Badger Meter's Data Industrial 340 BN/MB Btu Energy Transmitter
Badger Meter’s Data Industrial 340 BN/MB Btu Energy Transmitter is for submetering applications that use BACnet or Modbus. The 340 BN/MB Btu Energy Transmitter combines three previous models—the 340, 340BN, and the 340MB—into one economical and compact unit to provide precise thermal measurement for HVAC, building and facilities management, irrigation, and process applications. The Badger Meter 340 BN/MB Btu Energy Transmitter measures thermal energy by integrating the liquid flow rate in a closed pipe system and the differential temperature between the supply and return. An onboard microcontroller and digital circuitry on the unit produce precise measurements and accurate, drift-free outputs. Real-time flow rate, flow total, temperatures, energy rate, and energy total can be accessed when the unit is connected to a PC or laptop computer. In addition, the 340 BN/MB Btu Energy Transmitter features three LEDs to verify flow sensor activity, network link, and the pulse output.
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.