Posts tagged as safety

Protecting off-grid PV systems

  There are many studies on the short circuit behaviour of grid connected PV and renewable energy systems but not many on the protection of off-grid PV (OGPV) systems. Many national wiring codes are beginning to include protection of PV systems, but the subject is neither well nor widely understood. This article covers the protection […]

Helping prolong the overall lifetime of runways and ropes

Two innovative and unique devices have been introduced into the South African market by global crane giant Konecranes, prolonging the overall lifetime of the runways and the ropes through two unique solutions: RailQ Runway Survey and RopeQ Wire Rope Inspection. RailQ is an alignment survey technology developed to provide faster, safer, and more accurate analysis than […]

Laser scanner improves mine safety

An integrated mine monitoring system is helping Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation improve safety at copper /cobalt open pits in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The integrated laser scanner and monitoring software system, purchased from 3D Laser Mapping, will be used to monitor high wall stability helping to predict future wall movements. Comprising a Riegl VZ-1000 […]

Improving driver efficiency and fuel economy

The TomTom LINK 510 vehicle tracking device helps businesses to contain the rising cost of fuel. It offers greater control over driving efficiency for every car, van or truck by monitoring driver performance, as well as the vehicle’s position and movement. Fleet owners and commercial vehicle transport companies can use the device to report fuel […]

Flame resistant clothing

by Scott Margolin, Westex Flame resistant (FR) clothing offers the wearer protection from electric arc flash, molten ferrous metals, flash fire, and welding exposures.  The most important fabric properties are protection, comfort, and overall value. There are large differences among otherwise compliant FR fabrics, including those that at first glance appear quite similar. Download the […]

Boosting mine safety

Safety is one of the primary advantages of putting the Topcon Imaging Station (IS) to work in a mining environment. A robotic total station with the auto-scanning capabilities of a laser scanner, the IS makes dangerous areas accessible for the surveyor. Areas for which survey data was unavailable in the past can now be surveyed […]

Safety, compliance and the Pressure Equipment Directive

The European Pressure Equipment Directive (97/23/EC) was adopted by the European Parliament and the European Council in May 1997. PED applies to the design, manufacture and conformity assessment of pressure equipment as well as the assemblies of pressure equipment.The main objective of the PED is to provide a framework based on the hazard presented by […]

Gas-insulated circuit breaker switchgear

Schneider Electric has introduced GHA gas-insulated circuit breaker switchgear offering safety, security, ecological and economic advantages. GHA provides an optimum solution for a variety of safe power requirements, with applications ranging from transformer substations to switching stations for primary power supplies. It also carries IAC classification. The switchgear suits a wide range of requirements and […]