In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, electrical equipment restoration is imperative to recovery
WHEAT RIDGE, CO – Following the impact of Hurricane Harvey, member organizations of the Professional Electrical Apparatus Reconditioning League (PEARL) are available to facilitate immediate remediation solutions through reconditioned electrical equipment allowing for expedited recovery for businesses and utilities. PEARL is a national trade organization comprised of companies that supply quality surplus and reconditioned/remanufactured electrical equipment and apparatus.
“As we’re seeing, a hurricane of Harvey’s magnitude can inflict massive damage on an infrastructure’s electrical equipment,” said Howard Herndon, president of PEARL. “PEARL member companies – many of which are located in Texas and throughout the Gulf States – are always ‘on the ready’ but catastrophic events like this require quick response and immediate service delivering equipment that is reliably up and running and back online as fast as possible. Working with highly trained technicians fortified with safe electrical equipment is crucial to disaster recovery.”
Those in Texas and Louisiana who have been hit by Harvey can access PEARL members through an Internet-based tool called the PEARL Link. This online tool (www.pearl1.org/PEARL-Link), which can be used on mobile devices as well as desktop computers and tablets, connects those in need to local PEARL companies that can deliver a wide variety of electrical equipment from circuit breakers, transformers, and switchgears to fuses, conduits and motor controls.
Using the PEARL Link allows users to describe their issue, the type of equipment they have that needs immediate attention, and their location. PEARL member companies abide by PEARL’s strict reconditioning standards and any electrical apparatus bearing the PEARL seal of approval indicates that a reconditioned device has been fully tested on calibrated test equipment by trained technicians and that it is in compliance with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications.
“People right now need dependable equipment from companies that test, inspect or rebuild,” said Herndon. “PEARL member companies provide safe, reconditioned equipment that can be used to quickly and effectively recover from a disaster, be it equipment failure or electrical outages. For over 20 years, PEARL companies have played a significant role in helping areas devastated by natural disaster, including Hurricane Katrina. The organization is proud of the responsibility it plays in disaster recovery, and unites suppliers to help ensure that trusted equipment can be delivered to a facility in need as quickly as possible.”
For more information about PEARL and its programs, visit: www.pearl1.org.