Variable-speed water-source heat pump
Variable-speed water-source heat pumps by Trane now include Tracer UC400 controls.
Variable-speed water-source heat pumps from Trane now include horizontal configurations designed for commercial applications. They feature factory-programmed Tracer UC400 controls, which use proprietary algorithms specifically designed to maximize the unique efficiency potential of onboard eFlex compressor and fan technology. Trane eFlex variable-speed compressors and fans respond to changing demands by varying their speeds, optimizing energy consumption while improving reliability, acoustics, and comfort—surpassing ASHRAE 90.1 standards, even at full load. With some configurations reaching an energy efficiency rating (EER) of 40, Trane water-source heat pumps with eFlex technology deliver potential energy savings of up to 60%, when compared to conventional water-source heat pumps. Combined with the integrated controls, eFlex technology enables custom on/off cycling modes and airflow parameters, reduces wear and tear, and increases occupant comfort by providing a more consistent environment.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey