Victaulic's AquaFlex Flexible Stainless Steel Sprinkler Fitting line has been released.
Victaulic’s pre-assembled system for the AquaFlex Flexible Stainless Steel Sprinkler Fitting line has been released. The system includes a pre-assembled AquaFlex Series AQB (braided) or Series AQU (corrugated) system featuring a broad line of recessed and concealed pendent sprinklers as well as short and long elbow reducers. A variety of optional accessories to speed installation also are available, including the Victaulic FireLock Style 922 Outlet T for fast, mechanical hole-cut branch-line installation; AquaFlex reducers for Series AQI institutional block wall applications; and the AquaFlex 90-deg Elbows for Series AQB installations in tight spaces. Customers are able to specify flexible hose length, branch line fittings, style of reducers, and recessed or concealed pendent sprinklers.
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.