Finalist in Networked Building Automation Systems/Controls, Energy Management Systems in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
The EcoBreeze from APC by Schneider Electric is a modular indirect evaporative and air-to-air heat exchanger, which has the ability to switch automatically between the two cooling methods. The unit can be located outside the perimeter of a data center and leverage temperature differences between outside ambient air and IT return air to provide economized cooling. The product prevents outside air from coming into contact with the data center air, regardless of cooling mode. The device meets ASHRAE 90.1/TC 9.9 requirements for efficiency and economization with multiple frame sizes with varying voltages and phases.
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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.