Belt drive series
The Tranquility Compact Belt Drive Series by ClimateMaster comes in four sizes and it exceeds ASHRAE 90.1 efficiencies.
The Tranquility Compact Belt Drive (TC) Series by ClimateMaster is available in size 160 (13.3 tons), 192 (16 tons), 240 (20 tons), and 300 (25 tons). These sizes are available in a vertical cabinet. The Tranquility Series exceeds ASHRAE 90.1 efficiencies and uses EarthPure HFC-410A zero ozone depletion refrigerant. The Tranquility Compact Series has an extended range refrigerant circuit, capable of ground loop applications, ground water applications, and water loop (boiler-tower) applications. Standard features are microprocessor controls, galvanized steel cabinet, epoxy powdercoat painted front access panels, galvanized steel with epoxy powdercoat painted drain pan, and TXV refrigerant metering devices. Vertical unit configurations can be ordered with front or back return air and top, front, or back supply air discharge. The air discharge is field convertible using all existing parts including panels and belts. The electrical box can also be field converted to either side of the unit.
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.