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Refresh Your Circuit Breaker Testing and Maintenance Know-How

Proper testing and maintenance of circuit breakers ensures that they never fail to operate. In this six-part feature, brush up on the importance of test preparation when determining the condition of the circuit breaker, best practices for identifying deterioration in SF6 breakers, and reviewing acoustic and electrical partial discharge techniques....READ MORE 


OSHA to Review Electrical Safety Standards for Construction Sites  

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is soliciting public comments on its Electrical Standards for Construction and General Industry as the agency seeks to prevent serious injury and death by electrocution on job sites. The standards address a range of requirements, from properly marking the equipment to implementing the assured equipment grounding conductor program....READ MORE 
Non-Metallic Enclosure Adoption on the Rise
Most commonly made of polycarbonate, non-metallic electrical enclosures will see increased deployment in applications where saltwater corrosion, UV resistance, and weight are primary concerns. Unlike their metallic counterparts, these transparent thermoplastic units can pass wireless signals without interference....READ MORE

Adam Tappe Is PEARL's First Certified Electrical Reconditioning Tech
PEARL has certified Adam Tappe of National Switchgear as its first Level 1 electrical reconditioning certified technician. Tappe says that taking the technician certification exam keeps him up to date on safety and technical issues while making him a better salesperson....READ MORE

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PEARL has announced its 18th annual Electrical Safety, Reliability and Sustainability Conference & Exhibition, to be held April 24-27, 2015 in Cleveland. The dual-track conference includes two days of technical presentations for managers and engineers, and a second hands-on training track for electrical technicians and maintenance professionals. This year's training will focus on low-voltage electrically operated breakers and components....READ MORE
David Rosenfield, Bill Schofield
PEARL Helps Overcome Electrical Equipment Reconditioning Concerns at Two Industry Conferences
David and Angie Rosenfield of ROMAC, along with Bill Schofield of Group CBS, Inc., represented the Remanufacturing Industries Council in addition to PEARL at two packed industry conferences in September to spread the word on the benefits of electrical equipment remanufacturing....READ MORE 

Three PEARL directors attended the NEMA meeting in October to further discuss NEMA's reconditioning guidelines and how PEARL can participate. Pictured left to right are Bob Wrobel (Potomac Testing, Inc.), Malcom Frederick (Shermco Industries), and David Rosenfield (ROMAC).

Nov. 2014, Volume 69


2015 Electrical Safety, Reliability and Sustainability Conference

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March 2-6, 2015
Nashville, TN


18th Electrical Safety, Reliability and Sustainability Conference & Exhibition

April 24-27, 2015
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
Cleveland, OH 

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