Boiler with control system
Finalist in HVAC/R in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
Lochinvar’s Smart System user interface is now standard on the company’s Knight XL commercial boiler. The user interface now features a larger display screen, color-coding, soft keys, and two selectable cascade options to allow the user to fine-tune the sequencing of multiple-unit installations. The boiler features 94.6% thermal efficiency, low nitrogen oxide emissions, and a fully modulating burner with 5:1 turndown. It is available in five configurations ranging from 399,000 to 800,000 Btuh inputs. The system now controls up to three individual setpoint temperatures, offers domestic hot water night setback, and enables two-way communication through Modbus protocol.
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In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.