NEMA Publishes Occupancy Sensors Standard
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA WD 7 Occupancy Motion Sensors Standard. Previously published as a guide and not a standard, WD 7 promotes uniformity for the definition and measurement of characteristics relevant to the use and application of occupancy sensors.
This standard covers the definition and measurement of field of view and coverage characteristics of vacancy and occupancy motion sensors using passive infrared, ultrasonic, or microwave technology, or any combination thereof. Occupancy sensors are used in systems for control of lighting, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC), and other devices.
NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Worldwide annual sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion.