Posts tagged as CSIR

SAIMC Pretoria branch talks technical infrastructure

Technical infrastructure (TI) is a terminology which is unique to South Africa and refers to a number of institutions that drive standards and ensure support for technical regulations. At the Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) Pretoria branch May technical evening, hosted at the National Laboratory Association (NLA), NLA director Steve Sidney said […]

Technology available for licensing

The CSIR has 450 technologies available for licensing and further development. These technologies cover engineering, light metals, alloys, advanced polymers, nano-technology and nano-clay. Technology transfer from the CSIR is usually facilitated via licensing which involves the granting of permission to a licensee to use CSIR intellectual property (IP) for a stated purpose under defined conditions. The […]

Why is energy efficiency still on the to-do list?

Energy efficiency, which has been defined as “the best and cheapest way to reduce CO2 emissions and use the least amount of electricity to achieve a desired result” and is often viewed as an obvious cost-saving option in an industrial or commercial operation, is frequently not implemented in South Africa. The National Energy Act of […]

Young scientists put data to work in solving problems

A group of young data science students could have the answer to help prevent fatalities in South African mines due to seismic activity and rock bursts, with the development of an early warning and monitoring system called “Rock Pulse”. The students are part of a group participating in the Data Science for Impact and Decision […]

An overview of the South African energy sector

The following article is compiled from a speech Chris Yelland, the MD of EE Publishers, gave to the South African Bureau of Standards’ (SABS’) SDA Workshop recently. The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is meant to provide some direction for the energy sector to financiers, industrialists, manufacturers and suppliers regarding the way ahead up to 2020. […]

Modelling to help cities adapt to rising temperatures

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a modelling capability that can help municipalities adapt to climate change and associated rises in temperature. This is done by combining information from temperature projections and detailed information of urban surfaces, such as roads and buildings, using the city spatial development plan in that region. […]

Young scientists put data to work in solving problems

A group of young data science students could have the answer to help prevent fatalities in South African mines due to seismic activity and rock bursts, with the development of an early warning and monitoring system called Rock Pulse. The students are part of a group participating in the Data Science for Impact and Decision […]

Tech for mining safety

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has showcased some of its latest technologies to improve safety in the mining sector at the Mining Indaba which took place in Cape Town during February 2018. The inaccessibility of some underground areas makes it difficult and dangerous for inspections after blasting. The CSIR has developed a […]