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May 2024 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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Our current issue - the May 2024 EA!

EA Reader Profile

16 As strong, and resilient, and ebullient as a Criollo

How curiosity and a wealth of experience have brought Sabine Lehmann to the pinnacle of trade expo management

By Colin Gregory-Moores, EA Contributing Writer

Safety & Health 
22 If you build it healthy, they will come  

Guidelines for verifying the health of buildings continue to be codified

By Kristine Weller, EA Contributing Writer

Conventions and Trade Shows

26 Vegas’s special powers  

Odds & ends to consider during your free time in the famous Nevada oasis 

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor

Service and Sales Companies

33 Expanded horizons  

How Longo Electrical-Mechanical has found a niche for a machine that generates electricity in natural gas pipelines


38 Cutting out the carbs   

U.S. Dept. of Energy pledges $6 billion towards decarbonization

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor

Service & Sales Companies 

27 HVACR plugged in

How Flolo Corp.’s HVACR division fits into the company’s larger service and sales operation

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

Power Transmission & Distribution  

39 Adjustable-speed drives and power quality 

A look at the ways in which these versatile devices are used in industrial systems

By David Bredhold, EA Contributing Writer 

Finance & The Workplace 

44 Management’s quest for the best   

A pair of simple tools can maximize productivity on both the service and sales side

By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor 

Plant Life 

46 The elements of lifecycle   

Lifecycle services are all the rage these days, but is the strategy all it’s cracked up to be?

By Bill O’Leary, EA Contributing Writer

Electric Avenue  

51 Full speed ahead   

Inductive charging could accelerate the adoption of EVs 

By Maura Keller, EA Contributing Writer 

Pump It Up  

54 The place of pumps in the hydrogen economy  

Pumps are already central to the handling of this volatile fuel, but pump designs are certain to be further refined

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

The Editor's Comment -  Family business and other intrigues       

Calendar  - Upcoming events on energy, pumps, manufacturing, and service   

Let's Solve Your Problem -  Answers to readers’ questions about motor efficiency 

Business -  ‘Survey finds, in some states, competition for manufacturing jobs

Know your industry - The IFEA organizes events for event planners 

Associations A banner year for the development of clean power 

Plant happenings  -  A diaper maker toddles into town, and Walmart’s got (more) milk 

Names & faces  -   ‘ Changes at ECM PCB Stator Tech and Mitsubishi

Speaking of . . .  Right to repair marches on with the latest state victory  

Product showcase  - What’s new from Siemens, E-Z Lok, and Cyclone Technology 

Utilities  -  Electric utilities seek to account for distributed energy resources 
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 March and April issues 

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

Direct & current  -  Wind turbines for metal recycling, and a solar farm hit by hail 

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


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