Gas-fired unit heater
Modine Manufacturing's PTP-series gas-fired unit heater.
Modine Manufacturing Co. has introduced its PTP-series gas-fired unit heater, a horizontal discharge unit heater that delivers 80% thermal efficiency in a robust package of design features. It includes a stainless steel tubular heat exchanger as standard on all units. The PTP also carries a 10-year heat exchanger warranty, providing customers with peace of mind. Other standard design features of the PTP include totally enclosed fan motors and all the controls mounted inside the cabinet for protection from airborne moisture and dust. Optional features include fingerproof fan guards for meeting OSHA requirements when mounted below 7 ft, 2-stage controls to reduce short-cycling and temperature fluctuations at part load conditions, and field-installed adaptor kits for easy 2-point suspension.
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.