PEARL has created two distinct sets of electrical standards for servicing various types of electrical equipment. Each set of electrical standards was created for a specific purpose, reviewed by third party engineers, and based on the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) operating and repair manuals, as well as industry accepted best practices, and existing internationally-accepted electrical standards.
PEARL Reconditioning Standards
The first set of standards is referred to as PEARL Reconditioning Standards. Its purpose is to provide inspection, cleaning, reconditioning, testing and documentation instructions that, when followed by trained technicians, will return electrical devices to "as good as new" condition without compromise.
Electrical devices that pass the PEARL Reconditioning Standards are then ready for installation and service and will benefit from extended service life and reliability.
PEARL member companies affix the blue PEARL Reconditioned Seal to electrical equipment that has passed the PEARL Reconditioning Standards.
PEARL Inspect & Test Standards
PEARL Inspect and Test Standards provide inspection, cleaning, testing, and documentation instructions and guidelines that when followed by trained technicians will provide evidence that an electrical device is free of inherent flaws or faults.
It is appropriate to use this standard to confirm the product is a good candidate for full reconditioning. The PEARL Inspect and Test Standard is neither a reconditioning standard, nor does it promise extended service life or improve reliability. It is intended to indicate that the equipment or device in its present state shows no indication of damage and tests satisfactorily to manufacturer or industry operational specifications.
This standard may be used to assess the condition of any product covered in the Inspect and Test standards whether the product is New, Unused, has been in service, or whether it is or is not eligible for standard reconditioning work scope.
For maintenance professionals this standard may serve as a shop or field inspection guideline for material already in service as it may aide in predicting and averting future failures and by calling attention to elements of the equipment or device that fail during testing.
PEARL member companies affix the green PEARL Inspected & Tested Seal to electrical equipment that has passed the PEARL Inspect & Test Standards.