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.
Case Study Database
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These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.