The Mascot II wall-hung boiler by Laars provides a high-efficiency, fully modulating, compact system for industrial applications.
Laars’ Mascot II wall-hung boiler offers high efficiency, ease of use, and versatility in a small, 100-lbs package. The boiler is designed for ease of installation and serviceability, with built-in condensate trap and auto air-elimination vent. The low NOx, 95% AFUE, sealed-combustion, fully modulating system is available as a 125 MBH input boiler or combination boiler and water heater; both are Energy Star qualified. Setup is easier with full access to both the gas valve and control panel at the same time. Also included is a unique, sealed condensate trap that does not need to be primed at startup.
- Edited by Gust Gianos, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, www.csemag.com
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.