Lead-free balance valves
The Bell and Gossett Lead-Free Circuit Setter Plus line by Xylem
Designed specifically for pre-set proportional system balance, the Bell & Gossett Lead-Free Circuit Setter Plus line by Xylem features integrated pressure/temperature ports to easily verify the flow rates and temperatures. This innovative system balance method, developed by Bell & Gossett, assures optimum system flow balance at minimum energy consumption and total water usage. Additional features of the Lead-Free Circuit Setter Plus balance valves line include a complete line of ½- to 3-in. valves and 400 psi working pressure. It is suitable for all plumbing and HVAC applications and provides accurate, calibrated flow readings. The Lead-Free Circuit Setter Plus is an energy-efficient balancing device that minimizes the cost to operate plumbing and HVAC systems, thus making it an essential part of any green building system.
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.