HVAC seminars

A summer and fall schedule is available for air conditioning and refrigeration, and heating and ventilating seminars. Hands-on exercises provide system and component familiarization; demonstrate pressure-temperature relationships, gauge attachment and removal, refrigerant recovery, charging a system with refrigerant, and more.

National Technology Transfer, Inc. , nttinc.com , Write 312 on PE card

Handy blowers

A line of high-performance, portable venturi blowers offers the perfect solution for quickly and easily moving fumes that may be explosive, or hazardous. Four models feature a galvanized diffuser, cast aluminum inlet housing and a carrying handle. Adapters, connectors, storage bags, and racks are available.

Allegro Industries , allegrosafety.com , Write 313 on PE card

Efficient bag filters

Hilco Bag Filter Cartridges are intended to increase the filtration efficiency of existing bag filter housings while reducing labor and other associated costs of frequent bag change-outs. Each cartridge is designed with an external O-ring that seals on the inside diameter of the basket, eliminating traditional bag bypassing concerns.

The Hilliard Corp. , hilliardcorp.com , Write 314 on PE card

No overcooling

Predator MagnaDRY convertible, single-package rooftop unit combines the high efficiency of the Predator series with an advanced dehumidification system that allows maximum dehumidification independent of the cooling load. The unit provides high levels of moisture removal and maintains humidity levels below setpoints eliminating costly swings of overcooling.

York Intl., UPG , yorkupg.com , Write 315 on PE card

Vacuum filters fines

CFM 217 vacuum has the power of a large industrial vacuum in a compact, portable, and easy-to-use machine. The unit includes a HEPA exhaust filter. The multistage filtration system traps 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns.

Nilfisk-Advance America , n-aa.com , Write 316 on PE card

Pocket hygrometer

Lufft E200 pocket thermo-hygrometer with fixed probe is small in size (67/ 8 in. x 17/ 8 in. x 1 in.). A thumb wheel operates all the menus and functions such as max. and min. temperatures, averages, dewpoint, absolute humidity, and hold. Automatically shuts itself off. Temperature range is -4 to 122 F with

Abbeon Cal, Inc. , abbeonl.com , Write 317 on PE card

Leak detection

A free, 6-p, full color brochure provides practical information on three tools for adding fluorescent dye to AC&R systems: a multidose dye injector and dye capsules for small to medium-size systems, a multidose injector for medium to large systems, and bottled dyes for very large systems. There is information on leak detection lamps.

Spectronics Corp. , spectroline.com , Write 318 on PE card

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.
Pipe fabrication and IIoT; 2017 Product of the Year finalists
The future of electrical safety; Four keys to RPM success; Picking the right weld fume option
A new approach to the Skills Gap; Community colleges may hold the key for manufacturing; 2017 Engineering Leaders Under 40
Control room technology innovation; Practical approaches to corrosion protection; Pipeline regulator revises quality programs
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
Power system design for high-performance buildings; mitigating arc flash hazards
VFDs improving motion control applications; Powering automation and IIoT wirelessly; Connecting the dots
Natural gas engines; New applications for fuel cells; Large engines become more efficient; Extending boiler life

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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