Electrical Systems

EASA's <i>Recommended Practice</i> re-approved as ANSI standard

Source: EASA

Dec 21, 2010

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved revisions in EASA’s Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical ApparatusThe American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved revisions in EASA’s Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus. Designated as ANSI/EASA AR100-2010, the document is an updated version of ANSI/EASA AR100-2006. The Recommended Practice first received ANSI status (AR100-1998) in February 2000.

ANSI requires that standards be re-approved at least every five years. EASA’s Technical Services Committee proposed 36 changes to the Recommended Practice (ANSI/EASA AR100-2006); the ANSI acceptance group accepted all 36 and added 21 more proposals upon re-balloting. The ANSI acceptance group approved all 57 proposals without any objections. The Technical Services Committee proposals mainly added best practices taken from the EASA/AEMT Rewind Study. The ANSI acceptance group proposals were predominantly editorial.

The ANSI approval process that EASA must follow requires that the document be accepted by a group that presently includes representatives of industry (end users), testing laboratories, government and other standards organizations.