Micro plate heat exchangers
A new micro plate by Danfoss is designed to increase energy efficiency in numerous industrial applications.
Danfoss’ Micro Plate Heat Exchangers (MPHEs) contribute to increased energy efficiency and improved environmental performance in chillers, heat pumps, and a variety of industrial applications. MPHEs feature a unique channel plate pattern, including a dimpled surface that improves flow across the plate and use of the surface area for better heat transfer. When compared with traditional brazed plate heat exchangers, MPHEs have an exchanger index value up to 56 higher under the same working conditions. Danfoss offers three ranges of MPHEs: C-range optimized for chillers, to work as condensers or evaporators in air- or water-cooled systems; H-range MPHEs for use in ground- and air-source heat pump systems; and D-range for generic range. All three MPHE ranges come with a complete program of optimized evaporator, condenser, and single-phase products along with dual circuit solutions. They are fully compliant with regulations such as PED and UL.
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.