August 2016 Electrical Apparatus

August 2016 Electrical Apparatus

Featured Articles


Water, water everywhere: Pipe-tapping competition caps the American Water Works Association’s annual exposition By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor

Taking the global view: This year’s EASA convention took up global issues By the Electrical Apparatus staff

International trade: Opportunity or threat? That’s what we asked attendees at the recent EASA Convention By the Electrical Apparatus staff

The view from the exhibit floor: Exhibitors at this year’s convention of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association By the Electrical Apparatus staff

Facilities Management Shedding energy costs: How a world-class aquarium saves energy while keeping the water flowing By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor

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Motors & Generators Peas in a pod: Are they really? Two motors you think are identical may, in fact, perform differently. With trilingual summary By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Accounting  S corporation or limited liability company? Learn the benefits and drawbacks of each before choosing one.  By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Safety & Health Steering clear of accidents: Some tips for promoting forklift safety By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor
Fast Forward Hello, may I interest you in a blog? A tour through the engineering blogosphere By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
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Editor’s Comment   In this issue: Looking down the road ahead … The return of our Electrical Manager column …Kevin Jones
Let’s solve your problem Are IEEE 43 insulation resistance limits logical? … Do safety rules apply in residences?… What’s the meaning of ‘double cage’?… Temperature ratings of insulation materials… How necessary are bearing oil rings?… Edited by the EA staff
Know your industry A monthly look at the associations that shape your business world. In this issue: SSPMA: Sump and Sewage Pump Manufacturers Association Founded: 1956 Headquarters: Indianapolis, Ind. Website:
Business briefs Graybar to acquire Missouri distributor Graybar Cape Electrical Supply … Motion Industries breaks ground near Dallas … Dreisilker Electric Motors founder celebrates his 90th birthday … Edited by Kevin Jones
Associations, societies & government activities In this issue:  Bureau of Economic Analysis report links standards with international trade  … U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asserts a need for professional engineers, according to the National Society of Professional Engineers. Per the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, number of licensed engineers in the US doubled between 1978 and 2014 … ASHRAE building systems group wraps up annual convention … Edited by Kevin Jones
Electrical Manager Maximize your meeting of the minds: When is the best time to meet with your staff? Well, it depends…  By Bill O’Leary, Associate Editor
Anniversaries Pittsburgh’s Globe Electric Co. celebrates 85 years of longevity and good corporate citizenship… By Joseph Hoff, EA Associate Editor
Reader Profile  Ralph Ridlehuber, the majority owner and head winder at Peak Industrial Electric LLC, Winnemucca, Nevada … By Joseph Hoff, EA Associate Editor
Pumps  In this issue: Blackmer holds fundraiser for USS Gerald Ford crew… Sulzer signs French nuclear pumping contract with Electricité De France SASJE-Rhombus introduces control panel for residences … Pentair and partners Coca-Cola Co. Ericsson, Medshare, Phillips, Solarkiosk, TIGO Rwanda open ‘Ekocenter’ in Rwanda … A.W. Chesterton pump supplier returns to family management … Edited by the EA staff
Renewable energy In this issue: Renewables to overtake natural gas by the year 2027, according to Bloomberg New Energy FinancePG&E to close Diablo Canyon nuclear plant … U.S. Dept. of Energy invests $15 million to fund algae biofuel tech with Global Algae Innovations, Algenol Biotech LLC, and MicroBio Engineering, Inc., teaming with research teams from Texas A&M University, General Electric, and the National Renewable Energy LaboratoryHawaii Public Utility Commission vetoes merger of NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Edited by Charlie Barks
The Smart Grid Can everything be ‘smart’? Those promising a utopian future are getting carried away with the word ‘smart’ By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Names & faces In this issue: Dorian Alexandrescu and George Whittaker of Russelectric Inc. …The Industrial Supply Association (ISA)’s Jeffrey Hughes… Schneider Electric’s Annette Clayton and Laurent Vernerey… Emco Wheaton Houston’s Hector Ornelas … The U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s appointees to the newly established United States–Mexico Energy Business Council who are also members of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories’ Julian Alzate; R. Craig Breese of Honeywell Mexico, Honeywell International, Inc.; Vernon Murray of Emerson Process Management; and Darryl Wilson,of GE Energy ConnectionsAppleton Group’s Kyle Lednicky and Craig Morris… The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Board of Governors and GE Industrial Solutions’ Stephanie Mains… Edited by Bill O’Leary … Edited by Bill O’Leary
Deaths In this issue:   Fred Cline Jenkins, who served as shop foreman and engineer at Jenkins Electric Co., Charlotte, N.C. … By Josh Hoff
Utilities In this issue: Duke Energy’s bond offering is ‘diverse and inclusive’… Michigan utility Consumers Energy rolls out mobile command centers… Duke Energy‘s Indiana ‘smarter’ grid plan is granted approval by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission… Detroit utility DTE Energy plans to close eight coal-fi red units… Edited by Kevin Jones
Standards In this issue- Comments sought on energy storage standard by the American National Standards Institute… New ‘smart city’ standards are proposed by the International Electrotechnical CommissionEdited by the EA staff
Calendar briefs  In every issue and updated on the web. See our online calendar for current offerings.
Puzzle  In this issue: What’s your unit?  Look for the solution at Editors
Direct and Current  In this issue: ANALOG REINFORCEMENTS discussed in the US Sentate … UP AND RUNNING. Credence Research anticipate rising demand for energy-efficient EMDS… COAL COALITION – political parties have different points of view … THE HEART OF ENGINEERING – a new device assists with heart irregularities… 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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