Air-cooled chiller plant
Trane has released the newest EarthWise system.
The ice-enhanced, air-cooled chiller plant—the latest EarthWise system from Trane—allows building owners, mechanical system designers, and operators to take advantage of less expensive off-peak energy by making ice during those periods, which will be stored and used for cooling during expensive peak periods. The system offers lower operating, water, and lifecycle costs than conventional cooling systems. Trane developed this thermal storage solution in collaboration with CALMAC. While the system itself is not new, this solution provides a pre-designed package that streamlines the process of creating and deploying a cooling system that’s ideally suited for reducing operating costs and supporting the Smart Grid. Standard system configurations include details like customizable control logic, dashboards, wiring diagrams, and supporting drawings that are ready to use.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey