Gas leak detector
The OptoAcoustic GLD-OA-01 gas sensor comprises two identical cells that act interchangeably either as a primary gas-measurement cell or as a secondary compensation cell. The dual-cell design eliminates the need for calibration, making the sensor operational 60 seconds after being connected to a power source. The secondary cell is also used as a redundancy measure %%MDASSML%% providing an active sensing element and a backup sensing element, within one unit, in the event of primary cell failure. Embedded with compensation algorithms that provide immunity from up to 95% humidity and temperatures under 150 F, the device is capable of continuously monitoring combustible gas leaks in a measurement range of 0 to 100% of the Lower Explosion Limit.
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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.