Balancing and control valve
Victaulic's TA Series TCP PIBCV combines balancing and control valve functions with full stroke EQM modulation to optimize energy savings through flow control.
The TA Series TCP PIBCV from Victaulic combines balancing and control valve functions with full stroke EQM modulation. Both functions are optimized, giving building owners and designers the ability to optimize energy savings through superior flow control. The TA Series' ability to provide balancing and control valve functions is designed to provide a smoother construction process, reduced operation and maintenance costs, lower energy costs, and more comfortable building occupants. The TA Series TCP PIBCV is designed and manufactured to provide energy-efficient hydronic balancing of heating and cooling systems. It ensures accurate hydronic control and optimum throughput over a long lifetime. The valves are available in ½-, ¾-, and 1-in. with or without an actuator. Larger sizes are also available within the Fusion Balancing line for 1¼- to 6-in.
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.