R.M. Clark Automation Division

R.M. Clark Associates, Inc. has expanded and opened a division entitled R.M. Clark Automation. We are pleased to announce that Edward J Wolk has joined us as Vice President-Automation to lead the efforts of our Automation Division which will focus on providing automation and control solutions using Variable Speed Drives, motor controls, and other associated equipment.


We are excited to have Ed join us for this new opportunity. He is a BS-EE graduate from Northeastern University-Boston, MA and has extensive experience in the New England market with VFD’s, controls, PLC’s, SCADA/RTU, harmonic mitigation equipment, surge suppression, and electrical distribution equipment. He previously was Industrial Sales Manager for Rexel-Raynham, MA.


Ed can be reached at ewolk@rmclark.com and (508) 954-3331 (cell). Please join us in welcoming Ed to our team and please share this announcement with others in your organization that should be aware.



IEEE Trade Show – Dallas

We’re attending the IEEE PES T&D trade show in Dallas May 2nd through May 4th and we have discount coupons available for admission to the event.


Many of our principals have booths and exhibits including:  Eaton / Cooper Power,  WEG Transformer,  Park,  CI Agent and more.   This would be a great opportunity to get together with the factory experts and application engineers.   Please contact us for more information.



VP of Sales – Scott Kelly

We are pleased to announce that Scott Kelly has accepted the position of Vice President-Sales for R.M. Clark Associates, Inc. effective March 1, 2016.  Scott has a BS-Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, NY. His successful career in our industry started at the General Electric Co with engineer assignments in Mebane, NC and Plainville, CT and then field sales in Westborough, MA for the construction market.  Scott later joined GE Supply- Stoneham, MA as their Switchgear Sales Team Leader. He is currently New England District Sales Manager for Wesco after previously serving as Branch Manager for them.


Scott’s role will be to help manage our sales efforts and initiatives throughout our entire territory. We look forward very much to Scott joining us on March 1st and taking a leadership role to increase our sales together. He can be reached at (207) 232-6801 (cell) and skelly@rmclark.com. Please joining us in welcoming Scott to this key management leadership position.

Simplify NFPA 101 compliance with Controlled Power Company centralized emergency lighting inverters

Lighted entryways. Boise, Idaho. USA

Simplify NFPA 101 compliance and lower maintenance costs by using our centralized emergency lighting inverters! With NFPA standards now reflecting automatic testing of life safety systems and computer-based reporting of test results, our centralized Emergency Lighting Inverters are being used more now than ever before. All of our standard 90 minute inverters are listed as UL 924 “Emergency Lighting Equipment”, and are NFPA 101 compliant. Each inverter model is easy to install, and many boast of an industry-leading small cabinet footprint!

An Emergency Lighting Inverter is often referred to as a “UPS (Uninterruptible Power System) for emergency lighting”. This description is accurate for each of our emergency lighting inverters, in that they are a true uninterruptible, no-break power supply.

When selecting an emergency lighting inverter (UPS for emergency lighting), it is mandatory that the system is UL 924 listed. UL 924 ensures that the battery backup system has passed several critical discharge and recharge tests which are required for life safety.

Learn more about the “NFPA 101 Life Safety Code”, UL 924 listings, on-line and standby off-line lighting inverter topologies, as well as how our inverters meet (and can exceed!) NFPA 101 … read our ”Egress Lighting Solutions” brochure!

DOE 2016 Transformer Efficiency Requirements

Effective January 1st 2016 most common distribution transformers will need to comply with the new Department of Energy 2016 efficiency requirements (DOE-2016).  Single and three phase distribution transformers (both dry type and liquid filled) with ratings up to 2500 kVA are subject to the new standards.  Both transformer types will need to reduce their losses to be compliant.   Liquid filled transformers are inherently more efficient than their dry type counterparts so dry type transformers are likely to experience a greater impact in design resulting in higher cost and perhaps larger footprint with greater overall weight.  Despite the new ruling,  dry type transformers will still lag behind similar liquid filled designs in overall efficiency.

The burden of compliance with the new DOE-2016 standard is placed on the transformer manufacturer so during 2015 most manufacturers will stop quoting, building and shipping DOE-2010 rated designs and instead will only offer DOE-2016 units.

Please contact RM Clark Associates for additional information to help make the right transformer choice.


Celebrating 20 years in business. 1994 – 2014

Picture1  20 years ago Ron Clark established RM Clark Associates Inc. a technical sales / representative focused on power distribution systems and power quality solutions.   Today RM Clark covers the six New England states and upstate New York serving the power distribution, power quality and automation markets.    The goal of this blog is to provide our loyal customer base with timely updates on new products & services to help meet the needs of their projects.   We appreciate your feedback and thank you for 20 years of support.