To all CITT members: greetings from the Entertainment Electrical Safety Committee of Ontario (EESCO)
For almost two decades, the EESCO committee has been involved with PLASA's Electrical Power Working Group (EPWG), one of their ANSI standard generating committees. EESCO continues to assist on sub-committees and are please to inform the CITT members of a new document on best practises for the use of single conductor cable in our industry. The document is titled: BSR E1.51 – 201x, The Selection, Installation, and Use of Single-Conductor Portable Power Feeder Cable Systems for Use at 600 Volts Nominal or Less for the Distribution of Electrical Energy in the Television, Film, Live Performance, and Event Industries in Canada
This document has been approved by the PLASA Technical Standard EPWG and is released for public review. Following a successful public review, the document if approved by all interested and affected parties would and will be the first ANSI Document being totally Canadian. It is within the mandate of PLASA being an international body to produce more than just US Standards.
CITT invites its membership to read the standard and to submit support or comments during the public review period.
The BSR E1.51, the draft standard for single-conductor feeder cable in Canada, is now in public review on the PLASA Technical Standards Program website. The review run through 2 June 2014; once the reviews are over, the link to the document disappear when 3 June starts.
BSR E1.51 – 201x, The Selection, Installation, and Use of Single-Conductor Portable Power Feeder Cable Systems for Use at 600 Volts Nominal or Less for the Distribution of Electrical Energy in the Television, Film, Live Performance, and Event Industries in Canada
E1.51 is intended to offer guidance in accordance with existing applicable standards and regulations in Canada on how to select, install, use and maintain single-conductor portable feeder cables used to supply power for television, film, live performance, and special events in Canada.
Two other PLASA Standards are also posted for Public Review
Two draft standards have been posted for public review on the PLASA Technical Standards Program website. The reviews run through 2 June 2014; the reviews are over and the links to the documents disappear when 3 June starts. The two draft standards available for review are:
BSR E1.42 – 201x, Entertainment Technology — Safety Standard for Orchestra Pit Lifts
Stage lifts, such as orchestra pit or theatre forestage lifts, are not the subject of any current national standard in the USA. As result, safety requirements and inspections of them are inconsistent. E1.42 is being written to address this lack of a standard. The scope is limited to safety and to orchestra or forestage lifts that are installed as a part of the building and that are not custom-built for a single theatrical production.
BSR E1.43 – 201x, Entertainment Technology — Live Performer Flying Systems
E1.43 specifies a minimum level of performance parameters for the design, manufacture, use, and maintenance of performer flying systems used in the production of entertainment events. Performer flying systems within the scope include systems supporting people that give the impression of weightlessness, floating, or flying, and for acrobatic and circus performance acts. All locations of the flight path, including over the stage and audience, are within the scope.