December 2010 Electrical Apparatus

December 2010 Electrical Apparatus

Featured Articles

Say It Right – Should, shall, or will? Three words, apparently similar, with clearly delineated meanings By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Trade Shows – Two events, two missions: October’s coil and manufacturing conferences offered interesting blends of commerce and education By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Trade Shows – Coil Conversations – What people were talking about at the coil and manufacturing conferences in Dallas and Chicago By Elizabeth Van Ness, EA Internet Editor

Motors and Generators – The top four electric motor misunderstandings: The truth about voltage drop, delta connections, and more. With trilingual summary. (Read an online summary) By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Accounting – Profiting by keeping things simple: How analytical tools can help a business cut unprofitable products and services By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

Safety & Health – Don’t mess with forklifts Why industrial trucks should be treated as machines By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

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Editor’s Comment Turning the corner, month by month …Safety and health is in good hands with Associate Editor Josh Hoff …Coming next month – Index of Articles, National Electrical Code … by Horace B. Barks, Editor and Publisher

Let’s Solve Your Problem Effect of third harmonic on a motor’s performance … Is cast rotor cold shock treatment effective? … Plastic retainers: some pros and cons … Can a 4-pole motor be converted to 2-pole? … Does stator core welding increase iron loss? … Must amortisseur bars also be tightened? Edited by the EA staff

Letters The effect of dirt on motor reliability, from Tamra Fakhoorian, US Algae Supply, Inc., Sedalia, Kentucky … Edited by the EA staff

Trade associations, professional societies and government activities Electrical distributors launch education fundraiser … Standards help apparatus recycler make $300,000 …. New Distributed Wind Energy Association wind energy association formed … IEEE Working Group to plan energy storage … Electrical Apparatus Service Association invites nominations for Exceptional Achievement Service Award … HVACR Training Authority launches contractor classes… The Power Transmission Distributors Association of Chicago … International Electrotechnical Commission launches tool for Smart Grid mapping … Edited by Kevin Jones

Business Briefs Regal Beloit buys into Elco Group BV, a European manufacturer of motors, fans, and blowers with plants in Italy, China, and Brazil … Lincoln buys Russian consumables maker Mezhgosmetiz-Mtsensk OAO … W.W. Grainger buys SafetyCertified, provider of online safety and risk-management products and services … KJ Electric to celebrate 30th anniversary … Financial briefs from Baldor Electric, Emerson and ABB … Bridgeport Fittings appoints new sales representative in Michigan… Ron Bullock, of Bison Gear & Engineering Corp.receives lifetime achievement award from RSM McGladrey managing director Karen Kurek … Nordex USA Wind turbine plant opens in Arkansas … Edited by Kevin Jones

International Trade Shows A choice of venues for the Spring of 2011, in Hannover, Germany, Hong Kong, Shanghai , Birmingham, England, St. Petersburg, Russia, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka Edited by the EA staff

EA Reader at Ease Martin Rigsbee, owner of Pumps, Blowers & Electric Motors LLC, Durham, N.C., is a music man of many talents By Joseph Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Calendar Events from December 2010 through December 2011. See our Calendar page for current offerings.

Engineering Education Certificate program for optical design at UC-Irvine Extension, Engineering Sciences and Information Technology Programs, with Dr. Dave Dimas… New wind turbines forNorth Carolina State’s Solar Center (NCSC) … Aquatic impact of oil spill examined by Johns Hopkins University, collaborating with the National Aquarium Institute in Baltimore and the Sarasota-based Mote Marine Laboratory … By Joseph Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Names and Faces Brian Sroub of GE Lighting…Arteche PQ’s Chuck Gougler .(pictured, above left).. Stan Weaver of Darby Electric … The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s honorees Joel Spira (above, center), John Goodsell, Helen Harris, Frank Kitzantides, Vince Saporita, and Harry Solomon….Rick Grover of Galvan Industries, Inc. Edited by Bill O’Leary

Deaths  Remembering Joseph A. Williams Jr., longtime CEO of Electrolock, Inc. By Josh Hoff

Training Briefs Announcements of workshops, seminars and instructional materials. In this issue – “Induction Machine Design —Taking Theory to Practice.” offered by: Advanced MotorTech LLC, 9117 Park Blvd., Largo, Fla. 33777-4133, (727) 412-8200; … BlueVolt, a Portland, Ore.-based online learning and marketing platform, has partnered with the National Joint Apprentice­ship and Training Committee, the training arm of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association, to enhance NJATC’s online learning university. See Edited by Bill O’Leary

Direct and Current General Electric in China smart grid venture.. Manufacturing technology consumption rises… U.S. wind industry reports slowest quarter since 2007… Non-fatal workplace injuries declined in 2009… 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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