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April 2023 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 2023 EA!

Training & Education

 16 Petro-active   

Energy jobs are not just in the renewable sectors; consider these oil & gas options during the ‘energy transition

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor 

Electric Avenue 
19 Electrified construction equipment  

A paradigm shift for operators of machines on construction job sites 

By Carol Brzozowski, EA Contributing Writer

 22 They don’t like your energy  

 Weighing traditional energy clients versus alternatives during the energy transition era

 By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor

Say It Right 

24 Cite your sources!

The importance, in technical writing, of providing complete information about your references   

By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor 

Service & Sales Companies  

25 Boone County boom

Atlas Electric Motor of Walton, Ky., provides an example of a flourishing modern shop

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor

Plant Life

31 A vanishing breed

Coal-fired power plants, while they are fewer, offer valuable lessons in the conversion of an energy source into useful power

By Chase Fell, EA Contributing Writer 

More Than Accounting   

35 Does more inventory lead to higher prices?

Carrying inventory means higher costs, which must either be absorbed or passed along to the customer

By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

Pump It Up  

40 Pumping up the deals

The year has started off strong, with several mergers and acquisitions reported among pump manufacturers and suppliers

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

The Editor's Comment - Feeling better when energized  

Let's Solve Your Problem -  Answers to questions about motor windings and coils 

Letters- Variables that affect the size of motor leads 

Business - National Association of Manufacturers welcomes immigrants

Associations- Trade shows are bigger and better in 2023

Calendar  - Upcoming events on maintenance, power, and manufacturing  

Speaking of  - AEE and the little engineers that could  

EA Reader Profile  - Meet Andre Borschberg, aviator extraordinaire  

Names & Faces  - Personnel changes at Belden and Women in Manufacturing

Plant Happenings  -  A spurned plant fi nds a home, and an accident at a candy plant 

Know Your Industry - The U.S. Oil & Gas Association’s strong advocacy

Product showcase  -   Automation and control for plant, shop . . . and garden 

Utilities  -   ‘ Edison Electric Institute observes its 90th anniversary 

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 word search puzzle about coal-fired power plants  

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

Direct & current  -  A documentary about the trades, and the Army does repair

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


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