Electrical Apparatus November 2019

Electrical Apparatus November 2019

Associations, Conventions & Trade Shows
  • Reliability matters A recent conference in Michigan explored facility reliability and maintenance—and what they mean to plant managers By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
  • In manufacturing, uncertainty rules Geopolitical uncertainty dominated conversation at this year’s CWIEME Americas conference in Chicago By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor
  • Water tech everywhere Weftec 2019, held in Chicago in September, brought together record numbers of folks to discuss all aspects of water technology By Selena Cotte, EA Associate Editor
Codes & Standards
  • The 2020 NEC is a mixed bag Improvements in the text are somewhat negated by the difficulty of accessing the text online By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Alternative Energy
  • The fruits of Testa Produce’s labor A Chicago produce dealer is on the leading edge of sustainability By Selena Cotte, EA Associate Editor
Power Systems
  • Spooks on the power line? Transient impulses that cause motor failures may be the result of one or more of several factors. With trilingual summary. By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
More Than Accounting
  • New revenue accounting for service shops Get ready for changes at the end of this year in the way you report your company’s revenue By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor 
Safety & Health
  • Crane smarts Essential safety rules to follow when working with cranes and hoists By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
Pump It Up
  • Record oil production pushes demand for pumps But the rate of growth is slowing, and demand for pumps varies widely By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor
Electrical Manager
  • How to say goodbye Showing, by example, how to make a graceful exit from a job By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
Plant Life
  • The importance of environmental protections Who can argue with wanting clean air and a generally healthy living environment? By Selena Cotte, EA Associate Editor
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Departments and Columns

The editor’s comment In this issue: ’Twas the season for trade shows and conferences- Kevin Jones  
Let’s solve your problem Answers to questions about voltage, current, and efficiency In this issue:  Questions about transformers, efficiency, and starting current
Business Excel Apparatus Services acquisition is part of a wider trend
Associations, societies & government activities You could look it up: books from trade associations
Know your industry Smart Electric Power Alliance leads the way to zero carbon emissions
Utilities Cyber attack underscores the importance of utility security
Renewables Big plans for big turbines in the U.S. and the U.K.
Training & education How a 3D-printed boat set three Guinness world records
Speaking of . . . Subject of EA article wins Nobel Prize in chemistry
Calendar Upcoming events on fabrication, HVAC, and plant management
Newsmaker profile Meet Brian Hatley of Miles Platts, the globetrotting polymers specialist
OEMs on the move Del Monte closes a plant, Finnish tire maker opens one, Zeus expands
Names & faces Changes at WorldWide Electric, Siemens, and Karma Automotive
Puzzle  A crossword puzzle based on EA’s September and October issues … Myles Mellor
Direct and Current  Emerson Electric pressured to break up, and a repair job in space
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 John D’Acunto) and Cy’s Super Service (illustrated by Tim Oliphant)!