Electrical Apparatus March 2019

Electrical Apparatus March 2019

Associations, Conventions & Trade Shows

  • Get smart! Machine intelligence and connectivity were central themes at this year’s Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Expo in Atlanta By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
  • Something for everyone at Automate 2019: The wide-ranging event, taking place in Chicago next month, is North America’s broadest automation conference By Selena Cotte, EA Associate Editor
Electric Vehicles Charge ’er up! Charging stations are a critical part of the infrastructure needed for electric vehicles to gain critical commercial mass By David Miller, EA Special Correspondent
Facility Management Beer’s on us! A special Electrical Apparatus report about craft brewers By the Electrical Apparatus staff
Motors & Generators  How clear is your crystal ball? The difficulty of predicting a rotating machine’s future performance, With trilingual summary By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
More Than Accounting  U.S. sales taxes in a new age: Navigating the bewildering array of taxes that apply from state to state By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
The Smart Grid Peas in a pod? Too many assumptions about the Smart Grid are based on the belief that all consumers are alike By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Plant Life  Guess who’s back in town? Rather than declining as predicted, manufacturing in the U.S. has seen strong growth By Selena Cotte, EA Associate Editor
Safety & Health  Solar Safety 101: A few pointers for working safely around solar arrays By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor
Electrical Manager  Emotional balancing act: Dealing with your emotions in the workplace can help everyone be more productive By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
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Departments and Columns

The editor’s comment In this issue: The breadth of an industry in transition - Kevin Jones  
Let’s solve your problem Answers to questions about voltage, current, and efficiency In this issue: Effect of enclosing drum on a TEFC motor … FLC versus FLA … Voltage drop is not so simple … Efficiency of copper vs. aluminum rotor bars … Class B insulation and Design B motors … To choose a fuse or a circuit breaker?
Know your industry  United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the U.S. and Canada (or simply, “the UA”) –  Matt Raebel 
Letters Memories of Olsun Electrics, from Adolfo F. Ponce de Leon, P.E. AP de L Engineering and Consulting Atlanta, Ga. …  Renewable energy forecasts,  from Paul Wiseman Production Manager Jay Industrial Repair Birmingham, Ala.
Associations, societies & government activities Who’s who among the industry’s charitable foundations -… ASME Foundation … NAED Education & Research Foundation … ASHRAE Foundation … RSES Educational Foundation … IFMA Foundation … Rees Scholarship Foundation
Utilities How electric utilities dealt with January’s brutal cold —Kevin Jones
Renewables New Vesta platform; Florida P&L solar; Winter Olympics – Charlie Barks
Pumps How the IIoT is pushing pumps beyond mere intelligence – Kevin Jones 
OEMs on the move Keystone workers walk out and Bridgestone plans a new plant – Selena Cotte
Business Mixed financial results for electrical manufacturers – Kevin Jones
Training Training in preventative maintenance and machine diagnostics from All-Test Pro, Integrated Power Services, and The Snell Group – Matt Raebel 
Calendar Upcoming events on wind, automation, and electrical manufacturing
Names & faces Personnel changes at Natural Power, Dyson, and Circuit Breaker Sales -  Bill O’Leary
Deaths Remembering Denver Electric Motor’s Andy Atkins
EA newsmaker profile Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code – Selena Cotte
Speaking of . . . Candy lovers were heartbroken when Necco ceased operations - Selena Cotte
EMBR update New information from our annual directory and buyer’s guide – Kristine Weller
Puzzle  In this issue: A crossword puzzle based on EA’s January and February issues … Myles Mellor
Direct and Current  Aurora tragedy; analyzing wastewater - 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 John D’Acunto) and Cy’s Super Service (illustrated by James Estes)!
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