Water source heat pump (WSHP)
Daikin McQuay's SmartSource WSHP product line offers high energy-efficiency ratings in a variety of sizes and additional features.
The Daikin McQuay SmartSource water source heat pump (WSHP) product line from McQuay International includes a variable-speed inverter WSHP, boasting high energy-efficiency ratings. The line of water source heat pumps comes in a range of sizes and a breadth of options that include smart dehumidification, waterside economizers, and internal electric heat. The SmartSource platform is geothermal ready, including an option for factory-mounted loop water pumps. An optional 10-year parts warranty is also available. The SmartSource inverter WSHP uses Daikin technology to continuously adjust compressor speeds, providing ultimate comfort to building occupants and very high-energy efficiencies. The SmartSource line can be used in schools, clinics, office buildings, government offices, senior living facilities, and other projects, both new construction and retrofit, where high efficiency and quiet operation are key specifications.
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.