Geothermal heat pump
The Tranquility 30 Digital (TE) geothermal heat pump by ClimateMaster.
The Tranquility 30 Digital (TE) joins the Tranquility 22 Digital (TZ) as the first geothermal heat pump product lines to integrate digital communicating controls, two-stage capacity, variable-speed fan, and variable-flow geothermal source functions within a single package. The Eco-friendly Tranquility 30 Digital is Energy Star Most Efficient 2012 qualified and exceeds Tier 3 requirements for the uncapped 30% federal geothermal heat pump residential tax credit. Tranquility 30 Digital systems are available in vertical-upflow, vertical-downflow, and horizontal configurations in nominal capacities of 26, 38, 49, 64, and 72 kBtuh. The Tranquility 30 Digital Series uses iGate and vFlow technology to increase its energy efficiency.
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.