POY Finalist: Flame-free press system
Finalist in Compressed Air in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
Vic-Press, a flame-free press system, is an industrial-grade solution for joining small-diameter piping systems. Vic-Press has pressure tolerance of up to 500 PSI and is ANSI/NSF 61 certified for potable water up to 180 F. The Vic-Press system is available for 0.5-in to 2-in Type 304/304L and Type 316/316L pipe. Vic-Press products feature Grade “H” HNBR gaskets, suitable for services up to 210 F. Alternative materials, including EPDM, fluoroelastomer, and silicone, are available for services up to 250 F. Vic-Press is designed for a number of wet and dry industrial and commercial applications and general chemical services.
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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.