Electrical Apparatus April 2014

Electrical Apparatus April 2014

Featured Articles

Training in the Coast Guard

Training in the Coast Guard, featured in the April 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Training – Ready now, preparing for tomorrow: Why an electrician trained in the Coast Guard might be your next good hire By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Learning about plant reliability at Marcon 2015, featured in the  April 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Learning about plant reliability at Marcon 2015

Conferences – Seeking plant reliability: Tennessee’s Marcon2015 conference promotes collaboration in keeping manufacturing operations running By Jane Powell Campbell, EA Special Correspondent

Milwaukee, venue of the EMCW trade show, featured in the April 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Milwaukee’s Riverwalk is an enticing destination during the spring. —Visit Milwaukee photo

Trade Shows – The art of electrical manufacturing:  The EMCW conference in Milwaukee next month will cover principles and practices of electrical manufacturing By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor   Also – what local EA readers recommend to do and see in Milwaukee: Richard Saber, a shop supervisor at Dietz Electric Co. in Milwaukee, a Harley rider, enjoys visiting the Harley Museum and attending baseball games at Miller Park ….Jon Landgraf, a shop foreman at Milwaukee’s Quality Electric, suggests several restaurants…

Newly repaired motors and pumps await installation or pickup at Sullivan Electric, Lake Worth, Florida, featured in the April 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Newly repaired motors and pumps await installation or pickup at Sullivan Electric & Pump, Lake Worth, Florida

Service & Sales –  A passion for pumps and people at Sullivan Electric & Pump: A full service business flourishes in Florida’s water-dependent economy By Elizabeth Van Ness, EA Publisher

When motors must be replaced, featured in the April 2015 Electrical Apparatus

A spare motor might seem important for a large, critical process drive like this. But a more logical candidate, easily overlooked, is that small motor driving a bearing oil pump or a turning gear, essential to drive operation.

Maintenance – When ‘replace’ is the choice: Several factors to consider when swapping out an old motor.  With trilingual summary – read an online summary  By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Accounting – Modernize your costing: How to collect the data that will help improve efficiency and increase profit By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Online tax legislation, featured in the April 2015 Electrical Apparatus

(Left-right) In 2013, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Peter Sides of the Robert M. Sides Family Music Centers, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) presented the Marketplace Fairness Act at a news conference in the
Dirksen Senate Offi ce Building, Washington, D.C. —Photo by Chip Somodevilla

Fast Forward – All’s fair in Internet and sales tax:  Online-only retailers are not collecting sales tax, and brick-andmortar businesses have banded together to level the playing field.  By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor

Environmental remediation, featured in the April 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Pictured here is a soil-remediation project carried out in response to a leak from an underground storage tank. Remediation can be costly. —Kyle Webb / Dynamic Environmental Services photo

Safety & Health – Sidestepping environmental pitfalls: Some pointers for avoiding the steep costs of environmental remediation.  By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

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Editor’s Comment   In this issue: Out with old, in with the new…Pumping up profits in sunny Florida… Beware of the convention ‘poacher’…Kevin Jones
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue: Full load versus rated load… What does ‘efficiency’mean during starting?… Effect on switchgear of outdoor location… Greasing vertical vs. horizontal bearings… Describing relaycontact operation… Cyclic shift winding vs. interspersed winding…  Edited by the EA staff
Astrid Mozes, chief technology officer of the Hydraulics Group of Eaton, featured in the April 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Astrid Mozes, chief technology officer of the Hydraulics Group of Eaton, honored with a STEP award

Amy Lakin, executive vice president of the supply chain for Fort Smith, Ark., electric motor manufacturer Baldor Electric Co., featured in the April 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Amy Lakin, executive vice president of the supply chain for Fort Smith, Ark., electric motor manufacturer Baldor Electric Co., also won a STEP Ahead award.

Associations, societies & government activities   In this issue: Electrical Apparatus Service Association members praise roving CEO program …Power Transmission Distributors Association kicks off 2015 fundraising for PTDA Foundation …Electric Power Conference + Exhibition is coming to Chicago … AMT–The Association For Manufacturing Technology to hold Distribution Summit next September … ASHRAE HVACR group prepares for its annual conference …The Manufacturing Institute honors women in manufacturing with STEP Ahead achievement awards, including Eaton’s Astrid Mozes and Baldor Electric Co.’s Amy Lakin … Electri International sponsors student competition for student chapters of the National Electrical Contractors Association  … Edited by Kevin Jones

Hydraulic Institute Member of the Year, featured in the April 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Aleks Roudnev (at left in photo), manager of research and design in Applied Hydraulics at Weir Minerals North America, accepted the Hydraulic Institute’s 2014 Member of the Year award from the Hydraulic Institute’s vice president of technical affairs, Mick Cropper.

Weir's slurry pump,featured in the April 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Weir Minerals has introduced a vertical
turbine slurry pump intended to address
the demand for a longer lasting, abrasives
solids-handling vertical turbine pump.

Pumps   In this issue: Ingersoll Rand ARO unit observes 85th anniversary …Colfax Corp. reports year-over-year sales growth …New vertical turbine slurry pump introduced by Weir Minerals Weir Group …Record fourth-quarter sales for Franklin ElectricHydraulic Institute names Weir Minerals; Aleks Roudnev member of the year …SPX is awarded U.K. dairy process contract … SJE-Rhombus hosts customer training event … KSB, Inc. introduces cleaner alternative for waste water pumping … Edited by Kevin Jones

Utilities   In this issue: New Jersey approves Exelon and Pepco merger …PG&E seeks permission to build more EV stations …Virginia utility Dominion Virginia Power is developing several new solar projects… Arizona’s Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station nuclear plant sets production record… Inverter study for Hawaii utility is completed … Edited by Kevin Jones
The Graybar Building in New York City, featured in the April 2015 Electrical Apparatus

The entrance to the Graybar Building in New York City. —Graybar photo

Business Briefs   In this issue: Motion Industries acquires Alaska distributor Oil & Gas Supply Schneider Electric wins supply chain award …Shermco finishes phase of BHP Billiton contract … Graybar returns to historic Manhattan building …Regal Beloit reports year-over-year sales growth …Net quarterly sales are unchanged at Emerson… Edited by Kevin Jones

TECO training program, featured in the April 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Jerry Avey, TECO chief engineer in the service department, describes the company’s VPI tank during a past session of the EPRI motor/generator rewind seminar in Round Rock, Tex. —TECO-Westinghouse photo

Training Briefs   Announcements of workshops, seminars and instructional materials, in every issue and updated on the web. In this issue –  JARSCO Engineering and TECO-Westinghouse offer a motor and generator seminar in Texas at the TECO-Westinghouse facilities in Round Rock, Tex., July 14-17. For more information, contact Jim Oliver by telephone: (951) 735-5239, fax: (951) 735-5239, or e-mail: joliver003@aol.comEaton Corp. offers a two-day power quality seminar, April 28-29 , at the Power Systems Experience Center, 130 Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale, Pa.  .. The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) adds two new online training courses, “Knowledge Share: Grow Your Staff Expertise” and “Boost Profits: Increase Customer Profitability” – see www.naed.org/NLCSMMA-The Motor & Motion Association presents an overview of motors and motion control, “Embracing Change in Our Industry,” on the afternoon of April 29 at the Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando, prior to the SMMA 2015 Spring Management Conference, April 29-May 1 – see www.smma.org …WEG plans several sessions of its “Overall Drives & Controls” automation training classes, June 16-18, Sept. 15-17, and Dec. 8-10, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the WEG Electric Corp. Training Room, 6655 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA – see www.weg.net   …Edited by Bill O’Leary

Grandfather clock restored by Jonah Brown, featured in the April 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Jonah Brown inherited a love of building
and restoring from his grandfather. Pictured
here is a walnut grandfather clock
with a five-chime tube movement that his
grandfather built in the 1970s.
—Jonah Brown photo

Reader Profile  Jonah Brown, a corporate motor engineer employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority of Knoxville, is “The Fix It Man.”

Rick Roop, featured in the April 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Rick Roop, named president of The International Society of Automation (ISA)

Bill Stevens, featured in the April 2015 Electrical Apparatus

Bill Stevens, retiring after 37 years at Motion Industries.

Names and Faces  In this issue: The International Society of Automation (ISA)’s Rick Roop …Motion Industries’ Bill Stevens and Tim Breen By the EA Staff

Bill House, remembered in the April 2015 Electrical Apparatus

William “Bill” House, 86, died Jan. 21. (Undated family photo.)

Deaths  In this issue: William “Bill” House, owner of Industrial Electric Service, Moberly, Mo By the EA Staff

Calendar briefs  In every issue and updated on the web. See our online calendar for current offerings.
Direct and Current  In this issue: U.S. exports support record number of jobs… Bright future for wind power… Non-manufacturing growth in U.S. continues… Manufacturing technology orders decline… Optimism among small businesses increases… The Editors
And, in every issue:  Classified Advertising (Equipment, jobs, businesses for sale, business opportunities and services), Advertising Index, and your favorite cartoons, Motorhead and Generatorhead (illustrated by Mark Ziemann) and Cy’s Super Service (illustrated by James Estes)!
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