Integrated kitchen ventilation system
Greenheck’s Vari-Flow integrated kitchen ventilation systems reduce energy costs by modulating exhaust and supply airflows to match cooking operation demands and have temperature sensors that are exposed to quick changes in cooking activity.
Greenheck’s Vari-Flow integrated kitchen ventilation systems allow food service managers and building owners to reduce energy costs by more precisely modulating exhaust and supply airflows to match cooking operation demands. Temperature sensors located in the hoods’ capture area are directly exposed to quick changes in cooking activity that result in a five times faster response to cooking load changes. This feature, coupled with fan-speed turndown of 50% and high-efficiency Vari-Green motors, offers total energy savings in terms of electrical, heating, and cooling costs. Greenheck’s Vari-Flow kitchen ventilation system can be controlled with a keypad or the touchscreen control that features independent light and fan control, programmable fan scheduling, VFD and help diagnostics to monitor energy usage, and live/historical energy monitoring and trending. The Vari-Flow system is compatible with BACnet MSTP/IP, LON, and ModBus to easily integrate the system into a wide range of building management systems.
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.