Electrical Apparatus magazine, July 2015

Electrical Apparatus magazine, July 2015

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Action from the Men's Pipe Tapping Competition. -Electrical Apparatus photo by Nicolas Weinstock

Action from the Men’s Pipe Tapping Competition- Electrical Apparatus photo by Nicolas Weinstock

Conventions  - The business of water: Attendees at a water conference in California address serious issues, but also find time for fun  By the EA Staff

– Strength in numbers: Veterans, women, and young professionals count themselves ‘in power’ at Electric Power Expo 2015  By Elizabeth Van Ness, EA Publisher

Latisa Kindred (left) works with a student in Simeon High School's electricity program- a program she and concerned members of the community saved. -Electrical Apparatus photo by Bill O'Leary

Latisa Kindred (left) works with a student in Simeon High School’s electricity program- a program she and concerned members of the community saved. -Electrical Apparatus photo by Bill O’Leary

Training - Class is in session: How a community saved one of the few high school electrical programs left in the country   By Bill O’Leary,  EA Associate Editor

– Never too old to learn: Sometimes life throws you curveballs. Here’s why there is no shame in training for a second career.  By Bill O’Leary,  EA Associate Editor

The National Fire Protection Association's new online forum for commenting on and following revisions to the National Electrical Code is intended to be easier to use than the old paper version. But is it? -Electrical Apparatus photo

The National Fire Protection Association’s new online forum for commenting on and following revisions to the National Electrical Code is intended to be easier to use than the old paper version. But is it? -Electrical Apparatus photo

Codes & Standards  -Is this progress? A critical look at the National Fire Protection Association’s new standards making process  By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor

Avoiding repetitive strain injury. -Next Image Medical/Workwell photo

Avoiding repetitive strain injury -Next Image Medical/Workwell photo

Safety & Health - Recognizing repetitive strain injury…and learning what workers can do to protect against it  By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Accounting – Co-owner planning with buy-sell: How a prior agreement can help protect your company against crises of ownership  By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Electricians use thermal imagers to pinpoint faulty connections and wiring. -FLIR Systems photo

Electricians use thermal imagers to pinpoint faulty connections and wiring. -FLIR Systems photo

Fast Forward- Heat index By using temperature, infrared thermography has become one of the most important methods in preventive maintenance By Bill O’Leary,  EA Associate Editor

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Editor’s Comment  In this issue: Inspirational stories about technical training…Is the NFPA‘s new review process an improvement? … Kevin Jones
Let’s solve your problem  In this issue: Another ambient temperature question…will U.S. efficiencies match those in Europe?…Is maintenance to be safety-related?…How important is V-belt pulley location?…How low a voltage is ‘safe’ for a person to touch?…Are both arresters and capacitors needed? Edited by the EA Staff
Paul Warndorf

Paul Warndorf

Total Harmonic Distortion covers Bachman-Turner Overdrive's

Total Harmonic Distortion covers Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “Takin’ Care of Business” at NAED’s annual meeting. -NAED video

Associations, societies, and government activities In this issue: Governors urge Congress to extend wind energy credits…Results of management survey released by EASA…HVACR professionals to meet in Rosemont, Ill. – www.rses.org…Contractors’ convention to offer Silicon Valley tour – www.necanet.orgAMT‘s Warndorf wins defense industry award…New edition of HVAC handbook is now available – www.ashrae.org/bookstore …Total Harmonic Distortion closes out NAED meeting…Edited by Kevin Jones

Tencarva Machinery of Greensboro, N.C., a provider of pumps and pump services, has opened a branch office facility in Nashville, Tenn., to serve the firm's municipal and industrial customers. The 23,000-square-foot facility, situated on a two-acre site, has two five-ton overhead cranes and seven one-ton capacity, column-mounted jib cranes. The facility also has a training area, an air-filtered clean room for the reassembly of pump bearing frames, and a 15'X24'X8' deep test pit for performance tests on submersible and vertical turbine pumps up to 300 hp. -Tencarva Machinery photo

Tencarva Machinery of Greensboro, N.C., a provider of pumps and pump services, has opened a branch office facility in Nashville, Tenn., to serve the firm’s municipal and industrial customers. The 23,000-square-foot facility, situated on a two-acre site, has two five-ton overhead cranes and seven one-ton capacity, column-mounted jib cranes. The facility also has a training area, an air-filtered clean room for the reassembly of pump bearing frames, and a 15’X24’X8′ deep test pit for performance tests on submersible and vertical turbine pumps up to 300 hp. -Tencarva Machinery photo

Business briefs In this issue: The Gund Co. acquires PressCut IndustriesIES buys Georgia firm…New energy-management system from EmersonSouthwest Electric opening new service center…Grainger employees earn safety certification…Emerson to automate power plant in India…Regal introduces mill drive condition monitoring…Tencarva Machinery opens Nashville facility…Edited by Kevin Jones

KSB's pump app

KSB’s pump app

Pumps  In this issue: Mobile app developed by KSB determines fixed-speed pump efficiency…Grundfos issues warning about a line of its pumps…Clearford Water Systems, Inc. of Ontario joins Illinois-based Aquion, Inc. in water-purification venture…Armstrong Fluid Technology introduces an upgrade kit…ITT Corp. observes Pump Appreciation Day…Colfax Corp. to buy GE blower and compressor line…KBL wins product quality award in India…Grindex observes its seventy-fifth anniversary…CECO Environmental to acquire PMFG of Dallas…Edited by the EA Staff

John and Robin Massengale

John and Robin Massengale

EA Reader Profile In this issue: Learning by observing- with John and Robin Massengale of Massengale Armature Works, Inc., of San Antonio…by Joseph Hoff

Letters In this issue: Terminal box wiring and the National Electrical Code- from Dave Bredhold, C&I Engineering, Louisville, KY…Thanks for the article about municipal trades- from Debbie Lee, Communications & Public Affairs Officer, Office of the City Manager, City of Santa Monica, CA.
Say It Right In this issue: ‘Everyone knows what that means’…Or do they?
Utilities In this issue: Pepco efficiency efforts recognized by White House…Incentive offered for use of cogged V-belts…Just don’t call them ‘smart meters’ – www.consumersenergy.com/smartenergy… Messaging platform for distributed energy systems…Southern Power acquires solar facility…Florida Power & Light conducts hurricane drill…Edited by Kevin Jones
Attendees observe a presentation during last year's HydroVision International conference in Portland, Ore. The event is considered the largest gathering of hydropower professionals in the world. -International Hydropower Association photo

Attendees observe a presentation during last year’s HydroVision International conference in Portland, Ore. The event is considered the largest gathering of hydropower professionals in the world. -International Hydropower Association photo

Calendar briefs In every issue and updated on the web. See our online calendar for current offerings.

The team from Electric Motor Service of Clinton, Inc., that recently completed the Electrical Apparatus Service Association's course on the association's standard, AR100-2010, Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Equipment. -EMS photo

The team from Electric Motor Service of Clinton, Inc., that recently completed the Electrical Apparatus Service Association’s course on the association’s standard, AR100-2010, Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Equipment. -EMS photo

Training briefs In this issue: Industrial Careers Pathway hosts facility tours for young people…EMS employees complete course on electrical repair…EASA releases print-based Vo-Tech curriculum…A toy robot is released to introduce children to STEM…USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering introduces “The Next MacGyver” to inspire diversity among engineers…Edited by Bill O’Leary

Mike Doherty

Mike Doherty

Kathy Mazzarella

Kathy Mazzarella

Names & faces   In this issue: Shermco Industries’ Greg Lado…Mike Doherty of Shermco CanadaBison Gear and Engineering‘s Laurel Novak…Graybar‘s Kathy Mazzarella…Jay Electric‘s Tim Ackerman, Mark McKinney, Joe Lorenzo, and Ronnie Norris…Edited by Bill O’Leary

Direct & current In this issue: Manufacturing technology orders slip in April…European labor costs rise slightly…Canadian manufacturing sales drop in April…Home builder confidence hits yearly high…Manufacturing activity in U.S. continues expansion…Edited by the EA Staff
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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