CEJS series electrode boiler from Cleaver-Brooks
CEJS series electrode boiler from Cleaver-Brooks offers a clean, easy-to-use operating alternative to fossil fuels and allows users to take advantage of lower energy rates during daily or seasonal off-peak periods. The boiler series uses the conductive and resistive properties of water to carry electric current (amps), which generates steam. An ac current flows from each electrode, to neutral using water as the conductor. Since the water has electrical resistance, this current flow generates heat directly in the water itself. The more current that flows, the more steam produced, with 100% of the electric energy converted into heat with no stack transfer needed. For more information, click here .
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.