Electrical Technicians Can Improve Skills at Two-Day, Two-Track Training Sessions During PEARL’S Electrical Safety, Reliability and Sustainability Conference & Exhibition

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Attendees can choose between medium-voltage contactors and low-voltage circuit breaker testing during two days of classroom and hands-on training at the conference, May 5-7, 2012, at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh.

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Electrical technicians can take advantage of training for medium-voltage contactors and low-voltage circuit breaker testing during two days of classroom and hands-on electrical training at PEARL’s 15th annual Electrical Safety, Reliability and Sustainability Conference & Exhibition, May 5-7, 2012, at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.

In one track, technicians will learn the principles of testing and construction of medium-voltage contactors – air, vacuum, and oil. Each technician will gain knowledge on how contactors interrupt and dissipate an arc, control circuits, interlocks, starter configurations, PEARL testing methods, and how to reference the appropriate tables for test values. During the hands-on electrical training segment, technicians will test contactors using the industry’s latest test equipment, performing a range of tests: insulation resistance (AC and DC hipot), contact resistance, timing and operational test to confirm the equipment’s performance and perform manufacturers’ adjustments.

The other track teaches technicians the principles of testing low-voltage circuit breakers, what each test is doing, and how to interpret the test results. Each technician will gain knowledge on how to read circuit breaker curves, calculate test currents, understand how each piece of test equipment works, and how to reference the PEARL testing methods and tables for the appropriate equipment. During the hands-on electrical training segment, technicians will test circuit breakers using the industry’s latest test equipment, performing a range of tests: insulation resistance, contact resistance, timing, over current injection, and operational test to confirm the equipment’s performance.

Experienced technicians from PEARL members Shermco Industries (Irving, TX) and Voyten Electric & Electronics, Inc. (Franklin, PA) will provide the instruction during the two-track, two-day electrical training program. Shermco Industries will deliver classroom electrical training on day one, May 6, at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel, while Voyten Electric & Electronics Inc. will provide hands-on learning on day two, May 7, at The Motor Control Center (Pittsburgh, PA) facilities. Instructors will train attending technicians on equipment-specific defects and trouble areas commonly found in service-aged equipment.

In conjunction with the dual-track electrical training course, the conference offers attendees two days of industry presentations for business leaders and management. Presentations run all day Sunday and Monday, and include presentations on arc flash, electrical safety, circuit breaker conversions, switchgear life extension, the latest electrical reconditioning standards, best business practices and much more.

Interested attendees and exhibitors should contact the PEARL office at (877) 287-3275, send an email to pearl(at)pearl1(dot)org or visit http://www.Pearl1.org. Corporations that join PEARL within 30 days of the end of the conference will have up to 100% of their conference registration fee applied towards their first year's PEARL membership.

ABOUT PEARL
Founded in 1997, the Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League (PEARL) creates, collects, and disseminates information, policies, procedures, and standards to ensure the proper recycling and reuse of electrical power equipment. Its 70+ corporate members must meet strict technical, safety, and operational requirements.

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