Mechanical piping system
Advanced Groove System
The Advanced Groove System (AGS) is a large-diameter grooved mechanical piping system. The two-piece coupling is available in sizes up to 60 in. in diameter. The AGS offers faster and simpler installation over couplings featuring multisegment housings. AGS-joined pipe handles higher end loads and a higher pressure rating up to 350psi/2,410kPA, with a nominal three-to-one safety factor.
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.