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September2022 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 September 2022 EA!


14 It’s a coal world after all

What climate crisis? There’s already record production in 2022 from coal-fired plants.

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing EditoThis year’s convention was buzzing with talk about emerging technology and recruitment
Pump It Up 
18 Where water meets broadband 

The idea of running fiber-optic broadband cable through water pipes could be rippling around the world

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor 

Conventions & Trade Shows
20 Manufacturing show to return to the Windy City 

Automation, smart manufacturing, and Industry 4.0 will be front and center at IMTS 2022

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

24 What’s over the horizon for batteries? 

New ideas for environmentally friendly electric vehicle batteries will be presented this month at The Battery Show

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor

Industrial Internet of Things 

27 Partners in IIoT
How HECO and Relayr have followed a holistic approach to remote condition monitoring

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor

Plant Life 

33 Cybersecurity: more important now than ever 

 As more data has migrated to the Cloud, the vulnerability of the data to hackers has increased
By Anna Claire Howard, EA Contributing Writer

Codes & Standards 

35 Navigating the standards maze

Finding your way around the global standards landscape With trilingual summary

By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor

More Than Accounting 

41 Inventory in disruptive times

 When managers may need to adapt their ordering and inventory practices
By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

Electric Avenue 

42 The electric-grade steel shortage

The steel shortage is just one dimension of the worldwide supply problem
By Carol Brzozowski, EA Contributing Writer

Training & Education 

46 School’s in for summer

How students spent their summer days discovering the excitement of product innovation and manufacturing
By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor

Comment - Tradition meets innovation 

Let's Solve Your Problem -   Answers to questions about terms and motor performance

Business - Allied Motion acquires several innovative businesses

Letters - Kind words from John Ranieri of Fayetteville, Tenn.

Associations- Associations find innovative ways to bring people together  

Plant happenings  - New plants in Kansas, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania

Know your industry  - Meet the Association for Managers of Innovation  

Calendar  -  Upcoming events on manufacturing, automation, and energy

EA reader profile - How Stephen Hoerner turned an old motor into a smoker 

Product showcase  -   What’s new from Megger, Siemens, Fanuc, and Fluke   

Speaking of  - ‘Employee engagement committees’ can include pets

Names & faces - Personnel changes at Motion Industries and Franklin Electric

Utilities  -   ‘Fairness’ is at the center of a utility innovation plan

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 July and August issues 

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

Direct & current  - Youth awarded for a motor design, and utility battery news 

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


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