February 2024 Electrical Apparatus
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In the February 2024 EA!
Pump It Up
18 Pump ratings adopted by federal and California agencies
How the Hydraulic Institute’s pump Energy Rating program is being folded into government-run incentive plans
By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor
24 A fresh look at IoT
The Internet of Things has steadily made its way into manufacturing plants, distribution facilities, utilities, and repair shops
By Bill O’Leary, EA Contributing Writer
Training & Education
26 The self-directed learner
Find the resources you need to take charge of your own career development
By Bill O’Leary , EA Contributing Writer
Service & Sales Companies
27 House calls are their specialty
A newly established mobile, two-man operation out of Salem, Wis., is redefi ning the word business
By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor
Motors & Generators
33 Spark arrestors
How compensating windings are used in d-c machines to help reduce brush arcing and associated wear
By Chase Fell, EA Contributing Writer
More Than Accounting
37 Saving taxes at business sale
What every sixty-something business owner needs to know when formulating an exit plan
By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
42 Can you hear me now?
Noise technology is being added to today’s electric vehicles as a safety measure
By Maura Keller, EA Contributing Writer
The Editor's Comment - Getting down to business — however you might define it
Let's Solve Your Problem - Let’s solve your problem Answers to questions about motor application and repair
Business - ‘Electrical suppliers take part in a UN climate meeting
Associations - Better business through accreditation
Calendar - Upcoming events on wiring, pumps, testing, and more
Know your industry - The U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Utilities - Some business customers are displeased with electric utilities
Speaking of . . . Digital fraud takes a diabolical turn
Names & faces - ‘ Changes at ECM PCB Stator Tech and Mitsubishi
Deaths - ‘ Paying tribute to Robert Bozich and Randy Klontz
EA reader profile - The fortune of Ivor de Souza and his country
Product showcase - What’s new from Jenkins Electric, WEG, and others
Plant happenings - Three new plants — and a much-hoped-for closing
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 based on this month’s cover article
Moe, Genny & friends - The surreal world of an anthropomorphized motor and generator
Direct & current - Regal Rexnord to sell motor and generator businesses to WEG
Advertising index - Who’s who—and who’s where—in this issue of Electrical Apparatus
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