Quarterly eNewsletter

Issue 4


National Field Services and National Switchgear Implements Green Team as Part of Environmental Initiatives

National Field Services (NFS) and National Switchgear (NSG) have teamed up to initiate an aggressive environmental plan as part of NSG’s 25th anniversary activities this year.

The “Green Team” consists of representatives from each major department in the two companies and includes Doug Powell, CEO of NSG and NFS, who is the initiator of the program. The Green Team will oversee current and future goal implementation.

NICET Testing Update

NICET is pleased to announce that its newest technician certification program, Electrical Power Testing, Levels I, II and III, are now available, with Level IV expected to be released in January 2012. Application forms and procedures can be found at www.nicet.org.


Are You Compliant with NFPA 70E? Be Sure with an Arc Flash Study conducted by NFS

Second in a four-part series on Arc Flash Mitigation

The previous installment in this series on arc flash mitigation explored the importance of using remote racking systems, such as the Saf-T-Rack, to ensure technicians are as far removed from the potential blast zone as possible. Before making the investment to purchase safety equipment, there is something you should do first: hire fully trained professionals to conduct studies of your power system.

National Field Services (NFS) performs a variety of power system studies, including arc flash hazard analysis. These studies are designed to maximize power quality, improve power system performance and reliability, and increase personnel safety.

The Great Green Scheme of Things

Reconditioning aging equipment can be more cost-effective, reduces downtime and has a positive impact on our environment

The news today is filled with stories of companies across all industries throughout the United States launching eco-friendly “green” initiatives. We, here at National Field Services and our sister company, National Switchgear, aren’t just on that bandwagon—we’ve been a driving force and industry leader in repurposed electrical equipment remanufacturing, rebuilding and reconditioning services since 1986.

The term “going green” almost always conjures up images of companywide recycling programs and such. While recycling definitely plays a role of varying degrees in most green initiatives, our efforts reach far beyond a simple recycling program. In fact, with industrial and commercial electrical apparatus that are designed for repair and maintenance—such as disconnects, fuses, relays, circuit breakers, panels, etc.—recycling is not an option because there simply isn’t enough recyclable material available to make the effort cost-effective.