Electrical Apparatus
Featured articles August 2014

  • The EASA Show in photos, featured in the August 2014 Electrical ApparatusTrade shows -    Question of the Show:  Attendees at the EASA convention discuss, "What is more challenging: Hiring, or training?"  
    By Elizabeth Van Ness, EA Associate Publisher, and Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor
    The EASA Show in photos:  Photographs from the trade show floor at the recent convention
    By the Electrical Apparatus staff 
    A rebranded association rolls out an accreditation program: Major developments are unveiled at the annual convention of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association
    By the Electrical Apparatus staff 

  • The final word on efficiency? Energy legislation, featured in the August 2014 Electrical ApparatusEnergy Legislation - Is this finally the final Final Rule? The Dept. of Energy says this is its last word on efficiency, but we’ve heard that tune before
    By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Contributing Editor

  • Accounting - State income tax strategies: How to avoid being tripped up by tax laws that vary from state to state
    By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
  • Machine safety for workers, featured in the August 2014 Electrical ApparatusSafety & Health - Stressing machine safety for workers: Regulatory guidelines to help prevent injuries and the costs that injuries incur
    By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

  • What’s new in engineering apps, featured in the August 2014 Electrical ApparatusFast Forward - App attack: Important engineering tasks can now be performed in the palm of your hand
    By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor

Departments and Columns

  • EASA's Dale Shuter and Linda Raynes, featured in the August 2014 Electrical ApparatusPublisher's Comment  In this issue: Teamwork in Boston ...The 2014 EASA Convention (EASA Meetings & Expositions Manager Dale Shuter and President and CEO Linda Raynes at the 2014 EASA Convention, pictured, left) ... Technical article schedule change ... Correction: We regret that a caption appeared in error (page 54, June 2014 issue of Electrical Apparatus) below a product photo that accompanied the description of what would be shown at Stimple & Ward Co.’s exhibit at the EASA Convention. The correct caption should have been "Reactor coil"...Elsie Dickson

  • Let's Solve Your Problem  In this issue: Why the odd coil grouping?... Joint in rolled end ring: Is it safe?... Double-cage rotors: one end ring or two?... What’s the NESC all about?... What about the arc blast effect?... Will current monitoring prevent starting damage?... Why isn’t PI a good test for random windings?... Edited by the EA staff
  • Associations, societies & government activities  In this issue: ANSI is signatory to Pacific emissions agreement… Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League meets with NEMA to discuss standards… International Electrotechnical Commission renews agreement with Euro-Asian Council for Standardization, Metrology, and Certification… Electric Power Research Institute announces its first greenhouse gas offset, based on validation and verification methodology developed by EPRI and Michigan State University… Results of counterfeit products survey released by the Electrical Safety Foundation International- view complete results at www.esfi.org  … UL opens a new test lab in Shanghai… National Association of Electrical Distributors’ report examines ‘disruptive technologies’ – click here to view  ... Edited by Kevin Jones 
  • Standards  In this issue: National Electrical Manufacturers Association dry-type transformer standard has been reinstated – find Info and download here ... More changes in efficiency test procedures from the International Electrotechnical Commission… American National Standards Institute seeks comment on UL controller standard. Download copy from www.comm-2000.com ; send comments (with copy to psa@ansi.org ) to Mitchell Gold at (847) 664-2850 (Mitchell.Gold@ul.com ). ... Edited by the EA staff 
  • Letters  In this issue: Loss of expertise with d-c machines, from Richard D. Hall, Erie, Pa. ...  
  •  Business briefs   In this issue:  Regal buys drive manufacturer Benshaw… Solomon Corp. acquires Electrical Apparatus Service Co. (EASCO) of Grand Junction, CO …, WEG signs United Nations Global Compact… Grainger to open Northeast distribution center… Nidec to establish motor technology award to encourage the development of motor-related technologies… Houghton Int’l launches redesigned Web site at www.houghton-international.com... Baldor plant marks accident-free milestone- 10 million hours without a losttime accident… India utility Tata Power to use natural esters in transformers… Edited by Kevin Jones
  • Calendar briefs  In every issue and updated on the web. See our Calendar page for current offerings.  
  • Jerry Finnegan,  Gem State Electric Co, featured in the August 2014 Electrical ApparatusReader Profile  In this issue: Jerry Finnegan, owner and president of Gem State Electric Co. in Garden City, Idaho ... 

  • Utilities  In this issue: Wisconsin Energy to acquire Integrys Energy… Texas utility El Paso Electric Co. on track to be coal-free by 2016… Solar installation dedicated at Old Dominion University… By Kevin Jones
  • Shane Franklin of All Test Pro, featured in the August 2014 Electrical Apparatus   Randall Snyder of Ohio Electric Motors, featured in the August 2014 Electrical Apparatus  Baldor's Greg Hewitt, featured in the August 2014 Electrical Apparatus
  • Names & faces  In this issue: All-Test Pro, LLC,’s Shane Franklin… Ohio Electric Motors’ Randall Snyder… Tim Graff of Appleton Group division of Emerson Industrial Automation.. Also from Appleton, Mike Winter has been appointed the 2014 chairman of the National Association of Electrical Distributors… Baldor Electric Co’s Greg Hewitt … Bartlett Bearing Co’s Vic McDevitt, Jr. Edited by Bill O'Leary
  • Product Briefs  In this issue:   Motors & Gearmotors - rolled steel frame motors from WEG Electric Corp. of Atlanta … brushless d-c gearmotors from Bodine Electric … Power Quality - power protection device from ABB-Power Conversion … Power Transmission - ” motor brakes from Force Control Industries … Safety -  impact protection gloves from Magid Glove & Safety of Chicago… Edited by the EA Staff

  • Training Briefs Announcements of workshops, seminars and instructional materials, in every issue and updated on the web. See our Training page for current offerings.  In this issue - Switched reluctance machines - three-day course titled "Design of Switched Reluctance (SR) Machines and Drive Application" Offered by: Advanced MotorTech LLC, 4951 71st Ave. North, Pinellas Park, Fla. 33781-4428; (727) 412-8200; www.advancedmotortech.com  Where and when: Oct. 8-10, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.... Root Cause Failure Analysis - Two-day seminar which will focus on common as well as unusual types of failures Offered by: Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA), 1331 Baur Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63132; (314) 993-2220; www.easa.com  Where and when: Oct. 24-25, 2014 at Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Metro Airport in Romulus, MI ...Professional Sales Training - A two-and-a-half-day course, "The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession" Offered by:  Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA), 1331 Baur Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63132; (314) 993-2220; www.easa.com   Where and when: Nov. 11-13 at the Drury Inn & Suites Dayton North in Dayton, Ohio.... ...Also: The Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) has published How-to-Guide: Establishing Your Company’s Internship Program, which assists industrial distributors and manufacturers in setting up internship programs. Download for free at http://www.industrialcareerspathway.org/Hire/Resources/Internship-Guide.aspx  ...Technical Sales and Consulting adds two product training modules for the electrical industry to its "Training to Go" Series Excerpts at at http://tsandc.com/TTG/MCCB/  for circuit breakers and http://tsandc.com/TTG/Starters for motor starters.
  • Classified Advertising  Equipment, jobs, businesses, business opportunities and services.
  • Cy's Super Service, Motorhead and Generatorhead Comic strips featuring characters from our favorite cartoonists. 
  • Direct and Current In this issue: U.S. industrial production continues to rise ... Manufacturing sector continues expansion... U.S. trade deficit widens slightly... Electroindustry business conditions remain steady... OSHA rules on construction standards and PPE... from The Editors of Electrical Apparatus.

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