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NETA’s Corporate Alliance Partners are a group of industry-leading companies that have been invited to join forces with the Association to work together toward a common goal: Improve quality, safety, and electrical system reliability. 



“NETA recognizes the work its Corporate Alliance Partners do for NETA companies and for the industry,” says Eric Beckman, PE, President of National Field Services, Inc. and current NETA President. “CAPs are industry-leading companies that have joined forces with NETA to work together toward the common aim of improving quality, safety, and reliability. We are pleased to welcome Raytech USA’s and BCS Switchgear's contributions to making NETA a stronger organization.”

Raytech has built a reputation for designing rugged test equipment for easy operation, precision, and accuracy while obtaining quick results. With Swiss engineering, Raytech continues to manufacture test systems that help to make customers’ jobs safer and more productive. Raytech produces each system with extensive design and testing, along with valued input from its customers, delivering the highest accuracy with repeatable results. 

Raytech’s goal is to produce reliable measuring systems for the power industry worldwide, and innovation is the driving force behind its design concepts. Using Raytech products increases productivity, saving time and money. Test equipment is ready to go right out of the box — just unpack, set up, and start testing with confidence.

“Raytech USA proudly accepted the Corporate Alliance Partner invitation from NETA for 2023. Raytech USA has been promoting NETA since our founding in 1995, and we feel this partnership will help us continue our mission to provide our industry with exceptional test equipment and support,” says Paul Salvato, Raytech’s International Sales Manager. “As the leading test equipment manufacturer, we strive to improve the industry with advanced testing technology just as NETA leads the industry in improving electrical safety and reliability.”

BCS Switchgear provides industry leading breaker and switchgear repair and replacement services in emergency situations, during planned outages, scheduled maintenance, or existing lineup additions. Their full-service shop can keep equipment at its best so that downtime is not an option. When it comes to replacing damaged breakers, components, or switchgear, BCS provides quality service, reliability, and competitive prices. Their commitment is to make each step of the job their highest priority.


This year BCS Switchgear celebrates 25 years of delivering nothing but the best to their customers, exceeding expectations every step along the way.

Bill Hill, Switchgear Manager at BCS Switchgear says, “BCS is eager to become a NETA Corporate Alliance Partner. With our years of experience, we know what the key switchgear challenges are for the testing industry. Through this NETA partnership we have an opportunity to help the NETA organization and its members better understanding the industry’s switchgear needs and meet electrical system service demand.”  



1.  AVO Training Institute

2.  A-Rent Test Equipment

4.  Doble Engineering

5.  ECP Solutions

3.  Group CBS

6.  intellirent

7.  MVA Diagnostics


9.  Protec Equipment Resources

10. URC - Utility Relay Company


Protec Equipment Resources has Launched the Protec Training Center!  

The Protec Training Center is now live! Built and administered by industry veteran Tom Sandri, our SCORM-compliant on-line learning platform provides an avenue to expand knowledge, skills, and career advancement while minimizing cost and time away. With over 100 NETA CTDs and NICET CPDs available, students can use our platform to renew their licensing requirement or prepare for the next NETA level. Companies can use the platform as a workforce development tool, assisting with onboarding as well as offering as a benefit to experienced field technicians.

For more information, watch Tom’s quick video here. NETA members can receive 10% OFF their annual individual subscriptions by using the discount code POWERTEST23 by June 30, 2023.

ECP Solutions

Introducing the Doble F8000 Series of Power System Simulators Available from ECP Solutions.

Doble Engineering Company F-Series instruments set the standard for laboratory-caliber performance and field-proven reliability. The next generation F8000 platform elevates those standards to a whole new level. By providing feature sets that are modular, Doble F8000-Series instruments can be offered in numerous configurations that meet the challenge of unique testing requirements.

At the heart of each F8000-Series instrument is the embedded Command Module. It opens a world of possibilities for secondary injection testing across the numerous instrument configurations of current, voltage and logic I/O modules on the F8000 platform. By design, the Command Module enables comprehensive analog, digital, and hybrid analog-digital test cases driven by Doble Protection Suite™ and Doble RTS™ software.

ECP Solutions offers a wide variety of solutions such as: Equipment Sales, Rentals, Lease, Calibration, On-Demand, Asset Management, Safety Training, and Vendor Managed Solutions. With our extensive inventory, resources, fleet of equipment, highly knowledgeable team, and commitment to keeping your business operating at its best – we’re not just your suppliers, we’re your partners.

To learn more about ECP Solutions, please visit ecpsolutions.com, or call us at (713) 222-9191.


Demystifying Dielectric Frequency Response Test for Proper Moisture Assessment in Oil-Filled Transformers.

By Drew Welton, IEEE Sr., VP of Sales, intellirent, Division of Electro Rent Corp .

Q. Do you rely solely on your transformer’s oil analysis for moisture determination?

Q. Would you be willing to explore more efficient options according to IEEE standards?

DFR testing has been around since the mid-nineties and is a verified method of determining moisture content in the solid insulation of oil filled transformers.

I recall participating in an IEEE event a year or so ago and listening to the opinion of a field service technician who has been testing power transformers for a number of decades. I inquired about how he would perform a moisture analysis for his customer’s oil-filled transformers, and his response was, “In my oil screen analysis that I get from the lab.” I then asked about performing dielectric frequency response (DFR), and he said, “No, I don’t believe in it; I would never perform it unless the customer insisted”. As it turns out, quite a few NETA field technicians don’t have much experience with it or have been flatly told it’s not a proven technology.

A-Rent Test Equipment

New In-Field Calibration Services for High Current Test Sets.

Are your large primary injection (high current) circuit breaker test sets due for calibration?

A-Rent now offers NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) traceable in-field remote calibration for sets like the PI-4000 or PI-6000 from ETI and DDA-6000 or CB-8160 from Megger.

Remote calibration is a cost-effective option that eliminates the hassle and expense of shipping the heavy unit to the lab while minimizing time out of the field. To complete an in-field remote calibration, we’ll ship you a kit with our calibration standards and schedule a remote session with one of our engineers. While your technician energizes and controls the set, our engineer will walk them through the calibration steps and record data via a video call.

A-Rent is always looking for innovative new services to save customers time and money. We’re here for all of your calibration and rental needs from our Chicago and Houston locations. We have the test equipment, technical expertise, and logistics solutions to support all nationwide projects.

Reach out to 630.748.8900 (IL) / 713.564.8900 (TX), www.a-rent.com or sales@a-rent.com

Group CBS

Empowering the Electrical Industry.

Group CBS is your single source for all low- and medium-voltage power distribution products and services. Our businesses provide everything you need to keep your facility running efficiently, from circuit breaker sales and service to electrical testing and maintenance, remote racking and switching solutions, vacuum interrupters, and vacuum interrupter test sets.

With the shop services of Circuit Breaker Sales, the engineering expertise of CBS ArcSafe and Vacuum Interrupters, and the field service capabilities of CBS Field Services, Group CBS is one group with one goal in mind: providing the best solutions, products, and services to the electrical distribution industry.

Contact us for all your electrical apparatus sales, service, and engineering needs.

Doble Engineering

“Is it safe?” Asset Management and Monitoring Technology at Doble Engineering.

By Tony McGrail, Solutions Director: Asset Management and Monitoring Technology at Doble Engineering

There is always pressure to re-energize a power transformer after a fault trips it out – but to do so comes with risks that need to be understood and addressed.

When primary station equipment trips out, it is often the substation maintenance engineers who must review the situation, get the data needed to make an informed decision, and then ‘make the call’. There is often ‘pressure’ to re-energize a large power transformer after a fault, especially when the cause of the fault is ‘clearly’ evident. In the story here, taken from a technical paper presented at the Doble Client Conference in 2012 by Mike Wolf of National Grid USA (now at First Energy), two faults occurred in quick succession, tripping a large power transformer on a site where construction work was being undertaken to expand the station with the transformer adjacent to the site access road.

AVO Training Institute

Electrical Training – Hands-on, Virtual (Live & Instructor-Led), or Onsite.

For 60 years, AVO Training Institute remains a global leader in Electrical Safety & Electrical Maintenance Training & Certifications. Our electrical training is hands-on, virtual (live & instructor-led) or onsite at your location, anywhere in the world. AVO empowers electrical professionals to do their work safely and effectively, offering:

  • Substation
  • Solar Systems Safety, NEC & Battery Storage; Wind Generation
  • Overhead Contact Systems
  • Circuit Breaker & Protective Relay Maintenance
  • Cable, Fiber Optic & Infrared Thermography
  • Electrical Safety for Utilities & Industrial Electrical Safety
  • Electrical Safety for Facilities

ONSITE & CUSTOM courses, worldwide. Since 1963.

AVOtraining.com | 1-877-594-3156


TESTERS PARIDISE, Excellence Through Education

Tired of being hot and sweaty while testing? Come to the OMICRON Academy in Houston, where you can practice all your tests in the comfort of air conditioning. It’s a Tester’s Paradise.

It’s no mirage! We have a state-of-the-art indoor substation with various apparatus to perform hands-on testing, including transformers, circuit breakers, protective relays, a PD testing area, and our recently installed distribution automation wall. Our instructors also use this playground for our virtual training courses.

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NETA is an association of leading electrical testing companies comprised of visionaries committed to advancing the industry standards for power system installation and maintenance to ensure the highest level of reliability and safety.

Learn more at netaworld.org

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