EASA’s electric motor repair accreditation program reaches milestone
By Ellen Cools
November 20, 2017 — There are now 105 locations worldwide that have been approved as Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) accredited service centres, as part of the EASA Accreditation Program. Participation in the program is voluntary and not restricted to EASA members.
The program provides assurance to electric motor owners that repairs performed at accredited facilities conform to industry standards and maintain the reliability and efficiency of the repaired motor, EASA says.
The repair standards are contained in the American National Standards Institute approved ANSI/EASA-AR100: Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Equipment.
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.
The program also 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.
An independent third-party audit of a motor repair service provider’s practices assures compliance with these standards.