‘Super Boiler’ to save energy
The Dept. of Energy has released a super hero in the form of a boiler.
The Dept. of Energy has released a super hero in the form of a boiler. The boiler, which just reached its 1-year anniversary of operation, can deliver 94% thermal efficiency, producing fewer emissions than conventional boilers.
Over the next 13 years, the technology could save more than 185 trillion Btus, equivalent to the natural gas consumed by more than 2 million households.
The United States’ industrial sector accounts for about one-third of the nation’s energy use, and the new Super Boiler represents a boost in energy savings.
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.