Keep equipment in shape
A brochure is available for plants interested in keeping their compressors and other rotating equipment operating at peak efficiency. The guide describes the capabilities of RECON condition and monitoring services. The service integrates all condition monitoring technologies including monitoring with an advanced system for collecting, analyzing, diagnosing, and reporting information from remote locations.
Dresser-Rand Co. irco.com Write 319 on PE card
Vortex Coolers keep electrical cabinets and control panels cool, clean, and protected. An affordable, maintenance-free alternative to air conditioners, the easy-to-install devices have no moving parts to wear out. Refrigerated air produced by the vortex enters the cabinet while hot air is expelled. This design maintains a light positive pressure inside, effectively sealing out contamination.
ITW Vortec itwvortec.com Write 320 on PE card
Clean up condensate
The Kaeser Condensate filter (KCF) is designed to filter out oil and other contaminants from compressed air, making the water safe for disposal. The key to the KCF is a three-stage, self-contained plastic filter cartridge, which is extremely convenient for replacement and disposal. There are two models for flows of 100 and 500 cfm. If higher flows are needed units can be connected with an optional splitter.
Kaeser Compressors Kaeser.com Write 321 on PE card
Measure air mass
FlexMASSter ST98B-CA is for process engineers who need highly accurate air flow measurement to support plant compressed air systems. The unit combines superior flow sensing performance with a streamlined feature set in a high-value, application-specific flowmeter. The unit is factory calibrated for rapid installation.
Fluid Components Intl fluidcomponents.com Write 322 on PE card
Plastic air pipe
Air-Pro compressed air piping system is designed specifically for compressed air applications and is safe and reliable, offering fast, low-cost installation. The pipe is engineered for continuous operating pressures of 230 psi. Color-coded blue for easy identification, the system comes equipped with transition fittings, stub ends, and backing rings for flanging.
Asahi/America, Inc. asahi-america.com Write 323 on PE card
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Annual Salary Survey
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.