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March 2022 Electrical Apparatus

What's hot in HVAC/R

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 March 2022 EA!

Electric Avenue

20 A new dawn for battery production in the U.S.
At the heart of a plan to manufacture EV batteries is a close public-private partnership

By Carol Brzozowski, EA Contributing Writer
Say It Right
22 ‘What do you mean by that?
Communicating the service needs of a rotating machine isn’t always easy

By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Plant Life 
26 Updating your plant’s HVAC/R systems 
New trends in the HVAC/R sector promise to revolutionize the way we heat and cool buildings

By Selena Cotte, EA Managing Editor 
Conventions & Trade Shows
27 Conference season is heating up
This year’s AHR expo in Las Vegas was a smashing success, with thousands of attendees and tons of developments in HVAC/R technology

By Selena Cotte, EA Managing Editor
Motors & Generators
31 Specifying the right motor for the job 
The fundamentals you need to be familiar with when writing a motor specification With trilingual summary

By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Energy
38 Beating the (oil) drums of war 
Matters of money and morality are suddenly among the least of a pipeline operator’s concerns

By Charlie Barks, EA Associate Editor
More Than Accounting
40 Can relocating save taxes? 
The potential benefits of moving to a low-tax state

By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
​Pump It Up 
42 The Infrastructure Act; What’s in it for pumps? 

More than a trillion dollars is to be spent on U.S. infrastructure, and some of that money will trickle down to pumps

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

Also -- 

Comment - Good HVAC/R remains important

Let's Solve Your Problem - Answers to questions about terminology and motor application

Plant happenings  - ABB expanding Canadian plant and a Mars Wrigley plant closing

Letters - Never too young to enjoy EA; delta winding with center tap

Business - A strong quarter for HVAC/R wholesale suppliers

Names & faces  - New faces at Armstrong Fluid Technology, Tecumseh Products

New books  - William Thompson on practical motor vibration monitoring

Training & education - Getting the next generation interested in HVAC/R

Associations  - One more time: In-person conventions resume — again 1

Utilities - Utilities go beyond rebates in promoting HVAC/R upgrades

Calendar - Upcoming events on maintenance, automation, manufacturing

Know your industry  - Electric & Gas Industries Association: on a mission to educate

Speaking of . .  - . Carrier Corp. is buying out a Toshiba ownership stake

Product showcase  - What’s new in HVAC/R from Emerson, NAVAC, and Armstrong

Deaths  - Remembering Robert R. Kennedy, an early EIS sales engineer

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 January and February issues

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

Direct & current ‘ - Price-gouging’ by a utility, and hope for hydrogen fuel cells

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

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