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NMEA 0400 Installation Standard for Marine Electronics Equipment on Vessels

Draft Public Comment Period Open

The NMEA 0400 Installation Standards Committee has completed their review and update of the 0400 Installation Standard Version 4.00, Edition 2014.
The goal is to publish the next version, 4.20 of the 0400 Installation Standard by February, 2020. The 45 day public comment period is now open, in which all NMEA members and non-members can review the draft and comment on technical and editorial issues before publication.

The 45 day comment period will be open from November 12, 2020 and close on December 28, 2020.

Any interested parties who wish to obtain a copy of the draft 0400 Installation Standard, please email Cindy Love, NMEA Office manager at clove@nmea.org. 
A pdf copy will be sent to you with line numbers for you to identify either technical or editorial issues, which will then be presented to the 0400 Installation Standard committee during the comment resolution process. NMEA appreciates any and all feedback and encourages installers with specific areas of expertise to solely review the specific areas of interest and specialty.  No contribution is too large or too small.

The NMEA 0400 Installation Standard is a voluntary standard that clarifies and defines competent installation best practices applicable to vessels from 20' to 150' and up to 300 gross tons. These standards are published to aid electronics installers, technicians, electricians, surveyors, vessel owners and/or others who may service or modify the installation of electronics, electrical systems or other associated peripherals.

The intended application of the NMEA 0400 Installation Standard is for vessels that will use large and sophisticated systems of marine electronics for communication and navigation purposes. Highly qualified and experienced installation experts from the marine industry and NMEA, have reviewed emerging trends for the use of more sophisticated equipment and systems on vessels. Many times, equipment utilizing these latest technological advances require different and new methodologies for reliable and safe installations. These latest trends have increased the capabilities of communication, navigation, and related systems but also have necessitated a higher degree of network integration . Frequently, these devices involve additional backup or provision for emergency power sources. NMEA addresses these changing conditions in this Standard and prepares for future requirements as well.

NMEA has a standing committee who continually monitor technological changes in marine electronics and periodically revise this standard as deemed necessary.

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