Emergency power tests
The Square D PowerLogic emergency power supply system (EPSS) test helps hospitals ensure their backup power systems are ready to perform.
Schneider Electric announced the Square D PowerLogic emergency power supply system (EPSS) test solution to help hospitals ensure their backup power systems are ready to perform and compliant with maintenance and testing regulations. The EPSS test solution automates test procedures while electronically documenting a wide range of test measurement data points. It collects data from and provides control for generators and automatic transfer switches and ensures testing occurs at or above recommended manufacturer ratings for load and engine temperature. The system can also evaluate energy efficiency, power quality analysis, transient capture on generators, and breaker status monitoring.
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.