November 2010 Electrical Apparatus

November 2010 Electrical Apparatus

Featured Articles

Codes & Standards – The arc flash project: What’s the latest? Can two associations reach a consensus in the interest of safety? By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

EA Reader Profile – Sweat equity: How Denise and J.D. McGlone, owner of Arkansas Missouri Oklahoma (AMO) Motor Service, have increased their company’s value. By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Service & Sales Companies – Four generations and still in the family: How a family-run service operation has kept up with the times By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Circuits & Circuitry – Fuses: An old technology with some new twists. With trilingual summary. Read an online summary. By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Accounting – To make or to buy? Don’t assume that outsourcing will save you money. By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

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Editor’s Comment Family-owned shops that have sold and serviced industrial electric equipment for generations … An update on arc flash: the IEEE/NFPA Project … Coming up – Coil winding and manufacturing reports, the December EA and the 2011 edition of our annual directory/buyers’ guide, the ElectroMechanical Bench Reference, popularly known as the “EMBR” by Horace B. Barks, Editor and Publisher

Let’s Solve Your Problem Vibration testing—on rigid or flexible base? … What color code for conductors? … Question about contact closing in d-c breakers … Is current unbalance a problem at no load? … What determines spacing of variable vent ducts?… Motor insulation life: What’s to be expected?… Where to find heat loss data to plan room cooling … Is motor surge protection dependent upon motor size? Edited by the EA staff

Trade associations, professional societies and government activities International Electrotechnical Commission of Geneva calls for global task force to coordinate technology-based energy efficiency initiatives … Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League promotes re-use’s environmental benefits… Institution of Engineering and Technology joins the Automation Federation… EASA chairman Sandi Howlett’s thoughts on leadership … Students from the Milwaukee School of Engineering take top honors in Green Energy Challenge, sponsored by the National Electrical Contractors Association… American National Standards Institute considers electric vehicle standards at event held on behalf of Battelle Energy Alliance, the operator of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory … Members of the lamp section of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association agree to CFL mercury cap … ASTM International announces award winner Richard Nester, general manager of quality assurance and customer service at Wheeling-Nisshin, Inc. … New York-based American Society of Mechanical Engineers and ASME-Innovative Technologies Institute LLC announce new standard to identify, analyze, and address risks on college and university campuses…. Tool from the Power Transmission Distributors Association of Chicago helps executives communicate employees’ career options … International Society of Automation is accepting applications for its 2011 ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships… Cape Wind lease for wind farm in federal waters signed by U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar … upcoming seminars from the American Society of Safety Engineers … DeWalt Professional Reference Series HVAC reference is now available online @ www.rses.org … Megger donates 70 kV discharge stick to Iowa Lakes Community College Wind Energy and Turbine Technology students  … Edited by Kevin Jones

Business Briefs Eastern Bearings renamed Eastern Industrial Automation … GE acquires Smart Grid software provider Opal Software … Emerson wins California photovoltaic contract… Breyden Products, Inc. buys the electronics division of Gudebrod, Inc. …. Skilled tradesmen in great demand … Google investing in 350-mile underwater power transmission line … Hayata Ltd granted ISO 9001:2008 certification … Edited by Kevin Jones

Names and Faces A.O. Smith Electrical Products’ Daniel J. Drexler … Rexel Motor Repair’s Jasper Fisher, honored by EASA … Leviton Manufacturing Co’s Gino Dabbicco .. Woodlawn Manufacturing’s Cory R. Mayo (pictured, right)…GE Lighting’s Jaime A. Irick… Gerhard Ziemek of Fushi Copperweld, Inc. Edited by Bill O’Leary

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

Training Briefs  Announcements of workshops, seminars and instructional materials. In this issue – Electric motor bearings, co-sponsored by NTN Bearing Corp. of America and EIS, Inc., www.ntnamerica.com/distributor_training-ElectricMotor.htm … December courses offered through PGS Energy Training – http://pgsenergy.com/classroom-seminar … Konecranes Training Institute offers online rigging training – www.konecranesamericas.com  Edited by Bill O’Leary

Direct and Current Demand for motors and controls grew in second quarter… Industrial production increased 0.2% in august…U.S. leading economic index increased in July … Consumers resist smart meters after $3.4 billion stimulus… 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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