Through the Electrical Apparatus Service Association’s (EASA) accreditation program, facilities that perform electric-motor repairs can assure their customers that procedures conform to industry standards. With 105 EASA-accredited service centers in the world, motor owners can use these services to ensure high-quality repairs of their electric motors.
“Owners of electric motors that need to be repaired have responded favorably to EASA’s Accreditation Program,” says Linda Raynes, EASA President and CEO. “The intent of this groundbreaking accreditation program is to evaluate service centers for evidence of compliance to assure that they are using prescribed good practices to maintain motor efficiency and reliability during electrical and mechanical repairs of electric motors. “
The EASA’s repair standards are listed in ANSI/EASA-AR100: Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Equipment. They cover procedures for initial-condition assessment and repairs of mechanical and electrical components including shafts, bearings, housings, cooling systems, windings, and electrical insulation. There are also criteria listed for balancing and testing repaired motors, as well as calibration and training procedures for repair personnel. Services centers can also follow criteria to document findings, equipment used, and workflow. Independent third-party audits ensure that motor-repair services comply with these standards.
Participation in the accreditation program is voluntary, and not restricted to EASA members. Accredited facilities can affix repaired motors with serially-numbered “EASA Accredited Repair” labels, and display an “EASA Accredited” logo in their literature. Accredited facilities are also listed on the EASA website.
For more information about the program, visit www.easa.com/accreditation.