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Electric Motor Maintenance and Troubleshooting, 2nd Edition, 2nd Edition by Augie Hand

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Chapter 8

Test Instruments and Services

Test instruments are vital to electric motor maintenance and troubleshooting. Lost production makes reactive maintenance (“wait until it smokes”) much too costly. Proper application of the right instrument, combined with a good understanding of electric motors, results in quick, accurate decisions.

A reputable organization such as the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA), a worldwide organization of electric motor repair centers, should be consulted before investing in expensive test equipment. An instrument salesperson must be able to show the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) or National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) standards that verify the values, specifications, ...

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