color of its cover, and it became the first of the present IEEE Color Book series.
The second edition of the Red Book was produced in 1966, and identified as AIEE Std 962-1966. This was followed by the third edition in 1964; it was also identified as IEEE Std 141-1964. The fourth edition was produced in 1969; it was approved as a Recommended Practice of the Institute and identified as IEEE Std 141-1969. The fifth edition was produced in 1976 and identified as IEEE Std 141-1976. This, the sixth edition, is identified as ANSI/IEEE Std 141-1986. It was initiated in 1970 with the participation of more than fifty electrical engineers from industrial plants, consulting firms, and equipment manufacturers.
This IEEE Recommended Practice continues to serve as a companion publication to the following other Recommended Practices prepared by the IEEE Power Systems Engineering Committee:
Recommended Practice for Grounding of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems (IEEE Green Book), ANSI/IEEE Std 142-1982.
Recommended Practice for Electric Power Systems in Commercial Buildings (IEEE Gray Book), ANSI/IEEE Std 241-1983.
Recommended Practice for Industrial and Commercial Power System Analysis (IEEE Brown Book), ANSI/IEEE Std 399-1980.
Recommended Practice for Emergency and Standby Power for Industrial and Commercial Applications (IEEE Orange Book), ANSI/IEEE Std 446-1980.
Recommended Practice for the Design of Reliable Industrial and Commercial Power Systems (IEEE Gold Book), ANSI/IEEE Std 493-1980.
Recommended Practice for Electric Systems in Health Care Facilities (IEEE White Book), ANSI/IEEE Std 602-1986.
Recommended Practice for Energy Conservation and Cost-Effective Planning in Industrial Facilities (IEEE Bronze Book), ANSI/IEEE Std 739-1984.