McQuay International’s AGZ-D air-cooled scroll chillers can be used for small- to mid-sized building retrofits and new construction.
McQuay International’s AGZ-D air-cooled scroll chillers are available in 25 to 190 ton capacity for use in small- to mid-sized building retrofits and new construction applications. The chillers utilize R-410A refrigerants and exceed performance requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 for efficiency. This line of chillers is quiet with a sound pressure rating as low as 60 dBA without attenuation, and they use the MicroTech III microprocessor. Integration is easy with the units’ Open Choices feature that allows them to easily work with the building automation system of choice using LonTalk, BACnet or Modbus open protocols.
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.