Steam trap design accepts inline dirt
OPT pinch steam trap handles pipeline dirt and lasts up to five times longer than other traps while saving at least 10% in steam costs.
OPT pinch steam trap handles pipeline dirt and lasts up to five times longer than other traps while saving at least 10% in steam costs. It is freeze protected, self-draining, has no moving parts, fails in the open position, and is back pressure insensitive. The unit installs in any position, has automatic air venting, and allows a continuous flow of low-velocity condensate. Ogontz Corp.
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.