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February 2021 Electrical Apparatus


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 February 2021 EA!

Plant Life
18 President Biden’s plan for manufacturing
While former President Trump and newly minted President Biden agree on many of the same issues surrounding manufacturing, the two leaders have vastly different approaches
By Selena Cotte, EA Managing Editor
Motor Performance
21 The great motor efficiency race
Improvements in a-c motor efficiency are becoming too small for distinctions between one efficiency level and the next to be verified
With trilingual summary
By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Circuits & Circuitry
27 The quest for more-efficient materials
Researchers are tinkering with the chemistry of insulation and conductors to squeeze as much efficiency as possible out of electric motors
By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor, and Selena Cotte, EA Managing Editor
More Than Accounting
31 The benefits and costs of the new stimulus
Prepare yourself and your business for another round of PPP and further tax changes
By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Safety & Health
34 Working with a mask
You’ve possibly been working while wearing a face mask for months now, but are you doing so safely and efficiently?
By Selena Cotte, EA Managing Editor
Fast Forward
35 The IoT transition gets a boost
Remote workers could jump-start the implementation of Cloud-based applications in the plant
By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor
Pump It Up
37 ‘And the award goes to . . .’
A season of accolades for the pump industry
By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

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