Power system test reports
Emerson Network Power debuts its ASCO PowerQuest test reports that help facilities comply with NFPA, NEC, and JCAHO reporting requirements.
Emerson Network Power debuts its ASCO PowerQuest test reports that help facilities comply with NFPA, NEC, and JCAHO reporting requirements for on-site power system testing, operation, load profiling, and peak load shaving. The reports automate the manual data logging required to comply with various industry codes and standards. They include monthly testing, frequency test length, date and time of test, equivalent loads, load run/banks for diesel-powered emergency power systems, and cold starts. The reports capture data on the operational integrity of selected power system equipment, automatically log data during actual power outages, and provide data that can be used as a diagnostic and predictive tool.
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.