Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning

Adsorber offers high first-pass removal efficiency Vari-Klean ultra high-efficiency gas phase adsorber offers high (90%) first-pass removal efficiency.


Adsorber offers high first-pass removal efficiency

Vari-Klean ultra high-efficiency gas phase adsorber offers high (90%) first-pass removal efficiency. Unit features high carbon loading (600 gr/sq m), high activity carbon (less than 1.5% of the surface area is blinded), and low resistance. Filter is designed for continuous removal of airborne molecular contamination less than 500 ppb. Airguard; www.airguard.com


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Self-cleaning hydronic boiler features 87% efficiency

Pulsar oil-fired, pulse combustion hydronic boiler offers 87% efficiency, self-cleaning burner, cast iron combustion chamber, and digital touchpad control. Unit is UL, MEA, and BAR approved. Complete oil combustion yields lower fuel and maintenance costs. Environmentally friendly system is quiet, soot-free, clean burning, and easy to install. Patterson-Kelley/Harsco; www.pkboilers.com


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Dye injector simplifies leak detection

BigEZ multi-dose fluorescent leak detection dye injector treats up to 16 gal. of lubricant (approximately 400 lb of refrigerant or 150 tons of cooling). Technician simply hooks up the unit and turns the handle to inject the exact amount of dye required. Super-concentrated, solvent-free, lubricant-specific dyes are safe for any size AC/R system, and are approved by most major manufacturers. Spectronics Corp.; www.spectroline.com


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Water heater links to building management systems

Intelli-Fin boiler/water heater incorporates LonWorks technology to enable the unit to integrate into building management systems over an open network. A digital display permits access to more than 21 data points, including mode of operation and total run time. Remote monitoring and control access are available over phone lines. Lochinvar Corp.; www.lochinvar.com


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Two-stage trap ideal for limited spaces

APT14 automatic pump trap is half the size of other versions, making it ideal for applications with limited installation space. Trap provides a compact solution for removing condensate from steam heat exchangers and process plants under all operating conditions, even vacuum. Device is available as a standard unit for all steam pressures up to 200 psig. Spirax Sarco, Inc.; www.spiraxsarco-usa.com


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Quartz heaters use thick film technology

Thick film quartz heaters provide a superior method for semiconductor wet chemistry applications. Intended for deionized and aggressive chemicals, the modules offer ultra pure semiconductor-grade quartz performance, replacing inefficient infrared quartz heater output. Use of semiconductor-grade quartz avoids the permeability problems of Teflon-coated products. Watlow; www.watlow.com


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Low-profile deaerator features space saving design

Low-profile, vertical, tray-type deaerator features a compact, space saving design. Package is lower in height and requires less floor space than other major deaerators, yet has all the high-performance design features of larger units. System works with a true 1-ft NPSH pump to achieve unparalleled height savings. Bryan Steam LLC; www.bryanboilers.com


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Fax logger records temperature and humidity data

FX420 remote location fax logger automatically records and transmits a graphical history of temperature and humidity levels at the installed location. Data is retrieved by fax or e-mail. System eliminates the need to have personnel check conditions at remote sites, change chart paper, download data, or dial in for information. Temperature range is 0-100 F; humidity range is 0-95%. Dickson; www.dicksonweb.com


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The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
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A new approach to the Skills Gap; Community colleges may hold the key for manufacturing; 2017 Engineering Leaders Under 40
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The cloud, mobility, and remote operations; SCADA and contextual mobility; Custom UPS empowering a secure pipeline
Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
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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

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