Posts tagged as Industry news

Updated electrotechnical trade analysis

The updated trade analysis for the electrotechnical sector by research and consulting company Whitehouse and Associates sheds light on SA’s performance as an exporter, and on key markets and economic communities. Electrotechnical exports grew each year from 2010 to 2012 and showed a total growth of 16% over the three years to $2,8-billion in 2012, […]

Chairman’s report: Cigré SA national committee

  by Rob Stephen,  Cigré South Africa has continued to fare extremely well in Cigré internationally and this is reflected by the election to senior positions of South African delegates by the international community. This is Rob Stephen’s fourth report as chairman of the national committee of Cigré. Positions held by members Four papers were selected […]

Engineering Certificate of Competency exam questions

Vector publishes exam questions from previous exams issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training as a service to our readers who are studying for their Engineering Certificate of Competency. This month’s paper, “Occupational Health and Safety Act”, was set in June 2013.  Question 1 Define the following terms as given in the Act: Employee […]

Malaysia hosts FIG International Congress 2014

FIG’s quadrennial International Congress and General Assembly takes places this year from 16 to 21 June at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, in Malaysia, with the theme “Engaging the challenges, enhancing the relevance”. The 2014 FIG Congress is jointly organised by FIG and the Association of Authorized Land Surveyors Malaysia (PEJUTA). Surveying and land professionals […]

Workshops to aid ISO 50001 compliance

  The Energy Training Foundation (EnTF) presented its “Energy management system implementation” (EnMSI) training and workshop to members of the Airports Company of South Africa’s (ACSA’s) technical and engineering team, all of whom are responsible for reducing the company’s energy consumption by means of an energy management system. ACSA has already embarked on a number […]

Air conditioning, cooling systems company acquired

Schneider Electric South Africa has announced the finalisation of its merger with Uniflair South Africa, and the latter’s complete integration into the Schneider Electric flagship brand. The announcement follows the positive business outcomes of the 2010 acquisition of precision air conditioning and technical cooling systems company Uniflair SpA, by Schneider Electric. The local Uniflair entity […]

African leaders seek solutions to energy trilemma

  African energy leaders see global climate framework uncertainty, high energy prices, and commodity prices as the critical issues driving Africa’s energy agenda this year, according to the 2014 World Energy Issues Monitor, released by World Energy Council (WEC). The African views are in contrast with the global view, where high energy price volatility has for […]

Register for the 2014 Modern Solutions Power Systems Conference

  Registration for the 2014 Modern Solutions Power Systems Conference (MSPSC), which is to take place from 3 to 5 June 2014 at the JW Marriott Houston Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA,  is now open. Register to reserve your seat at one of the most important conferences for today’s power system leaders. The first two MSPS conferences were […]

Final specification for ISA100.11a device integration released

  The Fieldbus Foundation has released the final specification for integration of ISA100.11a wireless field devices into its FOUNDATION for remote operations management (ROM) technology. Unlike solutions limited to a single network standard, this development allows automation end users to employ multiple wired and wireless protocols for greater flexibility and expandability. FOUNDATION for ROM will […]