Energy system safety, efficiency
Fired heaters, dryers, heat exchangers, boilers and other pieces of plant equipment pose serious threat to day to day safety
Fired heaters, dryers, heat exchangers, boilers and other pieces of plant equipment pose a serious threat to day to day safety, as well as, represent poor energy efficiency in most cases. Fired heaters are the largest overall energy consumer in the process industries and represent a tremendous opportunity for energy savings, according to Yokogawa. Fired heaters also present huge safety risks during startup and shutdown. CombustionONE delivers increased safety, reduced energy costs, improved regulatory compliance and lower asset sustainability life cycle costs. World class automation technology is combined with process knowledge expertise, applications solutions and on ongoing “wellness management” to keep the production asset alive and well for many years.
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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.