December 2009 Electrical Apparatus

December 2009 Electrical Apparatus

Featured Articles

Trade Shows – Have you noticed signs of economic improvement? Attendees at the recent coil winding shows in Nashville and Chicago speak their minds By Elizabeth Van Ness, EA Internet Editor

Motors and Generators – Conservative motor design: What does it mean? And why exceeding standards may not be a good idea With trilingual summary. (Read an online summary) By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Safety and Health – Killer ‘superbugs’ require new emphasis on cleanliness. The consequences of not taking precautions can be dire By Richard B. Elsberry, EA Contributing Editor

Accounting – Preparing for an audit. These days, it’s not just the IRS that may want to pry into your business’s finances By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

Say It Right – What’s that name again? Keeping up with changes in standards nomenclature By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Contributing Editor

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Editor’s Comment As the year ends, we’re optimistic … How the audit process works in these times …Controlling ‘superbugs’ is good business …by Horace B. Barks, Editor and Publisher

Let’s Solve Your Problem Should rotor IR be as high as the stator? …Why no shielding on motor leads? … Why motor and line voltages don’t match … Shims in switchgear bus joints: for what purpose? … Who says there’s no ‘industry standard’? … Is load rating the same for ‘identical’ bearings? …Does uprated motor need new thermostats? …Edited by the EA staff

Letters Putting transformers back into service, from Kenny Kuhn, K-K Electric, Inc., Chanute, Kan. … When rotors don’t run cooler, from Austin Bonnett, Consultant ,Gallatin, Mo.

Trade associations, professional societies and government activities EASA to influence standards making groups such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Canadian Standards Association, the National Fire Protection Association, and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. …The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries applauds climate change provision …American Wind Energy Association praises new federal policy on transmission lines …International Society of Automation plans ISA Automation week for October 2010. (www.isa.org ) …American Society of Safety Engineers’ Central Florida Chapter and Tampa Area Occupational Safety and Health Administration form ergonomics alliance … National Association of Electrical Distributors opens application process for the Jan. 11-22, 2010, Certified Electrical Professional Exam for inside and outside sales people (apply @ www.naed-cep.org ) … Also available from NAED: tools based on “Selling Energy Management Solutions” research study…. Michigan recyclers receive certification from the Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League (PEARL) … ASTM International standards technical committees meet in the Czech Republic … Presentations are solicited for the Wire Processing Expo being held May 12-13, 2010, at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee (Info @ www.electricalwireshow.com)  Edited by Kevin Jones

Business and financial briefs Continental Electric Motors sells its parts and repair division …Moeller North America is now Copperlogic …Konecranes buys Machine Tool Solutions Unlimited of Cincinnati …Hilti opens new facility in Mexico …Littelfuse selects site for technical center …Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosuresearns ISO 9001:2008 certification… New Littlefuse Startco protective relay plant in Canada  Edited by Kevin Jones

EA reader profile – Staying in tune with the market . Bill Merkel, vice president of marketing at DynaMotors, Inc., a Cleveland-based manufacturer of motor and drive technology. By Joseph Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Engineering Education How about that hybrid electrical ride! The Bowling Green State University’s Electric Vehicle Institute (EVI) develops and promotes advanced electrical propulsion technologies … Welding for women: a science and an art – Pamela Olin teaches welding at Harper College in Palatine, Ill. By Joseph Hoff

Web Briefs Online Conversion @ www.onlineconversion.com … Wind Energy Works @ www.windenergyworks.org …PowerStream Technology @ www.powerstream.com …R.A. Mueller, Inc. @ www.ramueller.com … Thomas Blair, P.E. @ http://thomasblairpe.com … Alban Engine Power Systems @ www.albanconsultantscorner.com … Theway Corp. @ www.thewaycorp.com …: AskNumbers.com @ www.asknumbers.com … Electrostatic Solutions Ltd. @ www.static-sol.com … TorqueLeader @ www.torqueleader.com/general.asp?id=3 …Post Glover Resistors @ www.postglover.com …Engineering Fundamentals @ www.efunda.com Edited by the EA staff

Trilingual summary For our international readers, each month one featured topic is presented in French, Spanish and German. In this issue – “Conservative motor design: What does it mean?” : Konservative Motorbauweise – was bedeutet das? … La conception traditionnelle d’un moteur, c’est quoi au juste? … Diseño de motor conservador: ¿Qué significa? (read an online English summary)

Literature Overview of bearing isolators and related shaft seals from Inpro/Seal Co….PC Systems Handbook for Scientists and Engineers from Cyber­Research, Inc. …Predicting service life of PVC-coated conduit brochure from Plasti-Bond (download @ www.plastibond.com …The Pressure Strain and Force Handbook from Omega Engineering, Inc. Edited by the EA staff

Names and Faces Lineal Recruiting Services’ Lisa Lineal …Klein Tools’ Mark P. Klein Edited by Bill O’Leary

Deaths Bradley Child, General Manager at Pennsylvania Electric Coil. Edited by the EA staff

Calendar In every issue and updated on the web. See our Calendar page for current offerings.

International Trade Shows ELE TRADE (International Electronic Components Trade Show) and . Electrotest Japan .. Middle East Electricity, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, United Arab Emirates…The Electricity exhibition in Lviv, Ukraine …Cabex Expo, at the Sokolniki Culture & Exhibition Center in Moscow… Power & Electricity World Africa, in Johannes­burg, South Africa … Electricita Sicura at Padova Fiere in Padova, Italy … Hannover Messe 2010, at the Hannover Fairgrounds in Hannover, Germany Edited by the EA staff

Standards Drive motors and portable generators, Standard for Safety for Portable Engine-Generator Assemblies, and others from Underwriters Laboratories … Surge protection revision withdrawn by The American National Standards Institute Edited by the EA staff

Product Briefs Sealed sleeve bearing system in a family of d-c ventilating fans from Orion Fans… Motors and generators from Bison Gear & Engineering Co … Test instruments from Megger Ltd. Edited by the EA staff.

Direct and Current U.S. transmission/distribution sales are up …China complains over EU anti-dumping duties…Copper prices rise on weak U.S. dollar …India still dominates global outsourcing …Europe looks to triple clean-energy spending …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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