Electric motors, and indeed the entire electric motor powertrain, are the lifeblood of your plant. If they aren’t working at peaking efficiency, or worse yet, if there’s a complete breakdown the entire operation can come to a grinding halt.
This is no time for amateurs, or for learning on the job.
One of the very best ways to ensure that the very best people are working on your electric motors and powertrain is to choose an EASA accredited repair shop. (Electrical Apparatus Service Association) When you do, your motors will be in the hands on people who have had to pass the extremely rigorous standards implemented by EASA, then prove compliance to independent, third-party auditors.
It has been proven that electric motor efficiency can be maintained during repair and rewind by following defined good practices. EASA has developed an international accreditation program for service centers based on the sources of these good practices. Among them are ANSI/EASA AR100: Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus, and The Effect of Repair/Rewinding on Motor Efficiency, by EASA and AEMT.
This accreditation program evaluates service centers for evidence of compliance to assure that they are using prescribed good practices to maintain motor efficiency and reliability during electrical and mechanical repairs of large electric motors. It covers 23 categories and over 70 criteria elements.
When you make the wise choice to work with an EASA Accredited electric motor repair shop, at least one cause for sleepless nights will be put to rest. An EASA Accreditation:
- Affirms the shop’s commitment to excellence
- Proves that the shop adheres to best practices by submitting to independent third-party auditors
- Ensures that the shop follows consistent procedures and processes resulting in quality motor repair, especially large electric motor repair
- Demonstrates to industry, energy advocates and regulatory agencies that the shop is dedicated to repairs that maintain efficiency and reliability
- Ensures that this shop’s employees perform procedures according to industry best practices
- Enhances productivity, reduces repetitive repairs and decreases costs
Next time you pick up the phone all call about an electric motor-related problem, make sure the first question you ask is, “Are you EASA Accredited?’
You’ll be glad you did.
About the author:
Justin Hatfield is Vice President of Operations of HECO, Inc. He is responsible for Electric Motor & Drive Sales, Electric Motor & Generator Repairs, and Predictive Services. Justin was instrumental in developing HECO MAPPS (Motor And Powertrain Performance Systems) which focuses on “why” you have a motor problem instead of simply “What” product or service should be recommended. HECO is EASA Accredited.