September 2011 Electrical Apparatus

September 2011 Electrical Apparatus

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Trade Shows – Another look at the EASA Convention: More photos from the June convention of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association By the EA staff

Trade Shows – Talking about coils and power transmission: The electrical manufacturing conference in Nashville will examine power electronics, transformers, and applications By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

Codes & Standards – Burn-off oven emissions: What was all the fuss about? Retracing the long buildup to last year’s uproar over proposed Federal regulations By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Safety & Health – Parking made easy—and safe: A few simple rules—and a bit of common sense—can help ensure everyone’s safety in parking lots By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Accounting – Costs in business decisions: For cost data to be useful, it must be accurately gathered and properly applied By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

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Editor’s Comment Coils on our cover, yes —but burn-off ovens?… Coil Expo in Nashville again; add power transmission, more… by Horace B. Barks, Editor and Publisher

Let’s Solve Your Problem Is bearing insulation related to motor size? … A possible downside to vibration damping … Hipot test value: based on which ‘rated’ voltage?… What’s the limit when no nameplate temperature?… Can motor surface temperature be unsafe?… A rewind change from aluminum to copper wire… Edited by the EA staff

Business briefs Baldor offers ABB motors and generators… ELANTAS parent ALTANA shows growth … ABB wins $1 billion wind power contract … Rexroth expands its GoTo focused delivery-program … Bridgeport Fittings names S-Squire, Inc. of Albuquerque as its Southwestern rep… Schneider gains from new energy standard cost savings… Cooper Power expands South Milwaukee plant … Graybar donates EV charging station to the IEEE Operations Center in Piscataway, N.J. Edited by Kevin Jones

International Trade Shows  Middle East Electricity in Dubai, United Arab Emirates… FOR ELECTRON in Prague, Czech Republic … Electricity-Warsaw (Elektrotechnika) in Warsaw, Poland … the China Electronics Fair-Shenzhen in Shenzhen, China … Elex Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia … POWER-GEN India & Central Asia in New Delhi, India … By the EA Staff

Associations, societies & government activities EASA gears up for member survey … Power transmission executives to hold summit in Washington – see www.ptda.org/IndustrySummit … National Electrical Manufacturers Association discuss standards harmonization requirements for electric vehicle supply equipment systems in North America with representatives from Underwriters Laboratories, the Canadian Standards Association, the Association of Standardization and Certification, and various Canadian, Mexican, and U.S. stakeholders … National Electrical Contractors Association issues awards – www.necanet.org … European Wind Energy Association says wind energy output will triple in EU … American Wind Energy Association and the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration ally to protect the health and safety of workers in the wind energy industry… Smart Grid webinar now available online from National Association of Electrical Distributors – contact Erika TenEyck at eteneyck@naed.org … New directory for power transmission from the Chicago-based Power Transmission Distributors Association – www.ptda.org/store … Edited by Kevin Jones

Standards National Electrical Safety Code published … MG 1 among standards adopted by American National Standards Institute … ANSI adopts Recommended Practice and Procedures for Unlabeled Electrical Equipment – www.ansi.org … comment by Sept. 20 on reaffirmation of the IEEE Guide for the Interpretation of Gases Generated in Silicone-Immersed Transformers to k.evangelista@ieee.org … Underwriters Laboratories issues revised editions of fuse standards – www.ul.com …Underwriters Laboratories publishes revisions of ANSI/UL 845, ANSI/UL 489 … Edited by the EA Staff

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

EA Profile Don Moss, vice president of Moss Electric Co., Hornersville, Mo – pictured in the magazine, left to right, Don Moss, David Moss, J.R. Moss, Michael Chailland, Gary Brown, Brad Moss by Joseph Hoff, Associate Editor

Web briefs PowerStudies — www.powerstudies.com …Process Automation Control — www.pacontrol.com … PumpRite, Inc. — www.pumprite.com …:  Transformer World Co. — www.transformerworld.co.uk … Electrical Engineering Portal — http://electrical-engineering-portal.com … Stockton Infrared Thermographic Services — www.stocktoninfrared.com … California Energy Commission — www.energy.ca.gov … SDP/SI — www.sdpsi.com/web/html/reference_library.htm … Timken Co .— www.timken.com … Sandia National Laboratories — http://windpower.sandia.gov … Automation Resources, Inc. — www.automation.com …Edited by the EA Staff

Engineering Education New wind and solar for traffic systems from the city of Lincoln, Neb., and the Lincoln Electric System use light-emitting diode (LED) technology….. Zero gravity and intracranial pressure teams from the University of California-San Diego and Grossmont College. By Josh Hoff

Names and Faces EASA’s new Executive Board Kevin Toor of Birclar Electric and Electronics; Bill Gray of Control Concepts; Ken Gralow of Gray Electric; Sandi Howlett of Ainsworth, Inc.; Mike Dupuis of Monelco Ltd.; and Doug Moore of Kentucky Service Co…power engineer John Brunke, honored by IEEE … power engineer John Brunke, honored by IEEE … Robroy Industries’ Darryl Tyson…Bridgeport Fittings’ Larry Beach Jr….Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League board members Malcom Fredrick of Coastal Switchgear, a division of Shermco, Stephen Reames of Oregon Breakers, Mike Pennell of P&F Supply, Michael Habeeb of North American Switchgear , Stuart Jackson of Instel Power Products, David Rosenfield of ROMAC, Brian Corekin of Monster Fuses, Al Ulinskas of Satin American, and Greg Plowman of Voyten Electric…Johnstone Supply’s Andrew Verey Edited by Bill O’Leary

Deaths William Paul “Bill” Zirkel, former co-owner of KBZ Electric, Inc., in Mansfield, Ohio, and operator of Electrical Motor Products

Training Briefs Announcements of workshops, seminars and instructional materials. In this issue – “Design of Switched Reluctance Machines and Drives.” from Advanced MotorTech – www.advancedmotortech.com … “Safety Instrumented Systems— Design, Analysis, and Justification,” from International Society of Automation, www.isa.org/2011SafetyCourses … “Electrical Print Reading.” from Shermco Industries, www.shermco.com/training …“Electrical Safety for Managers,” from Shermco Industries, www.shermco.com/training … Ohio’s American Electric Power announces Troops to Energy Jobs program … Edited by Bill O’Leary

Direct and Current U.S. manufacturing expanded in July… Electrical manufacturers anticipate improvement… Economic index forecasts slow expansion… Are apprenticeships making a comeback?… EU introduces new class of efficiency levels.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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