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TED Magazine: Reconditioned Equipment Benefits Society, Environment
TED Magazine, the official magazine of the National Association of Electrical Distributors, recently published an article based on a new PEARL white paper that looks how reconditioned electrical equipment saves jobs and energy while cutting pollution...Read More

OEM Pricing Boosts Surplus Electrical Market
Point of sale (POS) data from electrical distributors can help OEMs create lean supply chains, but not all OEMs treat POS the same. Some use sales data to produce what demand says the market needs, while others saturate the market, insuring a healthy amount of inexpensive surplus product...Read More

U.S. Energy Regulations Could Boost Electrical Distribution Spending
The U.S. Senate has split the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 to separate the carbon 'cap and trade' section from other sections that give incentives for companies to adopt more energy efficient systems, but it also could significantly promote expansion of the electrical grid...Read More

Final Chapter: Molded Case Breakers and Maintenance
This final installment in the Circuit Breaker opus concludes with a bang as it discusses a number of critical CB topics from microcomputer CBs to time delays, ground fault, and internal test function and power monitoring...Read More

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Canadian Safety Ministry Praises PEARL Electrical Safety Standards
In the future, electrical Reconditioning and Inspect & Test Standards from the Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League (PEARL) could help keep Canadian workers safe from harm, based on a recent meeting between Canada's British Columbia Safety Authority (BCSA) and PEARL Directors, Malcom Frederick and David Rosenfield...Read More

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How To: Inspect, Recondition, and Test Low- and Medium Voltage Fuses
To our knowledge, these standards for requalifying low and medium voltage fuses, both refill and non-refill types, are the first ever published by any manufacturer or organization. Visual inspection of the exterior condition of the fuse, its containment barrel or its ferrule ends constitutes a major part of the standard but offers little insight into the internal condition of a fuse. Test parameters in use with manufacturers "returned product" inspection procedures focus on resistance values attainted through "cold resistance" testing. As with all PEARL standards, the use of OEM test value acceptance standards is always recommended...Read More

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Tech Talk: Answer the Challenge for Chance to Win 2GB iPod!!
We're tired of the emails saying PEARL's Tech Talk is too easy. So, we're taking off the gloves and challenging you to find out how deep is your knowledge of safe electrical practices, testing and electrical reconditioning. Follow this link to see this month's question and email us your answer. Winner's will be drawn from all correct answers at the end of September. Visit the PEARL website to learn the answer to last month's Tech Talk, and bask in the brilliance of winner: Dean LaFleur of Valero St. Charles Refinery, out of Norco, Louisiana.

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Issue: 18, Sept. 2010
In This Issue
Recon Tops Recycle, OEM Pricing and the Surplus Market, Gov Gives T&D a Boost, Last Chapter In MCCB Opus
PEARL Meets with Canadian Safety Ministry
How to Recon LV & MV Fuses
Win An 2GB IPOD!!
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Visit with PEARL at these Trade Shows and Conferences:

NECA National Electrical Contractors Association Convention and Trade Show -Booth #1137, October 2-5, 2010, Boston Convention & Expo Center, Boston, MA

Finepoint Circuit Breaker Test & Maintenance Training Conference - Booth #87, October 4-8, 2010, Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
   PEARL 2011 Conference
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