Diesel generator sets receive certification
Cat diesel generator sets have met the IBC's seismic provisions.
Cat diesel generator sets, ranging from 11 to 600 kW, have been certified to meet all published editions of the International Building Code’s (IBC) seismic provisions. In addition, enclosed models of these same generator sets have received certification for compliance with 90 mph wind-load provisions. The Cat generator sets rated from 180 to 600 kW received IBC seismic certification at SDS 2.2g, which corresponds with the spectral response acceleration threshold at New Madrid Fault, the highest value in the United States. The C1.5, C2.2, C4.4, and C6.6 gensets, rated 11 to 175 kW, have been certified to SDS 1.93g. These generator sets also received Special Seismic Certification Preapproval from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD).
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey