PEARL offers training sessions at electrical safety conference

The Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League (PEARL), based in Aurora, Colo., is offering two days of classroom and hands-on electrical training at its 15th annual Electrical Safety, Reliability, and Sustainability Conference & Exhibition, May 5-7 at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pa. The training sessions will cover medium-voltage contactors and low-voltage circuit breaker testing.

For the medium-voltage contactors track, technicians will learn the principles of testing and construction of the contactors for air, vacuum and oil. Each technician will learn 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.

The low-voltage circuit breakers track teaches technicians the principles of testing these breakers, what each test is doing, and how to interpret the test results. Technicians will learn 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.

Shermco Industries will deliver classroom electrical training on day one, May 6, at the hotel, while Voyten Electric & Electronics, Inc. will provide hands-on learning on day two, May 7 at  The Motor Control Center facilities in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Interested attendees and exhibitors should contact the PEARL office at (877) 287-3275, e-mail pearl@pearl1.org, or visit www.Pearl1.org.

-Bill O’Leary

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