October 2010 Electrical Apparatus

October 2010 Electrical Apparatus

Featured Articles

Trade Shows – Manufacturers encouraged to think outside the tool box: Attendees at a recent conference in Chicago were treated to a wide array of technological wizardry By Elizabeth Van Ness

Trade shows – October is for coil winding Two conferences this month appeal to motor makers and users By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor, and Joseph Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Motors & Generators – Can rotor bar tightness be assured? Part 2 of 2 Many methods are in use— and still more are being developed. With trilingual summary. Read an online summary. By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Motors & Generators – Motors and generators get a revised standard: A close look at the new edition of MG 1 published by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

New Equipment – Plant and shop equipment: A special feature devoted to tools and materials used in apparatus service and maintenance By the EA staff

Accounting – Who’s buying your business? It pays to know your suitor By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

Safety and Health – Economic conditions and worker safety: Why it doesn’t pay to skimp By Joseph Hoff, EA Associate Editor

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Editor’s Comment When it’s time to sell: is an offer good or bad? … In memoriam, Richard Elsberry, writer of EA’s “Safety and Health” column for more than 20 years…… by Horace B. Barks, Editor and Publisher

Let’s Solve Your Problem Motor feet must be fully supported … Is grain-oriented steel used in motors?…When is a motor considered high voltage? … Severe duty versus unusual service conditions… Neutral grounding is not a standard motor practice… More questions about 480 versus 230 volts … When is locked-rotor current defined? … What is the life span for adjustable-speed drives? …Edited by the EA staff

Trade associations, professional societies and government activities Electrical Apparatus Service Association opposes US EPA rule on burn-off ovens… National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Electrical Manufacturers Association and others sponsor Washington GridWeek conference … National Electrical Contractors Association donates $1 million to “industry-friendly candidates” … American National Standards Institute announces new pilot accreditation program for Energy Star certification … National Institute of Standards and Technology issues first Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security … National Association of Electrical Distributors opens registration for its 2010 Eastern Region Conference… 2010 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition conference will address efficiency …Six sessions added to HVAC conference produced by RSES … Hydraulic Institute to meet in Cleveland … Edited by Kevin Jones

Utilities Acquisitions in U.S. power industry surge … Study finds utilities hire more interns … Invenergy Wind moves forward with plans for Michigan wind farm … Constellation Energy buys Cpower Smart Grid firm… Georgia Power offering free online energy-auditing tool… Edited by Kevin Jones

Business Briefs Regal Beloit acquires Rotor B.V. of Eibergen, the Netherlands … C.W. Silver of Salt Lake City earns Koyo certification … EIS announces acquisition of Seacoast Electric … GE and ABB join in rare Smart Grid venture … GE buys Canadian Smart Grid business of SNC-Lavalin … Ideal Industries buys SK Hand Tools … Toolmex Corp. joins Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list … . W.W. Grainger sees another monthly sales boost … Cooper Power chooses JB Snyder & Associates LLC of New Castle, Pa as West Virginia rep… ICM Controls of Syracuse, N.Y. receives High Performance Building Plaque from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for its new headquarters building… Edited by Kevin Jones

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

Say it Right Specifying the ‘right stuff’: The meaning of a word may depend on the jurisdiction you’re in Standards National Fire Protection Association publishes the 2010 edition of NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance … Morocco joins the growing International Electrotechnical Commission … Alternative energy standards underway at Underwriters Laboratories … ANSI receives approval for two IEEE standards … Photovoltaic standard being developed by the National Electrical Contractors Association … Hydraulic Institute announces 2010 update and expansion of ANSI/HI 1.4, American National Standard for Rotodynamic (Centrifugal) Pumps for Manuals Describing Installation, Operation, and Maintenance … The challenges of standards harmonization …By the EA Staff

EA Reader Profile Retired machinist Donald Guffey of Berlin Center, Ohio, is featured. By Josh Hoff

Web Briefs Online Conversion – www.onlineconversion.com … Polyphaser Corp. – www.polyphaser.com … International Stationary Battery Conference – www.battcon.com … Estimators Reference – http://www.mc2-ice.com/support/estref/popular_conversion_files/default.html … Jim Phillips – www.brainfiller.com …Anti – Counterfeit Products Initiative – www.counterfeitscankill.com … ABB/SSAC – www.ssac.com … Occupational Health & Safety – http://ohsonline.com … Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers – www.stle.org … Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association – www.cemanet.org … Five Star Products – www.fivestarproducts.com Edited by the EA staff

Names and Faces Derek Longenecker, Mark Williamson, Ben Hamilton and Terry Jackson of Darby Electric … Ludeca’s Carlos Bienes and Adam Stredel… Staco Energy Products Co’s Steve Sims … Scott Bender and Gary Moore of Wood Group Pressure Control … The Morey Corp’s Carl LaForest ..The Bosch Group’s Maximiliane Straub, Peter Slaski , D. Scott Winchip and Scott Dahl Edited by Bill O’Leary

Deaths Remembering Joe Klimaszewski, Port City corporate sales manager By Josh Hoff

Product Briefs Circuit interrupters from Cooper Bussmann and Del City… Controls from Electroswitch, Ametek Solidstate Controls and Adalet … Enclosures from Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures and Orion Fans … Measuring equipment from AEMC Instruments and B&K Precision Corp …Equipment rack from Cooper B-Line By the EA Staff

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 … Permanent magnet IPM/BLDC motors from Advanced MotorTech LLC, www.advancedmotortech.com …Lincoln Electric and Davis Applied Technology College to open new training center in Kaysville, Utah  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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