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).
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.