Combustion testing instrument
The SOX2 Combustion Check standalone tool measures flue gas %O2, temperature and calculates %CO2 and % excess air. The instrument tests natural gas, oil #2 and propane, and switches among them with the push of a button. The differentiation between fuel types provides a more accurate calculation of %CO2. The instrument measures %O2 and stack temperature by inserting the included pump and the high-temperature thermocouple into the flue. It then calculates the resulting %CO2 and excess air present during combustion. Fieldpiece Instruments
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.