White Paper: Fluke: Energy losses in commercial buildings
This White Paper talks about where to look for energy losses in commercial buildings and how to minimize or eliminate those losses.
A considerable amount of energy loss is actually temperature related. Hot or cold air leaks from a building are an obvious issue. It took energy to heat or cool that air, and when it dissipates due to a leak, you’ve wasted that energy. But many other systems and pieces of equipment also manifest their wasted effort/energy in terms of heat.
Small, consistent changes can make a big difference in the profitability of any facility. Find problems fast, fix them, and win by realizing the cost 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.