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March 2023 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 March 2023 EA!

Training & Education

14 Pell Grant Push   

An expansion of the grants via the ‘JOBS’ Act could prove crucial to bridging the skills gap

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor 

Electric Avenue 
15 From diesel to electrified rail  

 A NEMA council is leading a conversation among major industry players about the conversion of rail in the U.S.

By Carol Brzozowski, EA Contributing Writer

Fast Forward
18 More than just hardware and software  

A recent webinar on remote condition monitoring considered vendor and customer relations as well

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

Plant Life

20 Stern talk from OSHA

A fresh round of warnings from the federal job safety agency  

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor 


22 Good LEEDs

 The top 10 states for sustainable buildings have been announced

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor


27 Temperature check

 Unfazed by a backdrop of encroaching regulations, attendees at the recent AHR Expo learned that the HVAC/R industry continues to develop

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor

Motors & Generators   

31 Updated DOE regulations cover more small motors

The new test rule, finalized by the Dept. of Energy last October, applies to several classes of motors not previously included

By John Malinowski, EA Contributing Writer 

More Than Accounting   

35 Buyer (and seller) beware

The top financial issues in buying and selling a business

By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

Pump It Up  

40 Distributed pumping in HVAC/R systems

An emerging ‘intelligent’ pump configuration stands to save considerable energy in facility cooling

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

The Editor's Comment - HVAC/R’s onward march  

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

Letters- Variables that affect the size of motor leads 

Business - Lubbock Electric is sold to a father-and-son team

EA reader profile - EA reader profile Kris Stauffer and his love of managing motors   

Associations- HVAC/R groups explain their priorities 

Deaths- Ruth Raines of Cumming, Ga., and James Ruth of Mendon, Vt.

Calendar  - Upcoming events on power, manufacturing, and service  

Speaking of  - EVs bring in big money, according to Kelley Blue Book  

Names & Faces  - A new vice president at Turtle & Hughes, and new IEEE fellows

Plant Happenings  -  New plants for Ohio, Georgia, West Virginia, and Arizona 

Know Your Industry - Air Conditioning Contractors of America serves the entire industry

Product showcase  -   The newest and best in HVAC/R power and control 

Utilities  -   ‘ How HVAC/R affects peak electricity demand 

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  -  Another acquisition for IPS, and a lot of gas about stoves

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


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