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Help U.S. DoE with Proposed Energy Saving Protocols

Have a spare minute to help the U.S. Department of Energy understand how to save some REAL energy? Until July 27, the DoE is accepting public comment new energy savings guidelines that focus on the usual subjects: lighting and controls, HVAC, boilers and furnaces. Now, imagine a 3,000 kVA transformer lit at night by a 300W quartz security luminaire. DoE guidelines say replace the quartz light with a solid state LED light to save energy. But it would take 30 years for the LED retrofit to achieve the same 30,000 kWH reduction in electricity that a PEARL member saves by reconditioning that 3000kVA transformer. It's called 'embedded energy' and the government is clueless. So why not educate them? This link will take you to the part of the NREL website accepting relevant comments...Read More 


NEMA Publishes Updated ANSI Motor-Generator Selection Standard

In January, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) released the third revision of the "Motors and Generators" (ANSI/NEMA MG 1-2011) standard, which conveys practical information concerning the use, selection, performance, safety, test, construction, and manufacture of AC and DC motors and generators. You can read the contents and summary of changes on the following link...Read More


Join Industry Leaders at the Oct. 2 Remanufacturing and Sustainability Conference

Industry leaders from Affinia, BBB, CARDONE, Circuit Breaker Sales, Continental, Dana, Delphi, Eaton, Fleet Pride, Flight Systems, GE Healthcare, LKQ, Melling, Meritor, Transtar, and more will attend the Oct. 2 Remanufacturing and Sustainability Conference in Troy, Mich...Read More 

Eaton Buys Cooper, Forms New Entity
Eaton Corporation (ETN) is set to acquire Irish electrical equipment supplier Cooper Industries plc. (CBE). Both the companies have already signed a definitive agreement related to the proposed acquisition. The total equity value of this transaction is estimated at $11.8 billion...Read More

Rockwell Automation Invests in Australian Remanufacturing Facility
To service the demand for remanufactured equipment, Rockwell Automation has invested in a remanufacturing facility during the relocation of its South Pacific headquarters to Bayswater, Victoria...Read More

PEARL Link Connects Electrical Buyers and Sellers
with Safety, Reliability, and Trust

When Jamie Holland of South East Switchgear Inc. (Birmingham, AL) became the 4,000th person to save money, time, and the planet by sourcing electrical equipment through PEARL Link, the free online tool that connects buyers and sellers of circuit breakers, transformers, switchgear, and other electrical equipment, he said it was because of three simple reasons: safety, reliability, and trust...Read More
PEARL Member News  
Southern California Electrical Market Loses Industry Veteran Keith Phillips
The electrical industry in Southern California lost an important colleague on Thursday, June 29, 2012. Keith Phillips, who has been a local institution for electrical distributors and contractors for more 30 years, passed away of an apparent heart attack...Read More

Shermco Industries' Kevin Alewine Joins Board for North Texas Chapter of SMRP
Kevin Alewine has joined the board of directors for the North Texas Chapter of the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals. He will be serving as director of membership services...Read More
Issue: 40, July 2012
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PEARL Technician Certification Committee Looks for Exam Experts

PEARL's committee in charge of developing a new technician certification program is looking for electrical experts that can help write questions for future technician certification exams.

Interested parties should contact Doug Powell, President of National Switchgear (Lewisville, TX) and Chairman of the Technician Certification Committee.

The next committee WebEx meeting is scheduled for August 9, 2012.