Lubbock Electric is an EASA Accredited Service Center
Lubbock Electric Co. is an EASA Accredited Service Center for the repair of three-phase, squirrel-cage motors. This certainly sounds impressive, but what does it mean for companies that operate electric motors? The fact of the matter is that how a motor is repaired affects the efficiency, reliability, and operating lifespan of the motor. Lubbock Electric has always maintained the highest standards of electric motor repair, and this accreditation serves as independent, third party verification of that fact.
What is EASA?
The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) is an international trade organization that represents more than 1,800 electromechanical companies in nearly 70 countries. EASA is recognized worldwide as a leading authority on the sales, service, and repair of electromechanical equipment, including electric motors, generators, transformers, drives, pumps, and more. EASA serves the industry by educating its members, publishing a wide range of reference materials, and maintaining the largest database of motor winding data in the world, and promoting the highest standards of performance and ethics in repair. Lubbock Electric has been an active member of this association since 1948.
What is EASA Accreditation?
EASA Accreditation certifies that Lubbock Electric complies with EASA AR100: Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus, the National American Standard for electric motor repair. Research has demonstrated that electric motors repaired in accordance with these practices maintain efficiency and reliability. In other words, the repaired motor will operate as well as a new motor.
EASA Accreditation confirms that Lubbock Electric follows best practices for maintaining motor efficiency and reliability during electrical and mechanical repairs. It also demonstrates that we are cost-effective, trustworthy, and up-to-date with industry standards.
How Does a Motor Repair Company Become Accredited?
The accreditation process begins with an audit checklist and supporting criteria necessary for meeting EASA standards. The requirements cover 23 different categories and more than 70 criteria. Among the requirements are annual calibration of the tools and equipment used in the repair process and extensive repair reporting procedures. To be approved, an electric motor repair company must submit to an independent, third-party audit and prove that they are in compliance with AR100 best practices. After approval, EASA Accreditation must be renewed annually with an internal audit to demonstrate that Lubbock Electric continues to adhere to these standards. Every third year, EASA Accredited companies must submit to an external audit.
Why You Should Choose Our EASA Accredited Service Center
Your motors power the most critical equipment and processes in your plant. If your motors are not operating at peak efficiency, your operational costs will be higher than necessary. What's worse, motor failure can cause costly downtime or damage to your key assets. You can't afford to have your motors repaired at a facility that cuts corners and can't maintain motor efficiency and reliability.
EASA Accreditation assures our customers that Lubbock Electric
✓ Adheres to repair practices that maintain motor efficiency and reliability
✓ Trains all employees according to industry best practices
✓ Maintains detailed repair records
✓ Performs rigorous tests on every repaired motor
✓ Stays up-to-date on industry standards
✓ Follows consistent procedures and process resulting in quality motor repair
✓ Is also committed to excellence in repair practices for equipment not covered by the EASA Accreditation program
Above and Beyond Best Practices
At Lubbock Electric, we take motor repair practices one step further. We maintain several practices that are not required by EASA Accreditation but ensure a high quality repair.
✓ Only the highest grade of insulation (Class H) is used in our rewinds.
Lubbock Electric uses Class H insulation materials exclusively in a motor rewind. Electrial insulation is rated according to NEMA classifications based on the maximum allowable operating temperature. If an electric motor is operated at a higher temperature than its insulation rating allows, its operating life can be reduced dramatically. By using Class H insulation, Lubbock Electric ensures the longest possible operating life for the motor. Some motor manufacturers and repair facilities use lower grade Class F or even Class B insulation, so a remanufactured motor from Lubbock Electric may be superior to a brand new motor!
✓ We apply a second coat of varnish to new windings.
Varnish is applied to motor windings and hardened following a rewind. The varnish treatment serves two purposes: it mechanically secures the coils from movement and protects the winding from contaminants. Most shops apply a single coat of varnish to protect the motor, but Lubbock Electric goes one step further and applies a second coat to motors that exceed 200 HP. We do this as a value-added service that offers extra protection to your motor.