Hydronic system creation software
The FloPro Team services by Taco is a free program that offers heat loss design suites and builds and specify components for water heating and HVAC applications.
Taco’s FloPro Team services are an enhanced design software package designed to be as intuitive as a sketchpad. The free-of-charge program and heat loss design suite enable designers to define building exterior and interior spaces, and external influences, and to build and specify components for a host of hydronic, radiant heat, water heating, and HVAC applications. With every change, the program dynamically changes calculations and their impact on other components within the system. With FloPro Designer, the user simply draws the floor plan, drops in windows and doors, and has accurate heating and cooling loads. The program also performs system design for baseboard loops and radiant manifolds, sizes pipe of all types and variety, and specifies boiler, expansion tank, and circulator models.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey