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October2022 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 October 2022 EA!

Associations & Trade Shows

16 At the forefront of automated manufacturing

The International Manufacturing Technology Show returned to Chicago with a splash
By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor
Electric Avenue 
20 EV charging access 

Setting the stage for widespread adoption of electric vehicles
By Carol Brzozowski, EA Contributing Writer

25 Are we in a ‘global energy crisis’? 

Headlines would have us believe so, but is it?
By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor

49 Not your typical ‘nuclear family’ 

Updates on nuclear energy hotspots around the world
By Anna Claire Howard, EA Contributing Writer

Training & Education 

​27 Risen from ash

Ukraine’s refugee crisis has created hiring opportunities.
By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor

​International Trade 

29 A motor’s journey

It’s a globalized world, from manufacturing to monitoring, from Turkey to the U.K. and beyond

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor

Motors & Generators 

33 Relating motor output and input 

Understanding the basic classes of explosion-proof machines

By John Malinowski, EA Special Correspondent

38 Motors for use in hazardous locations 

The uncertainties behind determining a motor’s efficiency

With trilingual summary

By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor

More Than Accounting 

44 Do your company’s earnings show quality?

A methodical approach to taking the measure of your company’s financial health
By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Safety & Health 

46 Lead astray

OSHA proposes a new rule to combat water contamination.

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor

Pump It Up 

52 What in the world is going on with pumps?

A roundup of global pump news
By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor


Comment - Global perseverance 

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

Business - Who’s out of Russia — and who’s still there 

Letters - Kind words from John Ranieri of Fayetteville, Tenn.

Associations- Association news from abroad   

Plant happenings  - A new roofi ng plant in Illinois and a sawmill for Alabama

Know your industry  - The Association for Global Energy recognizes achievements

Calendar  -  Upcoming events on hydraulics, robotics, and wind power

EA reader profile - Colin Gregory-Moores knows the power of words  

Product showcase  -   What’s new from global automated manufacturing suppliers   

Speaking of  - ‘Association news from abroad 

Names & faces - Personnel changes at Allied Motion and Jenkins Electric

Utilities  -   ‘Tracking the global trade of energy products 

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 with an international motto 

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

Direct & current  -  More spending on EV infrastructure, and a new semiconductor plant 

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


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