Kinetic wireless mesh networks for mining and process operations

  Kinetic wireless mesh networks enable communications and data acquisition in mobile environments such as mining operations, which are constantly changing and expanding. This wireless infrastructure is able to maintain reliable and seamless communication. Typical services required in mobile mining environments are dispatch systems, fatigue monitoring, ground probe radar, condition monitoring, fleet management, drill management […]

Expanding the dynamic range of current measurement

  Application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC)-based current transducers can expand the dynamic range and increase the sensitivity and reliability of current measurement. The benefits offered by ASIC-based transducers with over current detection (OCD) can help to reduce component count and, as a result, deliver higher reliability. They can also enable higher resolution from the analogue-to-digital converter […]

Safety of buildings near to process facilities

  Ensuring the safe location and design of occupied buildings (permanent or temporary) is high on the agenda of key stakeholders – industry, regulators, and the workforce and members of the public who have a vested interest in the area. The significant amount of analytical work required to support such an analysis represents a key […]

Choosing the right analysis tools for measurement systems

  Raw data is not always the best way to communicate useful information. Data transformations like removing signal noise, compensation for environmental effects like temperature and humidity, and calibration for equipment error are needed to help turn raw data into useful data. Producing useful data is a primary outcome of engineering applications, so comprehensive signal […]

Explosive environments: fundamentals of area classification

by Dr. Johannes Auret,  Explolabs A guide for plant management and technical staff on how to conduct an area classification, the process whereby the degree of exposure to explosive atmospheres for a plant area is determined. Download the PDF document

Accelerating the design of radio astronomy instruments

  When it is complete, the MeerKAT array in South Africa’s Karoo region will include 64 antenna dishes, making it the largest and most sensitive radio telescope in the southern hemisphere. As a forerunner to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), slated for completion in 2024, MeerKAT will be used by scientists worldwide on a range […]

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