Tag Archives: electrical

Cool It!

Motor ventilation requirements vary by motor type; here are the major ones No machine, whether electrical or mechanical, operates entirely friction-free. Types of heat dissipation: convection, radiation, and more. Safe heat removal requires: Adequate heat flow paths from heat sources to heat dissipation surfaces. “Adequate” meaning low resistance to heat flow and short path length. […]

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Electrical Manager

Coping with change in the workplace Organizational change comes in many forms: new bosses, new employees, mergers, acquisitions, transfers, promotions, demotions, downsizing, job enlargement, temporary assignments, job rotations, sabbaticals. And being confronted with one or more of these is not a matter of “if” but “when”. The first step to accounting for said changes is […]

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Deck the Halls

A Christmas story, or two The Electrical Apparatus staff would like to wish all of our readers and friends a safe and happy holiday season. In the spirit of Santa, surprises, and short-circuits, we’ve found a few tidbits from recent news that combine our wide range of coverage with seasonal classics. At the very least, […]

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Recovery Through Reconditioning

PEARL aids in Harvey’s aftermath by restoring vital electrical equipment As another part of the country braces for the impact of a second deadly hurricane this weekend, those in Texas and Louisiana along the Gulf Coast are only beginning to pick up the pieces and attempt to recover from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation. While this is […]

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Night in Day

Electrical engineer in Oregon builds eclipse-catered house August 21st is a big day…with a little bit of night. The most complete solar eclipse in recent memory will glaze its way right across the United States like an award-winner’s ribbon, carving an almost perfect diagonal pathway from Oregon to South Carolina. One electrical engineer in that […]

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A Midwinter Tann

K.C. electrical service company now does restaurants Many companies are looking for new ways to expand their business and diversify. One way is to develop a presence in selected industries. Restaurants, for one, have specialized lighting, commercial-grade appliances, sophisticated sound equipment and other electrical devices that require special attention. Tann Electric, the Lenexa, Kan., electrical company, […]

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Nightmare Scenario in Oakland

Last weekend’s lethal warehouse fire in Oakland, which killed 36 people, is yet another reminder of the severity of electrical fires and the need to take safety measures, for those within the industry and outside of it. While nothing has been confirmed yet, all signs point towards the cause of last Saturday’s fire in Oakland being electrical. […]

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Sing, swim, and study – 2015 NECA Convention headliners

The National Electrical Contractors Association, which bills itself as the “voice of the electrical construction industry,” has chosen three voices to spearhead its annual convention, to be held October 3-6 this year in San Francisco. Educational pioneer Sal Khan, long distance swimmer Diana Nyad, and singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins highlight the convention’s guest list this year, […]

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