Training & Education
EASA launches voluntary, inclusive motor repair accreditation program
By Anthony Capkun
Participation in the EASA accreditation program is voluntary and not restricted to EASA members. The program aims to provide 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 ANSI/EASA AR100 “Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Equipment”.
The accreditation program includes over 70 separate criteria relating to electric motor repair; they address the initial condition assessment of the failed motor and repair of its mechanical components (e.g. shafts, bearings, housing and cooling system). Further, the program addresses the 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.