High-efficiency refrigerant units
ClimateMaster has developed a series of TMW refrigerant units designed for high-efficiency and flexibility in usage.
ClimateMaster’s Tranquility Modular Water-to-Water (TMW) large high-efficiency series refrigerant units are available in a range of sizes, from 360 (30 tons, 10.2 kW) to 600 (50 tons, 176 kW). This water-to-water series offers high efficiency with advanced features and application flexibility. As ClimateMaster’s most adaptable EarthPure HFC410A refrigerant units, the TMW series can be used for radiant floor heating, snow/ice melt, chilled water for fan coils, hot/chilled water for makeup air, and many other types of HVAC applications. The TMW 360-600 has advanced digital controls for BAS interface, four LEDS for unit status, and compressor isolation switches. Other features include front and back service access panels that allow for side-by-side installation, staggered top water connections for ease of manifolding multiple units, DDC controls, and the larger capacity refrigerant unit that requires fewer units per job site. DDC controls provide 11 safety protections for the refrigeration circuits.
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.