Water source heat pump
The Versatec Base from WaterFurnace combines high-efficiency and value-added features in a compact water source heat pump for water loop and geothermal applications.
The Versatec Base from WaterFurnace combines high-efficiency and value-added features in a compact water source heat pump for water loop and geothermal applications. These units feature a reciprocating single-capacity compressor paired with a PSC blower motor. This heat pump includes an optional two-position water valve, an automatic control valve, and an optional factory-installed, low-pressure drop water solenoid valve for variable-speed pumping applications. The cabinet is made of heavy gauge galvanized steel for corrosion resistance. Standard foil-faced insulation can be upgraded to FormiShield Plus coil coating, which protects against formicary corrosion, or to ThermaShield, which protects against condensation.
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.