SA Instrumentation & Control - From the Editor's Desk

From the Editor's Desk

Scadas reviewed
June 2003, News
The June issue of SA Instrumentation & Control once again sees our popular 'Scada review' feature. What makes this review different is that the reviews are written by end-users of the software systems, ...

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The airconditioners strike back
May 2003, News
A sequel to 'Men, women and air conditioners', March 2003 issue of SA I&C, (Apologies to George Lucas) Us technical types, having to share offices with the non-technical, are frequently frustrated ...

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Waste not, want not
April 2003, News
This month's water and wastewater feature highlights some of the new technologies that are available to companies that are involved with the distribution of this vital resource. At the 2003 Siemens User ...

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Men, women and airconditioners
March 2003, News
Recently, some areas of the country have been experiencing dangerously high discomfort levels. Many men regularly find themselves struggling with open windows, and women seemingly intent on cooking them. ...

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Of bombs, cars and space
February 2003, News
There are many aspects of our everyday life whose development was driven by an intense need or crisis. There is perhaps no time of crisis greater than that of war, least of all a world war.       Bombs World ...

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Changes in technology
January 2003, News
The annual silly-season has come to an end with some very interesting happenings on the e-business front. Some South African online sellers are reporting sales up by between 170 and 300% from the same ...

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Irony of our industry
December 2002, News
One of the ironies of the control and instrumentation industry is that even though the levels of implemented technology are rising exponentially, the boundaries between the various electrical disciplines ...

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An engineering approach turns recessions into opportunities
October 2002, News
Shareholders have one major criterion on their minds - ROI (return on investment). Is this investment a balloon or a brick? Among other things, investment performance is highly dependent on sales. Sales ...

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You all made bad career choices
November 2002, News
There is no doubt that when deciding to enter the field of engineering I made a stupid mistake - engineers are held accountable for their actions. If they are contracted to manufacture a product and it ...

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Starvation on our borders
August 2002, News
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has described the threatening famine in six southern African countries as the worst current humanitarian disaster in the world. At a recent media conference, ...

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The chickens are coming home to roost
September 2002, News
I was recently afforded the opportunity to attend the Test and Measurement Conference 2002, an annual event organised by the National Laboratory Association (NLA). One of the co-sponsors of the conference, ...

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New economy increasingly affecting the C&I practitioner
July 2002, News
According to a new study recently released, around 3,1-million South Africans will have access to the Internet by the end of 2002. 'The Goldstuck Report: Internet Access in South Africa, 2002' reveals ...

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