EASA launches motor repair accreditation: Service centers will be audited on best practices, industry standards
The Electrical Apparatus Services Association (EASA) recently launched its motor repair accreditation process to provide clarity to motor end-users and service centers about the importance of proper motor repair.
Motor repair centers already are lining up to receive the EASA accreditation, which will create an audit trail in order to help end-users understand how their motors were repaired and for service centers to bring attention to their repair expertise.
The value of an accreditation program was supported by solid research—EASA surveyed Plant Engineering readers in 2014 to find out what concerns they had about motor operation and reliability. It also was driven by an idea that repaired motors were not reliable.
“It’s a myth that motor repair reduces efficiency,” said EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist Tom Bishop, P.E., a member of EASA’s ad hoc committee on accreditation. “We wanted to come up with a methodology and an audit that would demonstrate that reliability and efficiency can be maintained through the process of repair. We’re trying to turn a negative into a positive.”
Also refer to Plant Engineering's article "FAQs on motor repair accreditation program."
Interactive version of the Plant Engineering's Dec. 2014 issue. (See the article on Pages 12-15).