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Advanced Energy Certified

Advanced Energy certified for electric motors by U.S. Department of Energy On July 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued its final determination classifying Advanced Energy as a nationally recognized certification program. It’s a standout moment for AE—Raleigh’s energy consulting firm and motor test center. After achieving Certification Body status under ISO 17065 […]

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Organizational Healing

CWIEME, IMTS, others provide options, analysis for tough times In a time of division and uncertainty, it’s easy enough to invoke phrases like “we’re all in this together” or “we stand united”…but let’s take a look at which organizational bodies are actually taking action with regards to the industries employing Electrical Apparatus readers, such as […]

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Grundfos Training Manager Appointed to H.I. Board

Jim Swetye named Hydraulic Institute’s VP of Education Grundfos, the Danish pump and water technology manufacturer with American headquarters in Houston, has appointed Jim Swetye, Grundfos Technical Training Manager, to serve on the Board of the Hydraulic Institute (HI) for 2020-2021 as Vice President of Education, the company announced in a May 7 press release […]

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ASME Debuts Virtual Learning Playbook

Association offering virtual training solutions to engineers in wake of crisis Lifelong learning for engineers doesn’t stop, even under quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent survey of approximately 3,000 engineers conducted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), eight out of ten engineers anticipate a change in operations due to COVID-19 […]

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Oregon Disaster Prep Draws Concern, Debate

State battles over legislation for construction in earthquake, tsunami-prone areas It’s a thin line between caution and catastrophe. Example: Oregon state legislature, which has been ramping up preparations for tsunami and earthquake disaster scenarios since as early as the 1990s, with an especially debated uptick of late. The main point of contention, currently, is whether […]

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Code Check

ICC projects an EV-filled future; NECA, NEC both make updates The International Code Council recently made some telling changes to building standards that indicate the probability of more households having electric vehicles. Earlier this month, the ICC voted to approve a motion dating back to its preliminary October 2019 hearings in Las Vegas that will […]

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Agriculture Bill

Trump administration delivers $16 billion “bailout” to farmers We could take credit…but it wouldn’t be very convincing. Plenty of U.S. citizens anticipated some form of reaction from President Trump after weeks of vocal criticism of his administration and Congress had amplified from the agricultural sector. You certainly didn’t have to be a journalist to predict […]

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Mayday in the U.K.

Prime Minister resigns as Brexit tumult looms British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned last Friday, punctuating a difficult tenure of almost three years. May’s time in office was marked by constant opposition to her stance on—and attempts to prevent—Britain’s impending exit from the European Union. The 62 year-old Parliament veteran was met with vehement backlash […]

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Smart Cities

Wildly ambitious, potential IoT hubs are a popular banner for tech companies. But they’re often short on details—and their progress is difficult to quantify The concept of the “smart city” has already gone through a number of iterations in a short lifespan. Many of them are wildly ambitious, and others seem practical but are short […]

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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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