Thermostatic trap series
3-in. and 4-in. FT450 thermostatic trap series
The 3-in. and 4-in. FT450 thermostatic trap series has been improved with a fabricated mechanism suitable for industries where both high pressure and high process flows are required. The 3-in. and 4-in. FT450 mechanical ball float trap has a body and cover made of cast carbon steel, thus increasing the trap’s longevity and allowing maximum system efficiency. The trap features a balanced pressure thermostatic air vent available for maximum temperatures of 572 F. Both the head and seat are made of hardened stainless steel with a coating that prevents sticking and resists build-up of precipitants, which can cause leakage.
Spirax Sarco, Inc.
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.