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Training feature, AWWA ACE conference, Infrared, and NFPA are coming in the July Electrical Apparatus!

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Upcoming Highlights – July Feature Articles

“You’re never too old to learn!”

Our annual training feature by Bill O’Leary will spotlight older individuals who have gone back to school or decided to train for a new job, when circumstances outside of their control caused lay-offs or a factory shutdown. Is learning any different when you’re past the typical age of attending high school or college? Sometimes life throws you curveballs and there’s no shame in training for a second career.

Saving an electricity class

“Class is in session” tells how a community saved one of the few high school electricity programs in the country. Last summer, administrators with Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy high school decided to cancel the program, claiming budgetary concerns and lack of interest. This article relates how the program’s teacher, Latisa Kindred, along with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 134, was able to get the course reinstated for 2014-15 school year — and sheds light on how high school vocational programs have fallen by the wayside and why it’s important to keep them as options for young people.

Progress? The new NFPA standards-making system

A critical look at the NFPA’s new standards-making system
The National Fire Protection Association has introduced, for 2015, an online forum through which future editions of the National Electrical Code will be discussed and revised. The association promises the new process will be faster and easier to navigate than the old one, which was based on filling out and filing paper forms. But can we believe the hype? Engineering Editor Richard Nailen takes a close look at the NFPA’s new online process and discovers many faults.

Reader Profile

John and Robin Massengale, owners of San Antonio, Tex.-based Massengale Armature Works, are the focus of July’s profile by Joseph Hoff. Originally established by John’s father, the company has undergone considerable growth under John and Robin’s direction.

Advertising News

New TRAINING & EDUCATION category in July classified section!

We are excited to announce the addition of the Training and Education category to the classified lineage section of Electrical Apparatus magazine. If your company has an upcoming training event, webinar, or industry education event your message can be shared with readers for as low as $50 an advertisement.
Special offer!  For a limited time, your Training and Education classified advertisement can be as low as $25 per ad an ad in the July or August EA, with a promotional $5 per line rate for these two issues only. For more information on classified advertising call 312-626-2316. More advertising tips on the EA blog advertising page.If you have any questions or are interested in classified or display advertising, call 312-321-9440 or email eamagazine at barks dot com.

Department News

More on the subjects that interest and inform EA readers!

Trade shows:  We’re covering the American Water Works Association annual “Uniting the World of Water” conference in Anaheim, CA. Look for photos in our July issue, with more coverage to come in August. Also in July – coverage and photos of the Electric Power Conference and Exposition, held last April in Chicago.  Accounting: Business partners sometimes face unexpected and potentially traumatic situations that can force them to sell their business under unfavorable terms. In “Co-owner planning with buy-sell,” Contributing Editor William Wiersema explains how a prior plan, also known as a “buy-sell agreement,” can help protect a company against crises of ownership. Say it right: ‘Everyone knows what that means’   Engineering Editor Richard Nailen clarifies some terminology and reminds us never to assume we’re being understood. In the field of rotating electrical machines, there are certain terms whose meanings people disagree about. “Bolted fault,” “active power,” “clean power”—these are some of the phrases that might mean different things to different people, with potentially hazardous consequences. Fast Forward by Bill O’Leary will cover infrared thermographic imaging and how it can help with inspecting motors. Used by many as a condition monitoring technique for electric motors, thermal imagers can detect surface temperature. They can also show if a motor is overworked and about to malfunction. Safety & Health by Joseph Hoff: Those workers who are most at risk for Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) are those whose jobs require them to make the same repeated movements over long periods of time without interruption. Learn how to recognize, prevent, and treat RSI.

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