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Metaling in NASA’s Affairs

Diving further into last week’s VOTW topic as details emerge Talk about a ‘long con’. News erupted last Thursday that aluminum manufacturer Hydro Extrusion—formerly known as Sapa Profiles, Inc. (SPI)—admitted to providing customers, the most prominent of which included U.S. government contracts such as NASA and the Department of Defense, with falsified certifications for almost […]

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5 Jobs You Can Get Without a College Degree

Power distribution, substation, elevator maintenance, power plant operation A CNBC report using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled a list of the ten highest paying jobs you can get without a college degree in the United States right now. We break down half of those—which happen to occur in skilled sectors highly familiar […]

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Delivery Drones

Google’s Wing becomes first company to gain FAA approval for the concept Utility drones for repairs, military and surveillance drones for security reasons, mapping drones….we seem to have every kind of flying robot we want…except for the one that perhaps best defines the 21st century: a convenience drone designed for consumers. Check that box, now, […]

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NEMA Updates

2018 updates to MG1 published in late March The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently published 2018 updates to ANSI/NEMA MG 1 Motors and Generators. NEMA’s flagship Standard, MG 1 assists users in the proper selection and application of motors and generators, and contains practical information concerning performance, safety, testing, and manufacture of AC and […]

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Trucking and Braking

Research touted as breakthrough for trucking industry The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) and testing body PIT Group announced March 17 the organizations will be conducting joint research projects on fuel-savings and emerging braking technologies that include electromechanical systems. The two groups announced in September 2018 they had formed a strategic partnership […]

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IPS Completes Nuclear EQ

System environmentally qualified through operating voltages up to 7.2 kV North American electric motor and generator repair services company IPS has completed Environmental Qualification (EQ) of its Class F+ and Class H medium-voltage nuclear insulation systems for use in Class 1E applications. Greenville, South Carolina-based IPS is “the first US company in many years to […]

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Blackstone Forms Repair Division

BHGE subsidiary continues to expand in 2018 It’s been a while since a Canadian company has graced this newsletter. It just so happens this one is a familiar name; one that’s been here before. Blackstone Industrial Services, the Alberta-based rotating equipment services company, has expanded its role in support of its customers and BHGE for […]

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NAWT Training

Wastewater association offering new vacuum truck program, among others Whether you are an experienced industry professional or just starting out in the business, you may find value in the National Association of Wastewater Technicians introduction and inspections training courses. Successful completion of the training will get you a Certificate of Completion as an inspector by […]

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2020 NEC Open for Comment

60-day window on NFPA website The 2020 National Electrical Code is currently open for comment, according to the NFPA 70 website. This comes as part of a 60-day window that will end August 30th. The NEC is the benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to protect people and property from electrical hazards. Covered […]

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EASA As Pie

EASA Accreditation Program reaches milestone of 105 The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) Accreditation Program provides assurance to electric motor owners that repairs performed at accredited facilities conform to industry standards and maintain the reliability and efficiency of the repaired motor. There currently are 105 locations worldwide that have been approved as EASA Accredited Service […]

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