Setting Standards to Meet Industry Needs

IEEE IAS is one of the most prolific societies in the standards activities within IEEE—we currently have 76 active standards. Our Standards Department is responsible for:

  • Assessing the adequacy of current, developing, and future needs for standards.
  • Influencing and impacting IAS actions to meet the needs identified.
  • Coordinating with standard making and code-making bodies which affect all aspects of the IAS, providing the focal point and authority to carry out this action.
  • Representing IAS in its relationships with the IEEE Standards Board.

The Standards Department is led by the following IEEE IAS members:

Ray Crow


Daleep Mohla

Vice Chair

Ron Hotchkiss

SA Program Manager

Subjects for Standards Sponsored

  • Arc Flash
  • Design and Installation of electrical facilities – Color Books 
  • System Short Circuit Calculations
  • Electrical protective device coordination 
  • System transient stability studies 
  • System and Equipment Grounding 
  • Electrical Heat Tracing 
  • Motors specifications and repairs ; and Motor Control Centers for enhanced safety
  • Electrical Installations on Shipboards and ship to shore connections
  • Marine Cables
  • Safety by design 
  • Installation in Hazardous (Classified ) locations 
  • Managing Natural Disasters and Recovery
  • Selection, Field testing and Life expectancy of Molded Case circuit breakers
  • Fire rated cables 
  • High pressure conduit and cable seals for process equipment.

A new Data Center subcommittee has recently been formed under the direction of the Codes and Standards Committee of the Industrial and Commercial Power Systems (I&CPS) Department. The charter of this subcommittee is to support this important industry and provide leadership and coordinate electrical power distribution standards. 

Our Standards program is driven by active volunteers. A transnational organization, a strong effort is underway to get volunteers from other countries engaged in preparing IAS standards based on practices and rules there. Working with IEEE-SA, IAS is engaging in a program for preparation and acceptance of IAS standards in India.

Contact Ray Crow if you would like to join any of the working groups active in standards or initiate a new standard.