Medium-Voltage Cable Installation Issues

Mose Ramieh, CBS Field Services Columns, In the Field, Winter 2022 Columns

Properly installed and maintained medium-voltage cable is highly reliable, and when properly installed, there is little or no maintenance to be performed. Yes, you should keep the terminations clean, and yes, you can perform a periodic VLF with tan delta or partial discharge test to trend degradation over the years. However, in my experience, the No. 1 reason cables fail …

ANSI/NETA Standards Update

NETA World Staff Fall 2022 Specifications & Standards, Specifications & Standards

ANSI/NETA MTS–2019 REVISION IN PROCESS A standards revision is in process for ANSI/NETA–2019, Standard for Maintenance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems to be released in March of 2023. The BSR-8 was filed with the American National Standard Institute on June 28, 2022 notifying ANSI of the future initial ballot and public comment period. The initial ballot was …

NETA Welcomes ARM CAMCO as New NETA Accredited Company

NETA World Staff Fall 2022 NETA News, NETA News

ARM CAMCO, LLC (CAMCO), an industry leader in the repair, testing, and field servicing of electrical system components, is pleased to have achieved NETA certification.     NETA maintains a comprehensive accreditation process that certifies companies as well as individual technicians to assure consumers of the qualifications of the company as well as the credentials of the individual technician. NETA …

Advancements in the Industry: Who Is Qualified and Who Isn’t When It Comes to Electrical Safety?

Thomas D. Sandri, Protec Equipment Resources CAP Corner, Fall 2022 CAP Corner

Electricity is a powerful force that can cause serious injury and death. When it comes to electrical job tasks, it only takes an instant to turn a momentary mistake into a life-altering event or even fatality. Therefore, qualified electrical workers must understand the hazards presented by exposed energized parts and know how to protect themselves using safe electrical work practices.  …

CAP Spotlight: ECP Solutions: Our Innovation, Your Solution

NETA World Staff CAP Corner, Fall 2022 CAP Corner

NETA’s Corporate Alliance Partners (CAPs) are a group of industry-leading companies that have joined forces with NETA to work together toward a common aim: improving quality, safety, and electrical system reliability. Here, our continuing CAP Spotlight series highlights the individual successes of these companies with an interview with Chris King, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at ECP Solutions. NW: Please briefly …

The Impact of Electric Vehicles on the Electrical Testing Industry

Eric Beckman, National Field Services, NETA President Columns, Fall 2022 Columns, President's Desk

Hopefully, everyone had a safe and enjoyable summer. I know I’m looking forward to cooler temperatures as it’s been a very hot summer across the South. As the world starts to adapt and the production and use of electric vehicles increases, the impact on the electrical infrastructure is drastic. Charging stations, load demand, and power-grid impact and maintenance requirements are …

Leif Hoegberg: Focus on Safety

NETA World Staff Insights & Inspiration, Fall 2022 Insights & Inspiration

More than 38 years into his career at Electrical Reliability Services (ERS), Level 4 NETA Certified Technician Leif Hoegberg stresses the importance of working safely so that everyone goes home to their families at the end of the day. Currently the Director of Engineering and Technical Support at ERS, Hoegberg has more than 40 years of electrical engineering, operations, and …

Asset Management — Maximizing ROI

Cody Richards, Protec Equipment Resources Fall 2022 Industry Topics, Industry Topics

Our customers in the NETA community reach out to us with two problems: people and assets. There are just not enough people and technicians to fill the demand in our industry. We consistently work on the people problem with our customers, but the other problem — assets — tends to get put on the back burner.  Assets and inventory are …

Assessing Transformer Condition

Simon Sutton, Lance Lewand, and Andy Davies, Doble Engineering Company Fall 2022 Industry Topics, Industry Topics

Transformers are subjected to electrical, thermal, and chemical stresses during their operational life that degrade the insulating oil and solid insulation, cause corrosion and oxidation, and create the conditions for incipient faults to develop, which may ultimately shorten the life of the asset. These ageing processes are necessarily considered during the transformer design phase. However, degradation that occurs faster than …

76 CSA Z463: 2021 — Year 2

Terry Becker, TW Becker Electrical Safety Consulting Inc. Fall 2022 Industry Topics, Industry Topics

This is year two for the fifth edition of the CSA Z462, Workplace electrical safety Standard. Are you aware of the changes and updates that could impact your electrical safety program? Have you provided arc flash and shock training to your qualified persons on the new edition? Do you still have questions that need clarification?  We marked the first anniversary …