August 2013 Electrical Apparatus

August 2013 Electrical Apparatus

Featured Articles

The Smart Grid – The flywheel approach to Smart Grid energy storage: While flywheel technology is promising, more refinement is needed By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Conventions – Hot topics at the Las Vegas EASA Convention: New developments and old maintenance concerns draw crowds at educational sessions By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor, Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor, and Kristine Weller, EA Publisher’s Assistant

Conventions – Question of the show – Have you moved beyond your core business to increase revenue? By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

Codes & Standards – Does the Motor Primer have all the answers? A standard elementary text’s shortcomings and strong points (Read an online summary) By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Safety & Health – Workers and susceptibility to heat illnesses: Learn to treat the most common emergencies resulting from heat By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Contributing Editor

Accounting – Competing through flexibility: How to improve the efficiency— and profitability—of short-run custom manufacturing By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

Fast Forward – Internet expert says, Your Web site needs help: Web site marketing and social media strategies discussed at EASA Show By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor

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Publisher’s Comment In this issue: The EASA Show in print … Coming next month, CWIEME … - Elsie Dickson

Let’s Solve Your Problem In this issue: Is service factor current identifiable? … Why the extra armature coil? … Is bearing life reduced in a hotter motor? … ‘Identical’ motors: are they truly identical? … Is available motor torque dependent on load? … How accurate is nameplate rated amperes? … Edited by the EA staff

Business briefs In this issue: Apex Sealing buys Vermont repair company Like-Nu Electric Motor Repair … Motor makers and NEMA push back against Energy Dept … Schneider addresses Invensys takeover rumors … Toshiba expands Houston control plant … WEG generator going strong after 120 years… Edited by Kevin Jones

Associations, societies & government activities In this issue: Industrial Careers Pathway names the American Supply Association as its newest ICP Alliance Partner, joining NAHAD—the Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution, the ISA Educational Foundation, and the PTDA Foundation… National Association of Electrical Distributors recognizes Tammy Miller, CEO of Border States, as the 2013 Women in Industry Trailblazer… Canadian Conference of the Power Transmission Distributors Association breaks attendance records … Electric Power Research Institute develops analytical tool that assesses the value and cost-effectiveness of energy storage … ASHRAE HVAC conference attracts record audience … New officers installed at Las Vegas EASA Convention … Edited by Kevin Jones

Calendar In every issue and updated on the web. See our Calendar page for current offerings. EA Reader at Ease In this issue: Stephen Zavodny, software developer for Phoenix, Ariz.-based SNTech, Inc …By Josh Hoff

Utilities In this issue: PPL Montana dedicates new 60 MW powerhouse near Great Falls, Montana … Florida Power & Light Co. demolishes I ts 1960’s-era Port Everglades Power Plant in Hollywood, Fla., to make way for a new clean-energy center powered by natural gas… Dominion Virginia Power completes renewable biomass conversion of Altavista Power Station … The Editors

New Books In this issue: …The Quality Toolbox. Second edition, 2005. By N.R. Tague. American Society for Quality … Arc Flash Hazard Analysis and Mitigation. By J.C. Das. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. … Just Enough Electronics to Impress Your Friends and Colleagues. By Bob Zeidman. Zeidman Consulting …Energy Management Handbook. Edited by S. Doty & W.C. Turner. The Fairmont Press, Inc. … -R.L.N.

Say it right In this issue: A shocking experience? The right words to use when describing electrical accidents – The Editors

Names and Faces In this issue: Carmelle Giblin, Jim Pfotenhauer, Troit Freeland and Paul Finnie of Ideal Industries … ABB’s Ulrich Spiesshofer and Joe Hogan … Scott Crump of Stratasys Ltd., honored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) …Advanced MotorTech’s Claire Tucker … PEI-Genesis, Inc’s David Jones and Russel Dorwart … Tom Rudloff of Zeller Technologies Edited by Bill O’Leary

Deaths In this issue: Edwin F. Dunlap, co-founder of Anderson, S.C.-based Darby Electric Co. Edited by Josh Hoff

Anniversaries In this issue: Coil Manufacturing Inc celebrates its 20th year in business By Kristine Weller Standards In this issue: U.S. Department of Energy’s transformer efficiency rule includes changes … National Electrical Manufacturers Association publishes ANSI/NEMA MW 1000-2013, Magnet Wire … Photovoltaic fuse publication is modified by Underwriters Laboratories  The EA Staff

Electrical manager In this issue: Ten ideas for expanding your small business … Engaging your work force by building good morale … Variety is the key to good password protection …The EA Staff

Training Briefs Announcements of workshops, seminars and instructional materials. In this issue – Vibration Analysis- an introduction to performing vibration analysis within a conditioning monitoring program. offered at company’s offices locally and regionally. Alternatively, a customized program can be arranged at a client’s own site. Visit www. skf.com for more information. Offered by SKF USA, Inc., Corporate Center, 890 Forty Foot Rd., P.O. Box 352, Lansdale, Pa. 19446; (267) 436- 6000; www.skfusa.com …Root Cause Analysis -a course that will equip students with root cause analysis techniques and condition monitoring programs to enhance the scope and quality of on-site investigations. Offered at company’s offices locally and regionally. Alternatively, a customized program can be arranged at a client’s own site. Visit www.skf.com for more information. Offered by SKF USA, Inc., Corporate Center, 890 Forty Foot Rd., P.O. Box 352, Lansdale, Pa. 19446; (267) 436- 6000; www.skfusa.com . …Cooling Tower Certification – A three-day course for cooling tower integrators who have experience in installing and repairing cooling tower applications. Aug. 12-14 in Greenville, S.C. Offered by Baldor Electric Co., 5711 R.S. Boreham, Jr. St., P.O. Box 2400, Fort Smith, Ark. 72901; (479) 646-4711; www.baldor.com Edited by Bill O’Leary

Direct and Current In this issue: One economic index slips but stays positive… While another one remains unchanged… Month of manufacturing expansion follows contraction…Sales of EV’s double in first half of 2013… U.S. and E.U. expand standards cooperation … from The Editors of Electrical Apparatus.

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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