Valent Adds Water Source Heat Pump Option to Ventilators
Valent Air Management Systems extends its line of high-percentage outdoor air ventilators with a water source heat pump option. Ranging from 5 to 25 nominal tons, the new refrigeration system dehumidifies high quantities of outdoor air on either boiler/tower or geothermal water loops.
As with all Valent products, each water source heat pump ventilator is factory run-tested for 1.5 hours prior to shipment.
Valent is a business of Unison Comfort Technologies. For more information, visit www.valentair.com or (612) 877-4850.
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.