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6 Tips to Minimize Electrical Counterfeiting Risk  

Counterfeit electrical products continue to plague the marketplace, with more than half of respondents to a recent survey of electrical professionals indicating that they have reported a fraudulent product. A vigilant approach is required when spotting fakes. From verifying manufacturers' warranties to using authentication tools, these six best practices will limit liability and keep people safe....READ MORE 

Aging UPS Systems Spell Opportunity for Retrofits   
As mission-critical applications increase, so does the need for reliable uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. Retrofitting existing installations increases energy efficiency and power quality. With the market expected to reach $2.67 billion in 2017, end users not only will be purchasing new systems but contracting with electrical service providers for ongoing upkeep and upgrades.....READ MORE 
  
Innovative Products, Safety Education to Take Center Stage at NECA 
Education, technical sessions, and a free trade show will be at the forefront of NECA 2014, the annual convention from the National Electrical Contractors Association running September 27-30 in Chicago. More than 300 exhibitors, 60 of which are new to the event this year, will demonstrate leading-edge products and services, while a new roundtable will focus on safety, cabling, and controls....READ MORE
 
Study: U.S. Electrical Grid Can Integrate 54 GW of Offshore Wind
A study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy reveals that current technologies for high-voltage AC and DC systems could help collect 54 GW of offshore wind and deliver it to the existing electrical grid by 2030. Despite high capital investments required to adopt offshore wind projects, developments such as compact high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) converters may help reduce costs....READ MORE


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pearlmembernews2SouthWest Electritech Educates at IAEI Southwest Section Meeting
SouthWest Electritech Services (SWES) participated in the trade show at the IAEI (International Association of Electrical Inspections) Southwest Section Meeting in Sparks/Reno, NV, August 24-28. The SWES booth provided information and led discussions on the benefits of PEARL standards and inspected member companies. SWES's Howard Herndon also gave a presentation to attendees on the design and code considerations of alternative energy bus taps on electrical distribution equipment.

Technical Sales and Consulting Launches Product Training Modules
Technical Sales and Consulting, LLC has released new electrical product training modules as part of its "Training to Go" series. Developed from industry and academic expertise, these self-learning interactive programs feature animated slides that include quiz questions. Modules include circuit breaker and motor starter, with motor control center starting this month....READ MORE



Sept. 2014, Volume 67

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Upcoming Events
Around the Web

Rochester, NY

 

3rd Annual World Remanufacturing Summit

September 25-26, 2014

Rochester, NY 

 

NECA 2014

September 27-30, 2014

Chicago

aroundtheweb10 Most Common Power Disturbances That Make Our Life Difficult 
LinkedIn Electrical Professionals group discussion

LinkedIn Transformer Professionals group discussion
PEARL Committees
Announcements
PEARL is seeking participants to develop Level II of the Technical Certification program. For more information, contact Doug Powell. Additionally, the first group of eight applicants will be taking their Level I exams later this month. Click here to apply for the next testing cycle in November.
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