Air Economizer Cooling Solution
APC by Schneider Electric’s EcoBreeze is a modular indirect evaporative, air-to-air heat exchanger cooling solution.
APC by Schneider Electric’s EcoBreeze is a modular indirect evaporative and air-to-air heat exchanger cooling solution. The EcoBreeze can switch automatically between air-to-air and indirect evaporative heat exchange to consistently provide cooling to data centers in an efficient way. The design allows it to reduce energy consumption by leveraging temperature differences between outside ambient air and IT return air to provide economized cooling to the data center. The EcoBreeze has a proportional R410a refrigerant system as well as an onboard water treatment system, eliminating the need for chemical water treatment. This feature addresses environmental concerns associated with refrigerant- or water-based systems.
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.