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EASA Announces Electric Motor Repair Accreditation Program

By Chemical Processing Staff

Jan 20, 2015

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) announced the EASA Accreditation Program for accreditation of electric motor repair service providers. The program provides assurance to electric motor end-users that repairs performed at accredited facilities conform to industry standards and maintain the reliability and efficiency of the repaired motor. These standards are contained in the American National Standards Institute approved ANSI/EASA AR100: Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Equipment. 

The EASA Accreditation Program includes over 70 separate criteria relating to electric motor repair.  These criteria address the initial condition assessment of the failed motor and the repair of the motor’s mechanical components such as shafts, bearings, housing and cooling system. Further, the program addresses repair of the motor’s electrical elements including winding and insulation. Other criteria include balancing and testing of the repaired motor, required equipment used in the repair, instrument calibration, training of repair personnel and documentation of findings and work performed. 

Participation in the accreditation program is voluntary and not restricted to EASA members. Accredited service providers will affix a serial numbered “EASA Accredited Repair” label to repaired motors. These accredited service providers also are permitted to display an “EASA Accredited” logo in their literature and will be listed on the EASA website.

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