The GasBadge line of personal and dockable single gas monitors includes a new “bump” test feature.
The GasBadge line of personal and dockable single gas monitors includes a new “bump” test feature. The bump-test feature is designed to increase safety by encouraging and facilitating more frequent “bump” tests. It allows users to establish a testing frequency based on best practices, company policy or local regulatory agencies. Once the user-prescribed period of time has elapsed, the instrument indicates that a “bump” test is overdue with visual and audible alarms. An indication also remains on the unit’s display screen until the test is completed.
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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.