Geothermal heat pump
The Envision2 Compact Series by WaterFurnace International is available in 3/4- to 6-ton capacities.
The Envision2 Compact Series by WaterFurnace International is available in 3/4- to 6-ton capacities. It incorporates a number of features including a factory-installed 24 V motorized on-off water valve for VFD pumping with automatic internal water flow control; hot gas bypass and reheat; and high-efficiency PSC, five-speed ECM, or variable speed ECMs. Single-speed models operate with a Copeland 5-K Scroll or LG rotary compressor, while dual-capacity units use a Copeland UltraTech compressor. All Envision heat pumps feature coaxial heat exchangers with a copper inner tube and steel outer tube for maximum heat transfer at normal and low water flow rates, minimizing pressure drop.
WaterFurnace International Inc.
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.