Trane's Tracer ES BAS is a Web-based systems integration solution, designed to optimize building efficiency and provide facility managers with better tools to do their job.
Trane’s Tracer ES BAS, a Web-based systems integration solution, is designed to optimize building efficiency. It provides facility managers with an online, enterprise-wide view of all their buildings and systems from any computer. The system can be integrated with Tracer SC, which is used to manage individual HVAC solutions. Tracer ES can also be integrated with non-Trane systems via BACnet. Tracer ES provides Web control of multiple Trane or qualified BACnet systems for improved operation and energy management. With Tracer ES, all of an enterprise’s buildings and systems can be managed remotely. Each system can be customized to reflect a facility’s unique requirements. At the building level, Tracer SC acts as a system functions and network manager for all individual HVAC systems. Tracer SC supports two standard field-level protocols, BACnet MS/TP and LonTalk, allowing for integration of any equipment that uses communicating controllers.
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.