The 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.