Hazardous location light fixture
Induction light fixture is now available in a 165-W version, expanding the current product line’s 55- and 85-W lamping options.
The Mercmaster III induction light fixture is now available in a 165-W version, expanding the current product line’s 55- and 85-W lamping options. Rated for NEC Class I Division 2 locations, the new fixture delivers 100,000 hours of labor-saving, virtually maintenance-free operation. This endurance makes it ideal for hard-to-reach locations or hazardous environments where lamp servicing presents a possible safety hazard.
The light fixture features rugged construction and corrosion-resistant materials. It is well suite for a wide range of industrial, chemical processing and refining operations where flammable gases and vapors are present, as well as non-hazardous locations subject to extreme weather, excessive moisture, dirt and corrosive elements. It operates safely in temperature ranges from -50 C to 40 C, and provides excellent lamp depreciation with 70% of initial lumen output even after 60,000 hours.
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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.