Early warning fire detector
Finalist in Fire, Life Safety, and Mass Notification in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
System Sensor’s very early warning fire detector, the FAAST Fire Alarm Aspiration Sensing Technology, protects mission-critical facilities and high-value assets from the faintest traces of smoke. The product draws air samples into its sensor through a pipe network and uses a sensitive blue LED for detection up to 60 min before combustion. An infrared laser identifies nuisances like dust that can cause false alarms and downtime. The detector interprets signals from both sources to provide early and accurate warning of the widest range of fires available. The product includes an onboard Ethernet port and e-mail status notifications.
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.