Fan array towers
The ClimateCraft FanMatrix tower can be used for retrofits and renovations to air handling units.
ClimateCraft introduced the FanMatrix Tower for retrofits and renovations to air handling units (AHUs). The tower is designed for medical, institutional, commercial, and high-tech applications ranging from 3,000 to 200,000 cfm where the original AHU is functional but requires new fans due to failure, age, or poor performance. They are available in 34.5-in-wide models for rooms with severely limited access. The fans are housed in cabinets with an industrial coating system formulated to withstand harsh environments. Each fan is spring-isolated to improve seismic performance, eliminate vibration, and improve fan life. The fans can be coupled with ClimateCraft’s Access site-assembled capability for a full AHU retrofit.
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.