November 2011 Electrical Apparatus

November 2011 Electrical Apparatus

Featured Articles

Service & Sales Companies – A reputation built on fundamentals: How Electric Motor Repair (EMR), in Baltimore, Md., altered its form to reflect the changing demands and needs of the economy By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Motors & Generators – Digital relays for motor protection: Beware of possibly misleading data By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Motors & Generators – Design and construction of motor ventilating fans: A close look at the three primary types of motor cooling mechanisms  Read a summary By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Accounting – Borrowing when credit is tight: How banks determine how much to charge for loans By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

Safety & Health – CAUTION: intense heat, bright flame! Learn how to work safely when welding By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Trade Shows – Developing leads in Nashville: Attendees at manufacturing show report lively networking By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Trade Shows – Energy engineers meet in Chicago: Alternative forms of energy are a common theme at conference By Bill O’Leary, EA Assistant Editor

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Editor’s Comment Thoughts upon moving our office after 38 years …examples of how we’re working, from the current issue . . . And not to overlook business as usual . .Coming next month:… by Horace B. Barks, Editor and Publisher

Let’s Solve Your Problem Why current unbalance at no-load only?…What’s the meaning of an IK Code? …In a brazing alloy, is conductivity important?…What limit applies to insulating board life?… A reader’s suggestion on use of fine-mesh screens…Does a form winding need phase insulation?… Edited by the EA staff

Business briefs GE in British clean-energy venture with Western Power Distribution …Transformer repair firm Brandon & Clark, Inc., earns certification …WorldWide Electric adds Hyundai IEEE-841 chemical- and process-duty motors to its motor product line…Leviton buys data-acquisition supplier Obvius …Kaiser Electric building Mungenast Hyundai dealership … Peerless in enclosure distribution deal with Bud Industries …Graybar opens new Hudson Valley facility …EFC International opens R&D tech center in Detroit …Pulse Electronics names Microtarget Tecnologia Digital Ltda as South American rep ….Edited by Kevin Jones

Associations, societies & government activities EPRI buys North Carolina property for expansion …Association for Facilities Engineering supports tax incentives …Electrical Apparatus Service Association seeks nominations for annual Exceptional Achievement Service Award …Standards produced by the Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League lead to quick switchgear replacement …Hydraulic Institute updates standards on CD-ROM … Edited by Kevin Jones

Standards American Society of Safety Engineers issues publication about using design to enhance safety …ASTM International’s Committee F18, responsible for electrical protective equipment for workers, is developing new guidelines on required testing of live-line tools …Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers developing power transformer guide …Pump testing standard is updated by The Hydraulic Institute …International Electrotechnical Commission announces new publications and new international members … Edited by Kevin Jones

Reader Profile Romanian native Ioana Mioc of M-D Electric By Joseph Hoff, EA Associate Editor Utilities Carnegie Melon warns of ‘Daunting effect’ of shutting nuclear plants …Xcel is outspending Boulder utility group on municipal utility ballot measure … Texans debate summer power needs …Government regulators consider plan by Ocean Power Technologies to install ten wave energy buoys Edited by Kevin Jones

Web briefs Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network — …: Dave’s Old Watthour Meter Web – page — ….Electrical and Arc Flash Safety — …: Georgia State University — … Western Extralite Co. — … Electronics Theory — … Electricity Forum — … Maryland Metrics — … Source IEC — … Edited by the EA staff

Calendar In every issue and updated on the web. See our Calendar page for current offerings.

Names and Faces Longo’s Ken Pollin …ROMAC’s Howard Scott …Nick Shkordoff of Ideal Industries … Edited by Bill O’Leary

Deaths James L. Previti Jr., former manager of Penn Electric Motors… by Josh Hoff

Training Briefs Announcements of workshops, seminars and instructional materials. In this issue – “Electrical Safety for Qualified Electrical Workers” from Shermco Industries, … “Principles of Large AC Motors” from the Electrical Apparatus Service Association, … “Induction Machine Design—Taking Theory to Practice” from Advanced MotorTech LLC, … Edited by Bill O’Leary

Direct and Current Manufacturing technology orders double over year …Business conditions stabilized in September….Electricity inflation index rose in September … Manufacturing expands yet again…Manufacturing jobs continue to go begging… 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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