January 2018 Electrical Apparatus

January 2018 Electrical Apparatus

Featured Articles

Change  Spare some change? How change has been accepted—or resisted—in the electrical industry By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor
HVAC/R   More than motors: HVAC/R: Exploring fields of expertise for electromechanical serviceprofessionals looking to expand By the Electrical Apparatus staff
Plant Life     More than an assembly line: All work and no play makes the plant a dull place By Selena Cotte, EA Assistant Editor
Electrical Departments     The fix is in: On-site repair has always been important, but times are changing By Pan Demetrakakes, EA Special Correspondent
Motors and Generators     Cool it! Motor ventilation requirements vary by motor type; here are the major ones  With trilingual summary
Index of Articles     Annual five-year index of articles: Listing major articles that have appeared in EA over the past five years By the Electrical Apparatus staff
Accounting  New accounting rules: Big changes are afoot in the way companies’ finances are evaluated under generally accepted accounting principles By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Conventions & Trade Shows  HVAC/R expo to blow into the Windy City: The AHR Expo will bring together thousands of specialists to Chicago’s McCormick Place By the Electrical Apparatus staff 
Electrical Manager Coping with change: Change happens often in the workplace. Here’s how to deal with it. By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
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The editor’s comment It’s a new year, and change is in the air By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

Let’s solve your problem Premium efficiency, “proper” maintenance, and the meaning of “footless”
Business briefs  News from ABB, Houghton International, Regal, and Toshiba  Edited by Kevin Jones
Associations, societies & government activities Workplace injuries drop, but further improvement is urged
Calendar briefs DistribuTECH, the AHR Expo, the EASA Convention, and more
Utilities ’Twas the season for utility employees to volunteer
Pumps Pump suppliers face challenges in the Middle East
Say it right No widely accepted definition exists for the term “high voltage”
Training briefs  Educational courses from the Hydraulic Institute and Amatrol
Renewable energy News of energy storage, and a recent climate summit
EA reader profile How Enrique Cortes of San Juan has dealt with Hurricane Maria
Fast forward Before digitizing everything, ask yourself how much is enough
Names & faces Recent appointments at Nidec, Huffman Engineering, and Jay Industrial
New books The broader meaning of the electric power grid
Puzzle A crossword puzzle based on EA’s November and December issues
Direct and Current   The latest about e-waste, Nidec EV motors, and layoffs at GE
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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