September Product Spotlight
In the September issue of CSE, a special advertising product section features innovative products used in facilities across the country.
September Product Spotlight: Back to school edition
Flanged connections are often the weakest part of a piping system. But no longer thanks to Lubrizol Corp.'s Corzan High-Pressure Flange Kit, spefically designed for use with a Corzan CPVC one-piece flange to connect to pumps, valves, or other transitions. High-pressure flange kit from Lubrizol Corp
Federal Pacific is the first manufacturer to have Pad-Mounted Switchgear to pass the industry's toughest switch-testing requirements and be listed by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. UL-listed pad-mounted switchgear from Federal Pacific
The award-winning Tranquility Large Vertical Series from ClimateMaster Inc. raises the bar for water-source heat pump efficiencies, features, and application flexibility. Water source heat pumps from ClimateMaster Inc .
APC by Schneider Electric has launched the Symmetra MW II UPS, the second generation of APC's modular UPS to provide power in the range of 400 to 1,600 kW, with paralleling capabilities for increased capacity or redundancy. Modular UPS for data centers
Fike Alarm Systems has released the Precise Vision and Precise Touch computer-based event management systems. Created to help control and monitor facilities during emergency situations, Precise Vision allows facility managers and/or key personnel the ability to respond to alarm and trouble situations with just a few easy clicks-gaining access to building floor plans, emergency contacts, and security plans. Event management systems from Fike
Daikin AC (Americas) Inc. introduces the latest development in Daikin's energy-saving variable refrigerant volume (VRV) systems in North America, the VRV III-C, designed especially for high-efficiency heating in colder climates. High-efficiency heating with VRV from Daikin
Watt Stopper's Digital Lighting Management (DLM) is a suite of plug-together lighting controls with self-configuring sensors, switches, and other components. DLM saves more energy, and is faster and easier to specify and install than conventional controls. All-digital lighting controls from Watt Stopper
The PRC3000 Lighting Power Reduction Panel from Eaton is designed to improve lighting efficiency so your light levels are maintained with less electricity. Reduce lighting power needs with Eaton
This CD-ROM from Copper Development Assn. offers a wealth of information to save you money and help you comply with recent regulations including the Energy Independence and Security Act (ERISA) and the Dept. of Energy's rulemaking. High-efficiency motors and transformers CD-ROM from Copper Development Assn .
The Bell & Gossett Technologic 502 variable speed pump controller uses the latest generation hardware platform with advanced pumping software and proven algorithms to create a more cost-efficient, energy-saving pump system for HVAC and pressure booster applications. Variable speed pump controller from Bell & Gossett
Greenheck's Model PVe heat recovery unit is designed to recover up to 60% of the sensible energy in the exhaust airstream and return it to the supply air. The cross-flow plate exchanger unit uses an aluminum core (plate) to recover only sensible energy, and has very low leakage and no moving parts. Heat recovery unit from Greenheck
The System Sensor CO1224T carbon monoxide detector provides a simple, inexpensive test that verifies the CO cell's functionality when using canned CO. Featuring RealTest technology, simply press the test button to check the detector's circuitry. Carbon monoxide detector from System Sensor
Bryan Steam LLC introduces the new Triple-Flex (patent pending) Ultra-High Efficiency Condensing "Flexible Water Tube" Boilers with guaranteed minimum thermal efficiency of 90% in worst-case condensing boiler operating conditions, such as 160 F return water, 180 F supply water at 100% firing load. High-efficiency condensing boilers from Bryan Steam LLC
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.