When you send a motor for repair, you want your equipment to get serviced with environmentally friendly techniques that adhere to industry standards. To achieve this, it’s best to choose a professional service center that promises — and delivers — reliable, efficient, and consistent service quality.
One of the best ways to find the professionals among the amateurs is to choose a company that is accredited by the Electrical Apparatus Service Association, Inc. (EASA). Read more below to find out about EASA accreditation and why it can make a difference.
What is EASA Accreditation?
Based on ANSI/EASA AR100-2010: Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus and The Effect of Repair/Rewinding on Motor Efficiency, EASA accreditation confirms that a service center follows best practices for maintaining motor efficiency and reliability during electrical and mechanical repairs.
EASA accreditation also shows that a service center is cost-effective, trustworthy, and up-to-date with industry standards. All EASA accredited companies must renew their certification every three years to ensure all current standards and procedures are adhered to.
But achieving this accreditation is a lengthy, strict process, and only companies who pass the accreditation criteria and subsequent audit will even be considered.
How a Company Gets EASA Certified
The EASA certification process begins with an audit checklist and supporting criteria necessary for meeting EASA standards.
To be considered, a service center is required to send in an EASA application and registration fee — $300 for EASA members and $1,500 for non-members, paid initially, and then once every three years. Service centers must also perform an internal self-audit and review the accreditation criteria to determine what (if any) corrective measures are needed ahead of the external audit. Candidates will then interview and select and schedule a third-party audit. They must pass this third-party examination before they can be considered for EASA accreditation.
These strict guidelines and extended review process mean that there’s no room for service centers to cut corners or ignore industry standards. Customers can be assured that an EASA accredited service center has passed rigorous tests to ensure reliability and efficiency in all repairs.
Why You Should Choose an EASA Accredited Business
You can’t afford to risk your business performance with inferior repairs to your electrical motors — but that isn’t a concern if the repair center is EASA accredited. By choosing an EASA accredited business, you are assured that your repairs are happening in a service center committed to excellence, backed by high standards, and verified through rigorous testing. With 23 categories and over 70 criteria elements as part of the application process, the EASA accreditation badge is a guarantee of performance and service like no other.
EASA accreditation ensures the service company:
- Uses consistent procedures and processes
- Only performs repairs that will maintain efficiency and reliability
- Trains all employees according to industry best practices
- Minimizes repair costs
- Reduces repetitive repairs
- Works efficiently
- Stays up-to-date on industry standards
EASA accreditation also means a service center will be listed in the EASA registry, which gives customers an easy way of finding companies that consistently use best practices for validated, quality repairs.
Ahead of the Game for 40 Years
Sloan Electric recently renewed their EASA accreditation and has been a member of EASA for over 40 years. In fact, Sloan Electric Corporation’s President, Jerry Gray, currently serves on the EASA’s International Board of Directors and has worked with the agency to meet, develop, and improve industry standards.
With EASA accreditation under their belt, you can trust you’re getting the best industry-approved repair and maintenance on your electric motor from Sloan Electric. Talk to the experts at Sloan Electric to learn more about what it means to be a premier provider of motor, generator, and control services.
For EASA Accreditation program information: https://easa.com/accreditation with free downloads of EASA Standard AR100-2015 and The Effect of Repair/Rewinding on Motor Efficiency.