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Technical article: ANSI Z358.1-2009 compliance checklist downloadweblink

Showers and Eyebaths ServicesTue, 28 Jul 2015

This checklist from Showers & Eyebaths Services is a summary of the provisions of ANSI Z358.1-2009 relating to eye or eye/face wash and safety showers. Please refer to the standard for a complete listing of the provisions.

Transmission stability

White paper: the effects of transmissivity on data accuracy downloadweblink

IRISSMon, 27 Jul 2015

As the saying goes, ‘garbage in, garbage out’. This truism is every bit as applicable in thermography as it is in computer data mining. The difference is that the inaccurate data that leads a thermographer to a false-negative conclusion could result in a multimillion-dollar catastrophic failure of a company’s electrical distribution system. In fact, the implications to personnel safety, plant assets and production downtime make the results of transmissivity errors more like toxic waste ...

Signal analysis in a hybrid system using the DANEO 400

Technical article: hybrid signal analysis in protection and automation systems downloadweblink

OMICRON electronicsThu, 23 Jul 2015

As OMICRON electronics explains in this article, modern protection and automation systems for electrical power systems are increasingly using communication protocols to transfer information. In the mid-term, more and more hybrid systems and systems distributed across large distances will be implemented.

Electrical inspections

White paper: understanding NFPA 70 and its implications in electrical inspections downloadweblink

IRISSThu, 23 Jul 2015

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) was established in 1896 and has become the world’s leading advocate of fire prevention. The influence of its 300 codes and standards are evident in buildings, products and practices throughout the world. NFPA codes are adopted through a broad consensus of experts, and have resulted in some of the world’s most referenced and respected codes. This white paper from IRISS explores NFPA 70, also known as the National Electric Code (NEC), which ...

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Technical article: wind of change — changes in diagnostics for high-voltage elements downloadweblink

OMICRON electronicsWed, 22 Jul 2015

Everyone is now talking about renewable energy sources — such as solar power, wind power or biogas. The thirst for alternative forms of energy is also being driven by a desire to move away from nuclear power. Yet what many people fail to see is that radical change involves more than simply decommissioning nuclear power plants and replacing them with wind farms. This article explores the new challenges being faced in the field of high-voltage component diagnostics.

Oil analysis

Technical article: top 10 tips — oil analysis downloadweblink

Bosch RexrothWed, 22 Jul 2015

With between 70 and 80 per cent of all hydraulic failures caused by contaminated oil, effective analysis is vital to ensuring the healthy functioning of machinery. Bosch Rexroth outlines its top 10 tips for maintaining oil quality.

VP-75 series

White paper: safer by design — the history of IRISS infrared windows downloadweblink

IRISSTue, 21 Jul 2015

In this white paper, Martin Robinson, a Level III thermographer and chief executive officer (CEO) of IRISS, discusses the history of infrared windows. He said: ‘As CEO and founder of IRISS, I am often asked how and why I designed our product line the way I did. As is common with such product development processes, there was no single epiphany that unveiled today’s design to me. Instead, I arrived at our best-in-class design through an evolution of enhancements, each improving on the ...

Three Apriso attributes for global manufacturing success

White paper: a roadmap for global manufacturing excellence downloadweblink

Dassault Systèmes DELMIA AprisoTue, 21 Jul 2015

Manufacturing has gone global. Production facilities and supply chain networks are distributed across the world in order to best meet the needs of a diverse, dynamic group of customers. Companies are racing to standardise and harmonise their processes and systems on a global scale in an effort to ensure the right products are delivered on time, on quality and on volume. The goal of this white paper from Apriso is to educate IT and line-of-business executives on what approach is now ...

Planview - shark tank

Technical article: 'Shark Tank' your gate meetings download

PlanviewMon, 20 Jul 2015

A gated product development process is often implemented by organisations to assist in scrutinising projects throughout their lifecycle to ensure only the fittest survive. Unfortunately, many of the checks and balances lack the teeth required to kill doomed projects before they squander resources. This article from Planview explains how can a television show such as Shark Tank can provide valuable insight into your gate meetings.

Planview - mourning the dead

Technical article: why you should have a funeral after killing your product download

PlanviewThu, 16 Jul 2015

Pulling the plug on an in-flight project is hard. No one wants to be the person calling it quits, offending team members and admitting defeat. It is this mentality, however, that ends up sucking the life out of resources and budgets and setting the organisation up for continued failure because the process is broken. How can you ensure only the right projects survive, wrong ones are killed early and lessons are celebrated after an appropriate mourning period? It is going to take courage.

Thermal imager

White paper: reducing arc flash risks with electrical maintenance safety devices downloadweblink

IRISSWed, 15 Jul 2015

Electrical accidents, such as arc flashes, happen daily; however, there are ways companies and individuals can reduce the occurrence of these accidents and protect everybody concerned from the consequences. The NFPA regulation 70E provides a reference for facilities to meet the requirements of electrical workplace safety, while regulation 70B outlines the best practices for setting up and maintaining an electrical preventive maintenance programme. 

Technical article: circuit breaker testing complexities removed downloadweblink

OMICRON electronicsWed, 15 Jul 2015

A circuit breaker is an electrical switch designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by overload or short circuit. It is also used to isolate part of a healthy circuit for regular maintenance. Its operation can therefore be both automatic and manual. Its basic function is to immediately discontinue electrical flow. The circuit breaker plays a significant role within the power system. This article from OMICRON electronics discusses the importance of testing the performance ...

Autodesk VRED Professional 2015

White paper: steps required to set up a computer-assisted virtual environment downloadweblink

Man and Machine Tue, 14 Jul 2015

This white paper from Man and Machine describes the steps required to set up a computer-assisted virtual environment (CAVE) with Autodesk VRED Professional 2015 and Display Cluster, including the setup and configuration of motion tracking. 

Mind the gap

White paper: tips on how to align your boss's perception of innovation maturity with reality downloadweblink

PlanviewTue, 14 Jul 2015

The recent Fourth Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Survey identified one of the most common challenges organisations experience as being how to speed innovation to deliver innovative products to market while still relying on the same approaches to people, processes and tools that continually limit their success. When you think about it, this is the quintessential definition for ‘insanity’.

White paper: environmental compensation of linear laser interferometer readings downloadweblink

RenishawTue, 14 Jul 2015

Laser interferometers are often assumed to automatically provide the ultimate in measurement accuracy. However, in reality, the situation is more complex. When measuring linear displacements in air with a laser, the performance of the environmental compensation system is particularly important. The laser and interferometric measurement optics provide very high levels of linear resolution and precision, but it is the environmental compensation unit (weather station) that is primarily ...

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