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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book
(1956)

Wisconsin state government and business,   pp. [69]-220 PDF (46.6 MB)


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WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK
which they use to check the consumer's electric meter tested to
determine if it is accurate after finding that the amount of elec-
trical energy measured by the meters in some homes has declined
substantively. A manufacturer who has a government contract may
ask that a testing device which he is required to use be checked
for accuracy so that he can be sure his product will be accepted. In
all these cases, and in many others the particular industry or plant
makes the request of the laboratory for help.
   In addition the laboratory receives requests for information from
individuals who have problems concerning electrical equipment. In
these cases, the laboratory makes an effort to refer them to an
agency which can answer their questions. For example, if a farmer
wanted to know if a particular brand of electric fence controller
was approved for sale in Wisconsin, the laboratory would refer
him to the proper section of the Industrial Commission for an
answer. In all cases where a service is rendered, there is a fee.
   A brief summary of the services rendered by the laboratories is
contained in the following chart.
  SERVICES RENDERED BY THE ELECTRICAL STANDARDS
           AND INSTRUMENTATION LABORATORIES
In Cooperation With the Public Service Commission
  Calibration
     Rotating standard watthour meters
     Indicating and recording instruments
     Instrument transformers
     Bridges, potentiometers
     Standard resistances and cells
     Photometric instruments
     Instrument rental services
     Limited instrument repair services
In Cooperation With the State Industrial Commission
  Safety
     Linemen's rubber goods
       Gloves
       Blankets
       Hose
       Insulator hoods
       Grounding equipment, tools
     Electric fence controllers
       Compliance tests
       Code formulation
       Development work
     Appliances
       Safety tests
       Publications relating to use of equipment
Through the Engineering Experiment Station
  Consulting and investigative
     Projects assisting state industries and individuals (Work done
     by staff and faculty)
In Cooperation With the Department of Electrical Engineering
  Teaching and Research
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