Air-cooled variable-speed screw chiller
Johnson Controls’ YORK YVAA air-cooled, variable speed screen chiller offers flexible energy consumption for industrial jobs requiring unique tailoring.
Johnson Controls produces the YORK YVAA air-cooled, variable-speed screw chiller, which offers flexible energy consumption with design efficiencies up to 11.6 EER. The unit can also be configured to deliver an integrated part load value (IPLV) up to 19.8 EER. On replacement projects, YVAA energy performance can exceed that of older chillers by as much as 50%. In addition, the chiller’s performance can be tailored and tuned to hit specific targets for state, municipal, or utility rebates. The YVAA chiller provides superior sound performance. In addition to a variety of sound-attenuation options, the YVAA offers its SilentNight feature, which works with a BAS to load-limit the chiller when noise reduction is needed.
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.