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August 2023 Electrical Apparatus

Large scale projects!

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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 August 2023 EA!

Electric Avenue

16 Large-scale EV charging projects  

How stakeholders in both the public and private sectors are coming together to bring about nationwide EV charging

by Carol Brzozowski, EA Contributing Writer

Conventions & Trade Shows 
20 Together in National Harbor  

The ninetieth anniversary of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association expressed EASA’s ‘American heart with a worldwide reach’ By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor 

28 The EASA Convention in photos

The view from the trade show floor

By the Electrical Apparatus staff 

Repair Operations
31 When rewinders make house calls  

The rewinding of large rotating machines in the field is accompanied by several special considerations

By Chase Fell, EA Contributing Writer 

Motors & Generators

35 Getting down to brass tacks  

 Highlights from the technical sessions at the recent convention of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor 

More Than Accounting  

41 Selling to private equity

Understand the basics of private-equity transactions before entertaining offers from potential buyers of your company

By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

Energy    

46 Grid grades 

A roundup of energy news from the U.S.

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor

Training & Education  

47 Orange is ripe

 A Texas school rolls out a useful program with big-name partnerships

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor

Pump It Up  

48 Working with larger pumps 

Pumps at the larger end of the size spectrum have their own special needs, but first we need to agree on a pragmatic definition of ‘large’

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor 

The Editor's Comment -  What’s big in the electrical aftermarket    

Let's Solve Your Problem -  Answers to questions about operating conditions and repair 

Business -  No ‘greenwashing’ for these electric industry suppliers

Letters -  More about choosing the right size motor leads 

Know your industry - American Public Power Association brings utilities together

Calendar  - Upcoming events on fabrication, batteries, and contracting  

Associations Prof. John Goodenough, creator of the lithium-ion battery

EA reader profile  -  Back-to-school comes early for association members

Plant happenings  -  New plants for Kentucky, Georgia, Illinois, and Florida 

Speaking of . . .  - New York is red hot — but FDNY hopes to change that  

Names & faces  -   ‘ Changes at ABB, Schneider, Nidec, and Advanced Energy

Product showcase  - What’s new from ABB, Teledyne, Ansys, and Intuitive 

Utilities  -  Utilities understand the importance of community relations 

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 wordsearch puzzle about servicing machines in the field   

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

Direct & current  -  Shortage of electrical steel is addressed, and renewables stumble

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

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