Measurement and verification panelboards (MVP)
Measurement and Verification Panelboards (MVP), an enclosed panelboard capable of measuring lighting and plug load energy use at the individual circuit level. MVP panelboards provide customers with visibility into more detailed energy use information, which enables improved energy management and opportunities for cost saving and sustainability efforts. MVP panelboards monitor energy usage by plug load, circuit, zone, space, or complete lighting system, allowing facility managers to isolate energy use with improved precision. Energy managers can use existing building management software, or customized MVP software to analyze the data and locate new opportunities for greater energy efficiency and savings.
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.