Electrical Apparatus August 2018

Electrical Apparatus August 2018

Featured Articles

Water Management

  • Staying in the flow: Water and wastewater plants have to run constantly but often struggle with the costs of preventive maintenance and replacement By Pan Demetrakakes, EA Special Correspondent
  • Hydrate, regenerate, educate: Get ready for WEFTEC 2018, coming to New Orleans next month By Matt Raebel, EA Contributor
  • Wastewater 101: The basics — What the service industry needs to know about wastewater technology By the Electrical Apparatus staff
Electrical Service Companies  A patriarch’s vision fulfilled: How Flanders of Evansville, Ind., became an international presence By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor
Codes & Standards  Work in progress: How can we keep up with the constant revisions of the NEC? With trilingual summary By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
More Than Accounting Do costing standards help or hurt? To use standard costing, you first need to understand its limitations By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Conventions & Trade Shows

  • Picturing EASA: Photos from last June’s convention of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association By the Electrical Apparatus staff
  • What was hot at EASA: Popular sessions covered accreditation, pumps, and selling a business By the Electrical Apparatus staff
Safety & Health The great safety debate: Specialists argue over two competing approaches to workplace safety By Matt Raebel, EA Contributor
Electrical Manager Strategic flexibility :Taking risks is the key to growth, but risks should be well-informed By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
Plant Life Upward mobility in manufacturing: The prospects for advancement may be brighter than you think By Selena Cotte, EA Assistant Editor
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Departments and Columns

Editor’s Comment   In this issue: EA writers dive deeply into wastewater—figuratively speaking  …Kevin Jones
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue:  Advice about fans, lamination, grease, and bus bars .. Edited by the EA staff
Associations, societies & government activities    In this issue: Pump group establishes a training partner program … Edited by Kevin Jones 
Business briefs  In this issue: Motortronics acquires a U.K. soft-start manufacturer  … Edited by Kevin Jones
Calendar briefs Upcoming meetings on manufacturing, pumps, wind, contracting … Edited by Bill O’Leary
Renewable energy Ontario nixes renewables, and cows contribute to conservation…EA staff
Know Your Industry   In this issue: Meet the National Association of Wastewater Technicians .… by Charlie Barks
Pumps A snapshot of the European pump market  By Kevin Jones
Training Briefs   In this issue: Training programs from PEARL, ABB, and NTT Training Edited by Bill O’Leary
The Smart Grid Questions about the effectiveness of advanced metering infrastructure By Richard Nailen
Utilities  Tax cuts elicit a range of responses from utilities… Edited by Kevin Jones
New books An optimist’s view of the Smart Grid … by the EA staff
Standards   In this issue: New standards on cable installation and synchronous motors  …By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
OEMs on the move  Plants opening, closing, and expanding around the U.S …  Edited by Selena Cotte
Names & faces In this issue: Executive changes at Emerson’s automation business.. Edited by Bill O’Leary
Deaths Elliot Benjamin Powers and George Willy Owens Edited by Bill O’Leary
EA reader profile How David Putman put his Navy training to work in electronics … by Selena Cotte
Puzzle  In this issue: Word Search: Renewable acquaintances … The Editors
Direct and Current  In this issue: Acme Tools, a solar doghouse, smart outlets … by Charlie Barks
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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