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Electrical Industry News 

White Paper Discusses Selective Coordination Between Fuses, BreakersPEARL Conference

System downtime is reduced when overcurrent protective devices are selectively coordinated. Traditional time-current curve analysis may not accurately portray the degree of selectivity existing when current-limiting overcurrent protective devices are involved. This paper will discuss viable methods for evaluating selectivity between current-limiting fuses and non current-limiting circuit breakers...Read More 


Webcast: Variable Drives Can Save Energy 

Attend this webinar and learn more about adding an adjustable speed drive to a motor to optimize process performance and save energy...Read More  


November Second Straight Month of Growth for Electroindustry
NEMAs latest business conditions survey revealed a drop in economic activity in November, but confirmed that the industry is still in growth mode with the Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions dropping to 56 from 57.4 in October...Read More

Good Vibes: Troubleshooting Electric Motors
Whether your field testing or reconditioning an electric motor, vibration -- it's frequency and intensity -- can reveal hidden faults in the unit. Learn more about measuring frequency, isolating its source, and what it reveals about the motor in this EC&M article...Read More

Mobile Breaker Shop Mobile Breaker Shop Takes Electrical Reconditioning On the Road 

Shermco Industries (Irving, TX) is taking PEARL standards on the road with its new Mobile Breaker Shop, a 53-foot mobile trailer packed with breaker testing and reconditioning gear...Read More


Do you sell transformers?  Here's the easy way to increase your sales. 

Technitrol Saves Plant Technitrol Uses PEARL Inspection and Test Transformer Standards to Get RR Donnelley Plant Up and Running in 36 Hours

When RR Donnelley, one of the world's largest publishers and printers, lost one of two 2500 kVA transformers at their Appleton, WI plant, the cards were stacked against a quick return to service. The failure happened on Saturday night. The transformer was 40 years old and had an unusual 34,500V primary with 4160Y/2400 secondary. Temporary power would take days to install, and the nearest replacement was four weeks away. But that was before they called PEARL member Technitrol, Inc. (Germantown, WI)...Read More

CRTech Talk: Answer the Challenge for Chance to Win an 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 December.  

Electrical Service Products Inc. PEARL Congratulates Electrical Service Products Inc. for Passing PEARL Site Certification for Full Voting Members
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Issue: 33, Dec. 2011
In This Issue
Electrical Industry News
Mobile Breaker Shop Takes Reconditioning On the Road
Technitrol, PEARL I&T Keep RR Donnelley Plant Rolling
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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