Automatic variable air volume damper
The SmartAire P by Tate is a pressure sensing, automatic variable air volume damper that minimizes bypass airflow through servers, racks, and other containment structures.
The SmartAire P by Tate is a pressure sensing, automatic variable air volume damper that minimizes bypass airflow through servers, racks, and other containment structures. Constant airflow into a contained system with a variable-load profile wastes energy during times of nonpeak load performance as airflow is forced through servers and other spaces in the containment structure. By installing SmartAire P under a portion of the airflow panels in the cold aisle, airflow can be automatically varied to maintain a desired static pressure. The SmartAire P is daisy-chained to SmartAire C units for a primary/secondary configuration that modulates all dampers to control static pressure and maintain a user defined setpoint.
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.