Reports for power testing
Emerson Network Power has debuted its ASCO PowerQuest Test Reports, which help facilities comply with NFPA, NEC, and JCAHO reporting requirements for on-site power system testing, operation, load profiling, and peak load shaving. ASCO PowerQuest Reports automate the manual, time-consuming data logging required to comply with NFPA 99 and 110 for exercising emergency power systems, NEC 220.87 for documenting actual on-site power demand load, and JCAHO requirements for helping ensure reliable power for life safety loads. The reports’ data format parallels the requirements of reporting codes and standards. The reports include monthly testing, peak load shaving, frequency and test length, date and time of test, equivalent loads (load banks), load run/banks for diesel-powered emergency power systems only, and cold starts.
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.