Electrical Apparatus International Issue, October 2016

Electrical Apparatus International Issue, October 2016

Featured Articles

Conventions  The future of manufacturing on display: The huge international manufacturing show in Chicago By the Electrical Apparatus staff

A manufacturing show for everyone: Photos from last month’s IMTS show By the Electrical Apparatus staff

Service Shops  Reaping the benefits of international exposure: How one Texas firm has seen its reputation grow overseas By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Winds of change: How an Irish service firm partnered with a Turkish coil manufacturer By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

Codes & Standards A brief look at the 2017 NEC: The latest edition of the National Electrical Code By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
International Trade  Brexit and U.K. manufacturing: Some in Britain see opportunity By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor

Connecting the hinterlands: The role of New York Canals and their electromechanical systems By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Southern crossings: Electromechanical commerce between the U.S. and Mexico By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor

Accounting  Controlling international operations: How to establish a presence overseas By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Fast Forward  The rise (and fall) of Bitcoin Digital currency plagued by glitches By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
Electrical Manager  Expatriate games: Conducting international business? Brush up on culture By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
Safety & Health  Avoiding hazards overseas: Practical tips for international business travelers By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor
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Editor’s Comment   In this issue:  A snapshot of our fast-changing world… Our best wishes to a tireless colleague: Josh Hoff is leaving Barks Publications  …Kevin Jones
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue: Are customer’s motor mounting bolts too small? …Motor voltage vs. horsepower …How to evaluate turn-to-turn stress… Can acceleration last longer than 12 seconds?.. Edited by the EA staff
Associations, societies & government activities   In this issue: Association of Electrical & Mechanical Trades Brush Electrical Machines (AEMT) names a new technical specialist… American Society of Safety Engineers to hold a February SeminarFest…National Electrical Contractors Association schedules tech workshops… Electrical Apparatus Service Association continues to see international growth… Siblings win prize from Sandvik Coromant; company also donates to Manufacturing Institute…… Edited by Kevin Jones
Say it right   In this issue –  When ‘just fix it’ isn’t enough: Keep in mind these several types of fixes that are possible By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Business Briefs   In this issue:  Houghton International and TSATraktionssysteme Austria announce motor service partnership… Danfoss Drives truck tour of Europe enters its final month…  ABB hosts King of Sweden for celebration…Siemens helps to quench thirst at Oktoberfest …Research and Markets issues insulation predictions for 3M, DuPont, Elantas Electrical Insulation, Haysite Reinforced Plastics, ITW Formex, Krempel GmbH, Nitto Denko Corp., Teijin DuPont Films Japan Ltd., Tesa SE, and Vitar Insulation Manufacturers Ltd…. Edited by Kevin Jones
Calendar briefs  In every issue and updated on the web. See our online calendar for current offerings.
Renewable Energy   In this issue:  Energy Renewables figure in Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority  energy debt;  Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis and Puerto Rico Institute for Competitiveness and Sustainable Economy oppose rate hike …Researchers from  Imperial College London and  ETH Zürich develop new tool for tracking use of alternative energy  … Australian firmPeddle Thorp Architects announce plans for  solar-powered skyscraper  …By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor
Training Briefs   In this issue: San Diego Gas & Electric unveils a new training ground… Power Design Inc.’s Florida training facility features simulation center…First responder training course is hosted in Bermuda by BELCO and Eurocar Ltd…. Energy Northwest’s new solar generating and training facility will host programs for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers … Centrifugal pumps course being conducted across U.S. by NTT TrainingEdited by Bill O’Leary
Know Your Industry   In this issue:  The international chapters of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) … by Charlie Barks
Utilities   In this issue: Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co., agrees to buy Minnesota gas-fi red plant Mankato Energy Center I, a combinedcycle facility contracted with the Northern States Power  Minneapolis subsidiary of Xcel Energy, Inc. …. Georgia Power points to Smart Grid savings … Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) passes audit affirming gas operations, certified to the American Chemistry Council’s standard RC14001…   Florida utility Florida Power & Light is halfway to solar goal …Virginia utility Dominion updates its website … Edited by Kevin Jones
EA reader profile   In this issue: David Mann, of Swiger Coil, who has worked in the coil industry for more than seventy years.  By Charlie Barks
Names & faces In this issue:  Russelectric’s  John Meuleman, Dorian Alexandrescu, and Randall J. Adleman… Danfoss’s Jeffrey Flannery … Harrington Hoists’ Brett Kunin …  Shermco Industries’ Lyndall Strunck  … Edited by Bill O’Leary
Pumps  In this issue: The Mechanical Engineering Association holds a trio of events along the ‘mighty Rhine’ as part of the International Rotating Equipment Conference …Armstrong Fluid Technology earns test lab approval from the  Hydraulic Institute …Gorman-Rupp’s subsidiary Patterson Pump Co. to buy Florida pump maker Morrison Pump Co. …Emerson buying Pentair valves & controls business which Pentair originally acquired from  Tyco International Ltd….Weir Group opens a new plant in Milan … Edited by the EA staff
Puzzle  In this issue:  “Pump it up”… Look for the solution at http://barks.com/puzzles  The Editors
Direct and Current  In this issue:  … The Editors
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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