Fire Suppression Fluid
3M Introduces Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid, a clean agent fire suppression material designed to protect high-value assets and critical devices where water cannot be used.
3M’s Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is a clean agent fire suppression material designed to protect high-value assets such as data centers, computers, artifacts, cameras, and other critical devices where water cannot be used. The fluid does not damage sensitive electronics or delicate documents and it does not leave residue behind. It enables facilities managers to make a 99.9% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in critical function fire suppression as compared to systems using hydrofluorocarbons. Novec 1230 fluid has an atmospheric lifetime of only five days.
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.