The 2012 AHR Expo took place Jan. 23-25, 2012 in Chicago. Among the new products introduced at the show were:
Bell and Gossett's new Ultra Setter line of pressure-independent control valves feature a unique design that provides full stroke modulation while maintaining 100% authority at all times. Together with a technologically advanced GPM adjustable dial, the new Ultra Setter Control Valve provides more accurate flow control, eliminates valve hunting, and improves energy efficiency in the entire HVACR system.
This unique valve provides a more accurate flow that significantly reduces energy consumption and improves system efficiency.
Other features of the Ultra Setter Control Valve include:
- Field-adjustable, lockable GPM dial allows user to set and change maximum flow rate quickly and easily
- Full stroke modulation at all times
- Always provides 100% authority, ensuring excellent control
- Maintains desired flow rate despite fluctuations in system pressure
- Eliminates valve hunting
- Combination valve reduces first costs and more accurate flow control lowers life cycle costs
- Sizes from ½” to 2”
- Flow rates from 0.13 to 37 GPM
For more information on the Bell and Gossett Ultra Setter visit www.bit.ly/ultrasetter.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.