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The Heat Is On!

Noah Bethel | Vice President-Product Development, PdMA Corporation

The Heat Is On

As summer nears, thoughts of extreme heat and humidity start to enter our minds. Heat and humidity are not friends of the electric motor; in fact heat is often cited as the number-one killer of electric motors. Heat within the electric motor can be caused by a variety of sources such as power quality, power circuit, and stator anomalies. Additionally, non-electrical factors such as improper operation and ventilation, and bearings often lead to excessive heat and insulation breakdown. To see more details on the negative effect of heat on your electric motor, visit our YouTube site:

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Noah Bethel Vice President-Product Development, PdMA Corporation

Noah has over twenty-five years of broad operations and electrical systems maintenance experience in industrial, commercial, and military settings ranging from nuclear submarines to world class amusement parks. His experience includes high and low voltage, AC and DC, power generation, power distribution, motors, and motor controllers. Noah is currently in charge of product development for new and existing PdM technology at PdMA Corporation.

Noah is a graduate of the University of the State of New York and the Naval Nuclear Power School and Training Unit. He is a Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional, with field experience in motor circuit analysis, current signature, power analysis, thermography, vibration analysis, oil analysis and ultrasonic testing.