Fike reclosable explosion vent
Protect industrial process equipment against dust and gas explosions with the Flex-V reclosable explosion vent from Fike.
Protect industrial process equipment against dust and gas explosions with the Flex-V reclosable explosion vent from Fike. Unlike traditional venting, the Flex-V panel returns to its original position at the end of the venting process, restoring about 90% of the vent relief area. With the Flex-V, the affected space becomes reconfined, allowing fire-fighting agents to control fire situations and the risk of secondary explosions is reduced. In addition, the Flex-V may open inward to offer protection against vessel collapse due to vacuum pressure.
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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.