September 2013 Electrical Apparatus

September 2013 Electrical Apparatus

Featured Articles

Conventions – Coil show returning to Chicago under new management: Innovations planned for recently acquired electrical exhibition By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

Conventions – Vegas ’13 – One more look at the Las Vegas convention of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association By the Electrical Apparatus staff

Service & Sales Companies – Providing value for customers as a key to success: How Virginia’s Ireland Electric has grown in a mature market By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Circuits & Circuitry – Installation and maintenance determine capacitor longevity Simple steps you can take to make them last longer (Read an online summary) By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Accounting – Building the value of your business: Steps toward making your business more attractive to a potential buyer By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

Safety & Health – The role of personal protective equipment in workplace safety: Keeping employees safe requires teamwork By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Contributing Editor

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Publisher’s Comment In this issue: A cover story about putting customers first …CWIEME: a familiar trade show under new management .. A close look at a neglected component, capacitors – Elsie Dickson

Let’s Solve Your Problem In this issue: Must steel match when replacing laminations? … Why not maximum motor efficiency at full load? … Is a ‘cooler’ motor good for more overload?… What does ‘super premium’ mean? … What’s causing repeated shaft breakage? … Less stator copper: how much less horsepower?… .. Edited by the EA staff

Business briefs In this issue: Toshiba becomes Preferred Supplier for the Independent Distributors Cooperative-USA… W.W. Grainger opens a new Illinois distribution center in Minooka, Ill. … ABB recognized for wind plant contribution by the U.S. Dept. of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories, National Wind Institute of Texas Tech University, and Group NIRE (photo)… Motor Decisions Matter expands beyond motors to embrace entire motor- driven power systems…. Graybar opens branch in Kalamazoo, Mich…. A.O. Smith reports record sales for quarter … Emerson sees sales slip in third quarter… Edited by Kevin Jones

Associations, societies & government activities In this issue: Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League finds success with ‘sell sheets’… National Electrical Manufacturers Association calls forTax incentives for energy-efficiency… EASA presents its achievement award to Michael G. Pence (pictured) … International Electrotechnical Commission organizes to fight counterfeiting… National Association of Electrical Distributors provides online resource for National Preparedness Month, at….ASHRAE of Atlanta awards research grant to Purdue University and Oklahoma State University for HVAC&R research … Edited by Kevin Jones

Web Briefs In this issue: Best Bolt Products, Inc.— … Electrical Notes & Articles— http://electricalnotes.wordpress. com … Engineer’s Handbook— … The Alignment Blog— … RTD Co.— … Whole Building Design Guide— OPER/mo201.pdf … IDC Technologies United States— … California High Voltage Electrical Safety Orders— www.dir … Ezscreen— … North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners— … Maska Pulleys— nical.pdf …

Anniversaries In this issue: Atlas Electric of Walton, Kentucky, celebrates 20 years in business …By Kristine Weller

EA Reader at Ease In this issue: Tennis player Stuart Elium, owner and operator of Electric Motor Repair & Sales of Greensboro, Inc., of Greensboro, N.C. (pictured with his wife, Debra)…By Josh Hoff

Engineering Education In this issue: Andy Jackson(left) draws from 35 years of industry experience at ExxonMobil in teaching a course on energy at the University of Pennsylvania … David Walrath, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Wyoming, has been exploring applications for advanced composite materials in wind turbine blades (right) …the College of Engineering at Purdue University is shifting away from conventional lectures toward an online model…By Josh Hoff

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

Names and Faces In this issue: Leviton’s Ron Newton, Mike Wilson and Patrick Donnelly (pictured) … Emerson Bearing Boston’s Rick Piracini … Integrated Power Services’ John Zuleger and Brian Brehmer Edited by Bill O’Leary

Training Briefs Announcements of workshops, seminars and instructional materials, in every issue and updated on the web. See our Training page for current offerings. In this issue – The International Electrical Testing Association (NETA) offers training options for technicians – see… RSES: The HVACR Training Authority, launches a certified trainer program – … Electric Motor Technology- October 9-11 at the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago O’Hare in Des Plaines, Ill. A three-day course that will provide a foundation of technical principles used for electric motor design, construction, and operation. The purpose is to present a solid understanding of the characteristics of electric motors to support activities important to providing high-quality sales and customer service to the end-user. Offered by: Advanced MotorTech, 4951 71st Ave. North, Pinellas Park, Fla. 33781- 4428; (727) 412-8200; . … Electrical Safety for Managers September 10 and December 2 in Dallas and October 28 in Austin, Tex. This course will cover how electrical hazards in the workplace can affect personnel, your company, and those responsible for electrical workers Offered by Shermco Industries, 2425 E. Pioneer Dr., Irving, Tex. 75061; (888) 743- 7626; Edited by Bill O’Leary

Direct and Current In this issue: Industrial production stayed steady in July … Record growth in U.S. wind power reported … Labor productivity increases for the quarter … Industrial production in Europe grows… 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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