Posts tagged as engineerIT

Improving loss testing efficiencies through enhanced OLTS abilities

  An optical loss test set (OLTS) is a well-known device for its advantages in speed and accuracy over the more conventional light source and power meter. This makes the OLTS a great fit for applications with high fibre counts such as fibre to the home (FTTH) passive optical networks (PONs), structured cabling and data […]

Corona discharge detection using an ultraviolet imaging camera

  By using a high sensitivity ultraviolet radiation receiver, corona and ultraviolet radiation can be recorded to evaluate equipment condition through data processing and analysis. With the likely future increase in power demand and expansion of the grid, failures on high voltage equipment could increase the necessity for more preventative maintenance actions. Distribution equipment in […]

Optical considerations for LED selection

  When choosing an LED for an application, its optical properties must first be considered. Properties such as lumen output, intensity distribution, and source size must be suited to the optical system of the application. One of the first questions asked when considering a LED type relates to how bright it is, which is really […]

Thermal imaging solutions improve accuracy

  Thermal imaging camera manufacturers consistently stretch the possibilities of technology to offer better image quality to make it easier for users to interpret their findings. This article explains how new thermal imaging features improve accuracy and interpretation of results. Features like UltraMax resolution, multi-spectral dynamic imaging (MSX) and infrared guided measurement (IGM) are technologies […]

ECSA membership discussed at industry gathering

  The recent SAIMC monthly meeting saw a good turnout of approximately 70 members and visitors to hear du Toit Grobler, past president, executive and council member of the Institution of Certificated Mechanical and Electical Engineers, South Africa present the case for professional engineering registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).  He gave […]

Cellular narrowband-IoT module

  U-blox, known internationally for its wireless and positioning modules and chips, recently announced forthcoming availability of its SARA-N2 narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) module, the world’s first cellular radio module compliant to the 3GPP Release 13, narrowband  IoT (LTE Cat. NB1) standard. Designed for use in applications such as smart buildings and cities, utilities metering, white goods, asset tracking, […]