Articles: EE Publishers

European GNSS experiences service disruptions

Galileo initial navigation and timing services have experienced ongoing interruptions since 12 July 2019, but the services have been restored on 18 July 2019. Update: 18 July 2019 Services recovered Malfunction explained as equipment fault at ground station Galileo Initial Services have now been restored. Commercial users can already see signs of recovery of the […]

Assessing legal risks in moving to the cloud

Many businesses are moving to cloud computing to reap the benefits it provides, from scalability and agility to the ability to analyse data and interpret it in such a way that can help meet client demands. However, before moving any business functions to the cloud, a business must assess legal issues that will have an […]

Application of machine learning algorithms in boiler plant root cause analysis 

It is often difficult to determine the cause of upset or detrimental boiler conditions because the large number of boiler input and output parameters create a complex problem to troubleshoot. Such was the case in this study, where a radiant superheater and internal desuperheater were retrofitted in an existing industrial water-tube boiler at a South […]

Basic spatial unit frame developed to spatially harmonise datasets

The development of the Basic Spatial Unit (BSU) frame, the grid shown in the map below, is a first step in shedding new light on the complexity of the South African landscape and seascape. A technical team from Stats SA, the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), and the National Geo-spatial Information (NGI) component of […]

Solar power system that works at night a renewable energy game-changer

An innovative thermal battery being developed by researchers at Curtin University in Australia may be key to a solar power system capable of producing electricity overnight, rivaling fossil fuels as a viable source of power for commercial and heavy industries around the world, including mining operations. Curtin is collaborating with international renewable energy companies United […]

SA’s role in global effort to survey earth in a day

In 2005, a father and son surveying-duo from Florida, USA had the idea to unite the surveying world through an online community, www.landsurveyorsunited.com, a community which has grown in numbers over the years and now has almost 15 000 members globally. Sadly, only 24 of those members are South African. Other African countries with land […]

Debating the benefits and challenges of SSEG

EE Publishers, in cooperation with Nedbank, recently hosted the second in a series of four “Energy Dialogue” seminars at Nedbank’s Boardman Auditorium in Sandton. The title of this seminar was “Enabling small- and medium-scale distributed embedded generation in South Africa” and was chaired by the bank’s Thabang Chiloane. Click here to view the presentations made […]