Gaseous-fueled generator sets
MTU’s line of gensets expands with the addition of seven gaseous-fueled generator sets, available in power nodes from 130 kW to 400 kW.
MTU Onsite Energy introduced seven gaseous-fueled generator sets in power nodes from 130 kW to 400 kW. The units are certified to accept rated load in one step as specified by NFPA 110 for standby power applications where gaseous fuels are preferred. The 130 kW and 150 kW units feature an 8.1 liter inline 6-cylinder engine. The 175 kW and 200 kW units feature an 11.1 liter inline 6-cylinder engine. The 260 kW unit has a 14.6 liter engine, the 325 kW unit has an 18.3 liter engine, and the 400 kW unit has a 21.9 liter engine. All engines have turbochargers with charge-air cooling, EPA-certified three-way catalysts for emissions compliance, and extra large oil sumps to aid in extending oil change intervals. The units come standard with a UL-recognized digital control panel with an LCD display and complete system metering.
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.