To develop a clear and concise standard for bimetallic components in building wire applications. Emphasis will be placed on a quality product with low defects to ensure consumer safety.
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Due to a necessity for safety and understanding in the building wire industry and an increase in market interest, it is requested to provide a standard for bimetallic components utilized in all building wire applications. This will ensure the components are manufactured with the end customers safety as a top priority as well as maintaining a quality bimetallic component. Distributors, builders, and contractors will specify compliance with this standard when purchasing bimetallic building wire to ensure proper manufacturing methods and protocol were followed.
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