Injection mixing system
Taco's LOFlo injection mixing system
Taco’s LOFlo injection mixing system enhances the energy efficiency of chilled beam systems. When compared to traditional HVAC systems, radiant cooling and chilled beams reduce fan electrical energy demand and consumption up to 10 times. The challenge has been that pump energy demand doubles. Taco’s LOFlo injection mixing system solves this problem because its mixing block consists of a variable speed injection circulator and constant-speed zone circulator. The LOFlo system reduces the electrical energy demand of an all-air system by up to 40%. It also accomplishes chilled beam BTU transport with only one-third of the energy needed by chilled beam systems without injection mixing.
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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.