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April 2022 Electrical Apparatus


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Electrical Apparatus is the monthly magazine and virtual community for electromechanical professionals who design, specify, use, sell, operate, maintain and repair electrical equipment.

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In the April 2022 EA!

Plant Life

08 Rebuilding American manufacturing communities
A new federal bill introduced earlier this year aims to rebuild once flourishing manufacturing towns

By Leah Zitter, EA Contributing Writer
Training & Education
10 All aboard the green bus!
An electric-bus manufacturer creates a training program for potential employees

By Emily Halnon, EA Contributing Writer
Electric Avenue  
22 CleanPower22 - Time to step up 
New ways to mitigate the hazards posed by discarded EV batteries

By Carol Brzozowski, EA Contributing Writer
Conventions & Trade Shows
27 Conference season is heating up
Because of recent world events, renewable energy is getting called up from the minor leagues

By Charlie Barks, EA Associate Editor
29 Toward a more perfect grid  
The U.S. electrical grid may receive a substantial makeover in the very near future. Will it be enough?

By Selena Cotte, EA Managing Editor
Motors & Generators
33 Another look at the ‘drop-in’ motor  

Finding a replacement motor that’s identical to the one it’s replacing remains a challenge With trilingual summary

By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor

44 How hot is that motor?

It depends on where and how you measure the temperature, and according to which standard

By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor 
More Than Accounting
39 A better way to sell ‘S’ corporations   

Carefully evaluate the tax and structuring considerations first

By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor 

40 Niagara rises  

This Buffalo company’s re-brand emphasizes the continued need for maintenance in the energy industry

By Charlie Barks, EA Associate Editor

​Pump It Up 
42 Pump manufacturers take to the field  

Stories of recent pump and fluid management innovations

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

Also -- 

Comment - An energy crisis with local concern

Let's Solve Your Problem - Answers to questions about terminology, winding, and efficiency

Business - Electrical manufacturers rush to cut ties with Russia

Know your industry  - Aiding in the integration of renewable energy sources

Associations- EPRI is going all in for ‘efficient electrification’

Plant happenings  - PepsiCo expands in Georgia; a GE Lighting plant closes

Calendar  - Upcoming events on manufacturing, clean energy, and more

Names & faces - Changes at Advanced Energy and Motion Industries

Letters- Lingering questions about the meaning of ‘heavy duty’ 

Product showcase  - What’s new from Schaeffler, Relayr, and Klein Tools

EA reader profile - Meet Joseph Longo, a man of energy

Utilities  - A new urgency for utility-scale renewable energy

Classified advertising  - Your monthly marketplace for equipment, businesses, and more

Cy’s Super Service  - The electrical service industry’s most prominent curmudgeon

EA puzzle  - A crossword puzzle based on EA’s January and February issues

Moe, Genny & friends - The surreal world of an anthropomorphized motor and generator

Direct & current ‘ - Advanced Rotors acquires a machine shop, and other news 

Advertising index  - Who’s who—and who’s where—in this issue of Electrical Apparatus


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