ANSI/NETA Standards Update

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

ANSI/NETA ETT–2022 REVISION COMPLETED ANSI/NETA ETT, Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians, has completed an American National Standard revision process. ANSI administrative approval was granted January 7, 2022. The new edition will be released in March 2022 and supersedes the 2018 edition. ANSI/NETA ETT establishes minimum requirements for qualifications, certification, training, and experience for the electrical testing technician. It …

In Memoriam — Charles K. Blizard Sr. — August 4, 1939 – September 29, 2021

NETA World Staff NETA News, Spring 2022 NETA News

On September 29, 2021, NETA and the electrical testing industry had to say goodbye to a giant, Charles K. Blizard Sr. — Charlie to his friends — who left a legacy of lives and careers he touched, an industry he helped mold, and the indelible mark he made on this association. In marking Charlie’s retirement in 2008, former NETA Director …

NETA Meets with Military Service Members

NETA World Staff NETA News, Spring 2022 NETA News

NETA representatives recently met with military service members to provide insight to service members on the benefits provided by being part of the NAMO program. Ken Bassett presented to members of the 249th Engineer Battalion, Charlie Company at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in August 2021. Ron Widup and Earl Wilcox presented to soldiers in the 249th Battalion’s Bravo Company at Fort …

New Product Forum

NETA World Staff NETA News, Spring 2022 NETA News

CHK POWER QUALITY www.chkpowerquality.com.au Miro PQ45-1k Power Quality Logger and Analyzer Measures up to 1,000 V ACRMS. Ideal for the renewable energy sector, where output voltages are typically higher than 600 V, e.g., typical wind turbine generator output is 690 V The ideal instrument for all your power quality analysis, compliance checks, voltage investigations, and asset monitoring One-touch auto-generation of …

Alpha Relay and Protection Testing Recognized as NETA Accredited Company

NETA World Staff NETA News, Spring 2022 NETA News

Alpha Relay and Protection Testing LLC, based in Billings, Montana, and providing services nationwide, is proud to be recognized as a NETA Accredited Company. Founded in 2017 on the principles of integrity and customer advocacy, we at Alpha constantly strive to provide the best technical and engineering services for our clients. Providing a wide range of NETA services, Alpha specializes …

NETA Welcomes New Accredited Company — Blue Runner Switchgear Testing

NETA World Staff NETA News, Spring 2022 NETA News

Blue Runner Switchgear is a full-service electrical testing company located in Destin, Florida. We offer a full line of electrical testing and switchgear preventive maintenance services for a variety of industries, including industrial, medical, utilities, and commercial centers across Florida, Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. One of the most overlooked areas in equipment reliability programs is …

VISTAM, Inc. Recognized as New NETA Accredited Company

NETA World Staff NETA News, Spring 2022 NETA News

VISTAM, Inc. is very proud to announce that it is now a NETA Accredited Company. We share the association’s dedication to quality, safe work practices, and standards for the betterment of the industry. We look forward toward a bright future by striving for continued excellence and expanding our electrical expertise in maintenance and testing of electrical power distribution systems. VISTAM, …

CAP Spotlight MVA: Synonymous with Transformer Services

NETA World Staff CAP Corner, Spring 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. Our continuing CAP Spotlight series highlights some of their individual successes as NETA World interviews MVA President Scott Reed. NW: What do people think when they hear of MVA? …

Kevin Chilton: ‘Training Covers Everything’

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

As General Manager of A&F Electrical Testing, Inc., New York’s only independent testing company, Kevin Chilton has built a career specializing in acceptance and maintenance testing to NETA specifications. Rounding the home stretch on a 35-year career, this Level 4 NETA Certified Technician shares lessons and advice for the next generation of electrical testing professionals. NW: How did you find …

Luke Leifeste: When Troubleshooting Is Mission-Critical

NETA World Staff Winter 2021 Insights & Inspiration, Insights & Inspiration

Chief Petty Officer Luke Leifeste is a MUSE Technician (Mobility Utility Support Equipment) deployed by the U.S. Navy to create, secure, and repair electrical power supply systems in Africa. With nearly 18 years in the military, he says the intrigue of troubleshooting in the field keeps him inspired for the next challenge. NW: How would you describe the nature of …