AEMC July 2011
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Electrical Industry News


Industrial Electric MRO Market Leads Recovery

Top 200 electrical distributors are starting to see pockets of growth in some key segments of the market. Few respondents had yet seen much growth in the residential market or in nonresidential work, but industrially oriented distributors said the industrial MRO business is starting to shine...Read More


How To Specify Surge Protection

There is a tendency to think that the larger the panel, the larger the kA device rating needs to be for protection; this is a common misconception...Read More 


Guide to Repairing Motors, Generators & Rotating Electrical Machines

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) recently published a new edition of "ANSI/EASA AR100-2010: Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus" (ANSI/EASA AR100-2010), providing best practices for mechanical repair, rewinding and testing of both AC and DC motors and generators. This article focuses strictly on the electrical aspects of AC machine repair that ANSI/EASA AR100-2010 prescribes, as well as their importance for end-users...Read More


NEMA Offers Free Guide to Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment

Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment is available for download at no charge. It provides advice on the safe handling of electrical equipment that has been exposed to water and outlines items that require complete replacement or that can be reconditioned by a trained professional...Read More


Electrical Reconditioners LEED Sustainability Efforts

The general thinking is that electrical contributions to a customer's sustainability efforts and cost savings are limited to high-efficiency lighting systems. But did you know you can get as much credit for how you recycle construction waste - including electrical equipment removed during construction, renovation or expansion - as you can by installing fluorescent lamps? Check out the list of "Where EC's Can Play a Direct Role" halfway through this article...Read More


Carpet Industry Builds Nationwide Recycling Network

Discover how the carpet industry has developed a nationwide collection and recycling network that has kept 1.6 billion pounds of used carpeting from the landfills - enough to fill the Louisiana Superdome - during the last 10 years...Read More


PEARL President Lays Out 2011-2012 Platform

PEARL President Malcom Frederick of Shermco Industries Inc. lays out his new initiatives for the association, including preparing for ANSI approval of PEARL standards, releasing Revision 6 of the PEARL Reconditioning Standards, and developing a Technician Certification Program...Read More  


Want to sell more circuit breakers?  Here's the easy way to increase your sales. 

Tech Talk: Answer the Challenge for Chance to Win iPod!!

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. A winner will be drawn from all correct answers at the end of July. While you're answering this month's trivia question, you can bask in the brilliance of last month's winner, Chris Simonson of Emerson Network Power (Marietta, GA), and learn the answer to last month's question.

Issue: 28, July 2011
In This Issue
Electrical Industry News
PEARL President Lays Out 2011 Platform
Win An iPod!!

  PEARL Expands to Include Electrical Service Organizations  


PEARL expands membership categories to include electrical Service Organization companies with reconditioning facilities and redefines the Associate Member category. The new Service Organization category applies to all electrical service companies that have a permanent facility for electrical reconditioning. Members of the Service Organization class have full Voting Member privileges and rights. In addition to a permanent reconditioning facility, Service Organization members must meet all other PEARL member requirements, such as minimum of $1 million in annual sales, adhere to PEARL standards and Codes of Business Practice...Read More

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