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Dispute avoidance as a preferable strategy

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The old adage “prevention is better than cure” is particularly true within the projects and engineering environment. The direct and indirect costs and other implications of disputes and project and engineering problems that occur can be significant. In this context, the avoidance of disputes and problems is generally a preferable strategy to dispute and problem resolution. The avoidance of project and engineering disputes and problems however...

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Expert solutions for lightning safety and lightning protection challenges

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The lightning season that is currently occurring in many parts of the world, brings lightning safety and lightning protection to “front of mind”. Numerous lightning-related events internationally, including many associated deaths and injuries, highlights the safety and ;protection risks associated with lightning.  Many applications, including those in mining, oil & gas (petrochemical), airports/aviation and other transportation systems...

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Effective engineering of lightning safety and protection solutions

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‘It is well understood that a properly engineered lightning safety and lightning protection system (LPS) can limit damage and loss of life/injury. Whilst a standards-based technical approach has been found to be effective and to result in enhanced protection against the effects of lightning, a proper engineering approach to lightning protection is often not evident.’ This was noted by Ian McKechnie, CEO of project and engineering advisors and...

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Minimising engineering and project problems and disputes

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I recently commented in the context of ‘troubleshooting and fixing’ that “challenges and potential problems are an ever-present reality and ‘come with the territory’ in the engineering, projects and operations environment. How their likelihood is minimised, and how they are handled when they do occur, is therefore vital in minimising their potential impact and in effectively managing or dealing with the outcomes”. In our professional...

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Solar plants – managing the lightning risk

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Solar plants, particularly (but certainly not only) large facilities such as utility-scale PV plants, present particular challenges in respect of lightning protection.  Engenamic, with their team’s leading specialist professional engineering expertise in the field of lightning safety and lightning protection, observe that there are particular general characteristics of such sites and applications that contribute to their exposure and...

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Effectively manage lightning risks for complex applications

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“What do airports, mines, power generation plants (including renewables) and power infrastructure, communications/data infrastructure and large industrial plants like oil & gas have in common? They are all particularly exposed and vulnerable to the effects of lightning, and the consequences can be particularly severe.” According to Engenamic, with their team’s leading specialist professional engineering expertise in the field of lightning...

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